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How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

How to Get Involved in Food Policy Councils How to Get Involved in Food Policy Councils
by Mark Winne
Here are seven tips for local food citizens interested in organizing food policy councils.
Call for Mass Civil Disobedience Against     Coal Call for Mass Civil Disobedience Against Coal
by Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry
This is an open letter from Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben.
Growing Power in an Urban Food Desert Growing Power in an Urban Food Desert
by Roger Bybee
Will Allen’s farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and a taste of the delicious possibilities of farming the urban food deserts.
Update :: Americans Really Mean It: We Want     Universal Health Care Update :: Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care
Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care.
People We Love :: America Bracho People We Love :: America Bracho
Profile of America Bracho, who fights for health care by and for the people in Orange County, California.
People We Love :: Tom Steinberg People We Love :: Tom Steinberg
Profile of mySociety.org founder Tom Steinberg.
Health Care By and For the People Health Care By and For the People
by Sarah van Gelder
The Obama transition team is asking you to help create a new health care policy. Really. This may be more important than it sounds. The key dividing lines over how to fix our country's broken health care system are becoming clear.
Uniting and Building Movements Uniting and Building Movements
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him what it was like for him to act as that bridge.
Van Jones: "We Need More Friends" Van Jones: "We Need More Friends"
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has advocated a change in how we practice activism. Sarah van Gelder asked him what he means when he says we need to make more friends and less enemies.
With Obama in Power, What is Next? With Obama in Power, What is Next?
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones' leadership has been especially important in bridging the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. This is one of the key promises of the Obama campaign, so in this interview, conducted on November 12, 2008, I asked him whether he now planned to join the Obama administration.
Obama: No Human Being is Illegal Obama: No Human Being is Illegal
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
Sen. Barack Obama's resounding victory is a generational victory. As one friend told me, it is 400 years in the making. In that sense, that explains the tears and the dancing in the streets across the nation and across the suddenly very small world we live in...
Update :: Gandhian-Style     Revolution Update :: Gandhian-Style Revolution
11 years ago in YES! we wrote about a visit to the headquarters of the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Today … we report on how the movement has grown: Sarvodaya is now the largest micro-credit organization in Sri Lanka.
In Review :: Who Speaks for Islam? In Review :: Who Speaks for Islam?
by Jamal Rahman
Since 9/11, voices on all sides have expressed shrill opinions about the Muslim World that Islamic sages might describe as "all fireworks and little light." Who Speaks for Islam? contributes real data to clear away misunderstandings and challenge stereotypes.
People We Love :: Matthew LaClair People We Love :: Matthew LaClair
by Noah Grant
When his 11th-grade history teacher told the class that they would go to hell if they rejected God's salvation, Matthew LaClair thought the remarks crossed a line.
Signs of Life :: Iraq's Nonviolence     Activism Signs of Life :: Iraq's Nonviolence Activism
by Kristin Carlsen
More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in a Week of Nonviolence, aimed at reducing violence in the January 2009 provincial elections.
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