How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
A Force More Powerful Than Violence: An Interview with Bob Edgar
by Carolyn McConnellposted May 20, 2004
- Carolyn McConnell interviews Bob Edgar general secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC).
Fighting For the Soul of the Democratic
by John Dittmerposted May 20, 2004
- fighting for the soul of the democratic party by John Dittmer
Government of the People :: Discussion Guide
posted May 20, 2004
- Think about relatives, colleagues, or neighbors who have a very different perspective on issues you care about. What is the foundation for their deeply held views? Are there values you hold in common? Do these suggest issues on which you might find common ground? What language might help find that common ground?
by Thomas Simonposted May 20, 2004
- UNC students debate with Pastor Fred Phelps and his anti-gay views.
Safeguarding the Vote
by Doug Pibelposted May 20, 2004
- Safeguarding the Vote By Doug Pibel, electronic voting machine issues, computerized voting problems, accountability in touch-screen voting.
The Politics of Happiness
by Enrique Peñalosa, Susan Ivesposted May 20, 2004
- 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.
Bolivians Topple President
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Dec 31, 2003
- The people of Bolivia took to the streets in October 2003 to bring an end to the leadership of President Gonzlo Sanchez de Lozada.
Turning Scarcity Into Abundance
by Vandana Shivaposted Dec 31, 2003
- The solution to scarcity is not more mega-projects, more control by giant corporations, or more globalization. The solution to scarcity is more democracy
The Lake And the 'hood
by Jane Braxton Littleposted Dec 31, 2003
- Mono Lake activists fought a 16-year David-versus-Goliath battle against the city's Department of Water and Power (DWP) to stop water diversions to Los Angeles. Yet the rural community and the city have emerged from the fray as watershed partners.
Whose Voting Machines?
by Doug Pibelposted Dec 31, 2003
- Voting Machine Corporations Controlled by Republicans tied to Bush
A Watershed Runs Through You
by Freeman Houseposted Dec 31, 2003
- The struggle to bring back endangered salmon draws one community into a new commitment to the well-being of its watershed
Bringing Back Desert Springs
by Gary Nabhanposted Dec 31, 2003
- The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
This Is What Justice Looks Like
by Carol Estesposted Mar 31, 2003
- Until minutes before the deadline, no none knew if a proposed world criminal court could win needed support. It won by a landslide, and its creation opens new possibilities for the rule of law to replace the rule of fear and violence.
10 Questions Americans Are Asking as the US Government Prepares for War
by Carolyn McConnell, Kim Corriganposted Mar 05, 2003
- Ten questions Americans are asking in the run-up to war with Iraq.
Speaking for Justice
by Pramila Jayapalposted Dec 31, 2002
- Sikhs, Somalis, Arabs, Latinos, people whose lives have changed since September 11, 2001, gather in Seattle to tell their stories of fear and humiliation—stories that echo the Japanese internments . Immigrant injustices since Septermber 11. Erosion of constitutional rights.