How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette Beckposted Dec 19, 2005
- American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."
New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehrposted Dec 13, 2005
- Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelderposted Dec 12, 2005
- No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
by Dee Axelrodposted Nov 08, 2005
- A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Half of Americans Mulling
by Doug Pibelposted Nov 07, 2005
- An October poll shows a growing number of Americans are looking favorably on the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush.
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibelposted Nov 07, 2005
- September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible
by Van Jonesposted Oct 07, 2005
- The best qualities and the worst features of U.S. society were on full display in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And today we are still witnessing a frenzied tug-of-war between opposing aspects of the American character—with the final fate of New Orleans hanging in the balance.
Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For The Left
by Van Jonesposted Sep 16, 2005
- Issues of racism, poverty, climate destabilization, petro-chemical poisons and the vulnerabilities of an oil-based economy are not just petty obsessions of the politically-correct crowd. They are life-and-death issues for real people.
"Leave Us Alone”… to Drown?
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Sep 12, 2005
- We need leadership calling us to the real challenge, not to shrink government – which has grown much faster under Bush than during the Clinton years -- but to make it genuinely democratic in order to better protect our common futures.
Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar
by Adria Scharfposted Sep 12, 2005
- Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
India Restricts Generic Drugs
by Meredith Dearbornposted Sep 08, 2005
- India's parliament voted to restrict production of low-cost generic medicines, signaling a potential reduction in supply of medicines to the global poor
Mapping Social Patterns
by Myron Orfieldposted Sep 08, 2005
- Regional equity advocates are using GIS mapping tools to increase their impact
Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time
by Diana Youngposted Jul 12, 2005
- Karl Linn bridged communities with their landscapes by dedicating his life to improving the green environments around him. From developing community gardens in local communities to jumpstarting an Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, Linn inspired the idea of environmental justice before it became widely known. In his death, he has left a legacy in every commons he created.
Art in the Village
by Abby Scherposted May 25, 2005
- From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders
by Grace Lee Boggsposted May 24, 2005
- Movement building is not just about winning on a particular issue, says Grace Lee Boggs. It is about advancing the evolution of human society.