Teaching the Restless is a sharp critique of schooling, child-rearing practices, and America's increasing rush to medicate away any perceived ‘problem' behaviors. In a disarmingly honest narrative, Chris Mercogliano admits his biases and presents his arguments through persuasive success stories about children who, in most schools, would have been "medicated to learn."
Why do so many attempts to build coalitions across race and culture result in hurt and division? These seasoned activists offer tips on what makes the difference between success and disaster.
Index to Indicators - Indicators are short news stories about big trends.
Activists Walden Bello and Nicano Perlas and others received Right Livelihood Awards.
Voices from across the political spectrum and around the globe are calling for investigations into police violence during the November Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) demonstrations in Miami, Florida.
On December 13, 2003, President Bush quietly signed the 2004 Intelligence Authorization Act, which broadens the government's power to track citizens' financial transactions.
Plastic bag tax in Ireland has resulted in dramatic reduction in use of plastic bags.
Canadian boreal forests win protection by Rik Langendoen
Worker-run factories like Brukman have continued to operate successfully in Argentina since the 2001 economic collapse caused many businesses to go bankrupt. Two other movements that erupted after Argentina's plunge into economic crisis, urban barter clubs and neighborhood assemblies, have fared less well.
The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing in on redrawn congressional maps that could solidify Republican control of the House of Representatives for the foreseeable future.
Business Ethics Awards - honest companies honored
Short description of train technology status around the world
Human rights abuses thrive in the dark, dank world of censorship and government secrecy. What is those in danger could shine the light of publicity where it matters most? promotion and defense of human rights through video and other communications technology
Beginning in 2006, all electronic equipment produced and sold in the European Union (EU) will be subject to two sweeping regulations, one designed to keep toxics-laced electronics out of municipal waste, the other to reduce use of toxic substances in the first place
World Social Forum in Mumbai: In mid-January, more than 80,000 global activists, scholars, Nobel laureates, poets, musicians, indigenous peoples, and community organizers gathered to declare once again, "Another world is possible!". Fran Korten reports.
The experience of the International Organization of Consumers' Unions.
Does anyone else feel this strange music? by Carol Estes... A young radical poet, Drew Dellinger, and an elder philosopher, Thomas Berry, forge an unlikely cosmological partnership.
In response to the epidemic of industrial hog farms, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. share solutions - humane treatment of farm animals
Fleeing the violence of Burma's military rulers, Shan women create a sanctuary and a power base by working together.
When has awareness of an injustice spurred you into action? What was it that made you want to act? What kind of information or images have made you feel unwilling or unable to act? More questions like these . . .
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s revolutionary ideas and what they might mean for us today.
Household tips to live more sustainably: Non-stick Cookware Safety, Refrigerator Efficiency, Expired Medicine, Recycling Cell Phones, and Leftover Soap.
The Damascus peace mission: pilgrims to Syria find that the healing of wounds begins with listening, learning, and praying together in many languages.
Teach-It: Using Teach-in as a Change Tactic by Connie Kim
Act Globally, Locally - and Statewide
civil liberties and constitutional rights resources
Complexity, Trust, and Terror by Langdon Winner. Dependence on technology.
Against the Tide by Ronald Takaki, internment of Japanese Americans did not take place in Hawaii.
UNC students debate with Pastor Fred Phelps and his anti-gay views.
Filming While Dark by Roberto Rodriguez. A Chicano man decides not to let fear rule his life after being questioned by federal authorities for filming while "dark".
the story of a grassroots effort to renew a post-industrial city. AC3T, Boggs Center, Detroit summer, Adamah, Grace Boggs, Cass Corridor Food Cooperative, Romanowski Park.
Safeguarding the Vote By Doug Pibel, electronic voting machine issues, computerized voting problems, accountability in touch-screen voting.
International Solidarity Movement and the power of nonviolence
The Meaning of War: Sarah Ruth van Gelder interviews Robert Jay Lifton, apocalypse, civil liberties, empire, fear of the U.S.
Fran Korten reviews YES! Magazine's Making Peace and Victor David Hansons An Autumn of War.
The Politics of Happiness by Enrique Penalosa as told to Susan Ives, mayor of Bogata Colombia, makes the city safe. car-free streets. Enrique Penalosa.
United for Peace and Justice, evolving the anti-war movement into a peace movement and addressing the 2004 election.
2004 budget plan cuts veterans health-care benefits. VA benefits and Community Oriented Policing Services cut.
U.S. and European Unions oppose war in Iraq. AFL-CIO passes resolution against war. USLAW. Internat