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Affluenza

Review of Affluenza by John de Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor.

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Through My Enemy's Eyes

A prisoners story of finding a third way, of finding meaning and truth. Sometimes the man who knows the most about hate can tell us the most about love, and the man acquainted with despair can teach us to hope.

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The Failure of War

Why do we always think we can put an end to killing by waging war? It never works, for reasons that should be obvious.

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In the Eyes of the World

The Ugly American lives on and he's undermining our chance for peace says this Third World writer.

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Letter from the editor

As our understanding of technology matures, we come to realize we have both the right and the obligation to act as citizens, to make conscious choices about research, development, and dissemination of technologies throughout our world.

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The Page That Counts :: Fall 2001

percentage of the world’s 6 billion people considered indigenous, and more...

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Reclaiming Choice

Wise policies governing the design and use of a technology can encourage its benign effects and lessen the deleterious ones. Unwise policies can do the opposite. Now is the time to claim civic space in cyberspace and protect the internet from rampant commercialization

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Hey, Listen Up!

Hey, Listen Up! is an eco-literacy project piloted in South Central Los Angeles that showed how technology and environmental content could be taught in a culturally relevant and socially conscious context.

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A Precaution Primer

A Precaution Primer, by Nancy Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger. The precautionary principle, or the idea of "forecaring," gives us a way to change our behavior, personally and collectively. It reminds us to acknowledge our mistakes, admit our ignorance, and act with foresight and caution to prevent damage. It also removes the barriers to that kind of precautionary action.

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Unplug Your Brain

In the US, television is the main thing people do. It's replaced community life, family life, culture. It has replaced the environment. In fact, it has become the environment that people interact with every day. It has become the culture, too-and I'm not talking about so-called popular culture, which sounds, somehow, democratic. This expresses corporate culture, and damned few corporations at that.

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A Solar Future For an Ancient Civilization

its founding in 1987, Hopi Solar Electric has installed photovoltaic systems on more than 300 homes.

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The Great Work Ahead

The great work challenges us to extend and deepen an awakening cultural consciousness that transforms institutional racism and corporate globalization through a politics of inclusion incorporating a spirit of joy and celebration.

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Technotopia

As technology, economy, and culture merge, we transform life to fit the needs of technology rather than creating technologies appropriate to living organisms and ecosystems.

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A Place In the Choir

Community choirs accross the US provide a place where people of all backgrounds and abilities can sing together.

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Discussion Guide for Technology: Who Chooses?

This issue of YES! invites you to think more deeply about our collective relationship to technology. Is technology good or bad or morally neutral? Is technological progress inevitable, its direction determined by some force beyond our control? Or is it the result of a series of individual choices—and if so, who is making those choices? According to what criteria?

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A Sustainable Energy Plan For the US

Examines the policies, technologies, and strategies that could lead the US and the world to a sustainable energy future.

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Innayan* Just Don't Do It!

The culture and technologies of the Kankanaey-Igorot people include an agricultural system and community life that has sustained for many generations.

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The Coming Hydrogen Economy

Explores the future of hydrogen fuel cells in transportation and the hydrogen-solar energy cycle as a successor to fossil fuel.

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On Common Ground

Overview of the State of the Possible retreat sponsored by the Positive Futures Network, bringing together activists working for cultural, social, economic, and political change.

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Mother Nature's School of Design

By following designs in nature we can make things that will do what we need done without the harmful waste.

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Book Review: No Logo

Walden Bello reviews Klein's book on the culture of brand capitalism and the rise of the anti-corporate globalization movement.

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Radical Technologies

The role of the internet in decentralizing and empowering civil society movements

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Seattle: Kyoto Cool

The Bush Administration may not like the Kyoto Protocol, but Seattle is doing all it can to cut down emissions.

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Letter From David Korten

David Korten on terrorism, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,

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From the Love of Money To the Love of Life

Keynote speech to the First Annual Earth Charter Community Summit addresses our responsibilities to the community of life and to future generations.

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Opening Our Hearts And Changing Our Minds

Opening our Hearts and Changing our MInds: Sarah Ruth van Gelder on the transformative moment of 9/11/01.

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Diverse Coalition of Americans Speak Out Against War

DIVERSE COALITION OF AMERICANS SPEAK OUT AGAINST WAR AS SOLUTION TO TERRORISM. Rosa Parks, Danny Glover, Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte join effort calling for justice not vengeance.

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Prayers

Prayers in response to September 11

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Talking Points

Covers principles to invoke in the debate on how to respond to terrorism, including protecting the innocent, upholding American values, avoiding military escalation, and promoting international cooperation.

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A World Out of Touch With Itself:

Tikkun Magazine editor explores how terror is the quintessential act of dehumanization and not recognizing the sanctity of others, and a visible symbol of a world increasingly irrational and out of control.

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How To Defeat Bin Laden

The campaign against bin Laden is best pursued as an international criminal matter rather than as a military campaign.

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Or Are We Going To War

Commentary: Or are we going to war? by Tamim Ansary. Reflections on the war in Afghanistan by an Afghani resident of the U.S.

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Graphics to Download

Various size images of Justice not Vengeance Flag, and Earth Injury Flag.

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