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All it takes is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.

In Mexico City, a Message for Cancún In Mexico City, a Message for Cancún
by Laura Carlsen
Why peasant farmers in Mexico are taking the UN climate negotiations seriously.
Big Problem, Big Art Big Problem, Big Art
Photo essay: As climate negotiators meet in Cancun, activists the world over are reminding them of what’s at stake with some very big art.
In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy
by Sue Sturgis
A Kentucky power cooperative had plans to burn more coal. Local residents instead demanded cleaner energy and greater efficiency—and won.
Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power
by Madeline Ostrander, Doug Pibel
The U.S. moves toward a tipping point for solar energy.
Restaurants, Counties, Colleges Promote Tap Water Restaurants, Counties, Colleges Promote Tap Water
by Tiffany Ran
Tap into the movement that is doing away with bottled water.
Why I Have Hope for Haiti Why I Have Hope for Haiti
by Beverly Bell
When people ask me, as they do all the time, “Is there any cause for hope in Haiti?” I answer yes.
Rocking The Cynical World Rocking The Cynical World
by Madeline Ostrander
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck–and his own fans.
Advice for Water Warriors Advice for Water Warriors
by Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow on how to move the water justice movement forward.
Billy Bragg Live Billy Bragg Live
Video: Billy Bragg performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” and “A Reckoning.”
Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility
by David Korten
This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.
Organizing in the Internet Age Organizing in the Internet Age
by Mark Engler
How online activism can help us understand how real change is made.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
French Revolutions French Revolutions
by Rick Wolff
In France, the government’s response to the economic crisis has sparked massive protests. What do they mean for the U.S.?
Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before
Photo essay: Scenes from the 10/10/10 Global Work Party.
10 Ways to Celebrate 10/10/10 10 Ways to Celebrate 10/10/10
by 350.org
At over 7,000 events in 188 countries, people will be getting to work to stop catastrophic climate change—and calling on their leaders to do the same. Here are 10 ideas from 350.org for planning your own climate work party.
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