The World People’s Conference on Climate Change held last week in Bolivia was an experiment in replacing the less-than-democratic UN process with one that invites public participation. Janet Redman, one of the drafters of the People’s Accord, explains the difference between Copenhagen and Cochabamba.
The Zinn Education Project helps make sense of race and the role it has played in shaping society.
Multiracial persons are the fastest growing demographic group in the country, but still gaining recognition. Now mixed race people can see themselves in books and be proud of who they are.
Will Cochabamba be a turning point in the climate crisis?
At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, the emphasis on local and indigenous knowledge stands out.
One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
Message from Eduardo Galeano, the author of Open Veins of Latin America, to participants of the First World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba.
A decade after the streets of Cochabamba exploded in what became known as the Water Revolt, the people of Bolivia’s third largest city filled the streets once again to commemorate the anniversary of a grassroots victory that has become known around the world.
The fight against climate change has begun to reflect the colonial, top-down worldview that contributed to the problem in the first place. Mexican activist and storyteller Gustavo Esteva on a new vision—one that is radically bottom-up.
Photographer Chris Jordan’s latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
Our new problems might require paying attention to old wisdom. A new documentary looks to indigenous leadership for answers—and throws our way of life into sharp relief.
Ethical behavior and loving generosity are at the core of faith—so why is the world hurting? Rabbi Ted Falcon on why paying attention to our interconnection is the first step toward healing.
With support from across the political spectrum—and historic leadership from President Obama—we are at a tipping point in the struggle for nuclear abolition.
Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?