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Growing Local: Interview with BALLE's Michelle Long
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 29, 2009
- By working with local businesses, Michelle Long helped make Bellingham, Washington a national leader in urban sustainability. As executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, she's taking her vision to cities around North America.
Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Values Around the Climate
posted Nov 13, 2009
- "The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional polling data show America's changing attitude to climate action.
In Defense of the Goldstone Report
by Stephen Zunesposted Nov 05, 2009
- Stephen Zunes: By condemning the report on war crimes committed during the Gaza war, the U.S. Congress is undermining the protection of human rights.
Spokane Considers Community Bill of Rights
by Mari Margilposted Nov 04, 2009
- Thousands of people voted to protect nine basic rights, ranging from the right of the environment to exist and flourish to the rights of residents to have a locally based economy and to determine the future of their neighborhoods.
Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus
by Roger Valdezposted Oct 26, 2009
- In Portland, Recovery Act funds are 'laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health.'
8 Years of War—And What Do We Get?
by Jo Comerfordposted Oct 13, 2009
- The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
In Search of Care :: International Adventures in Public Health
by Michael Foxposted Sep 29, 2009
- Michael Fox has sought medical care in more than a dozen countries. One of them stands out as the most difficult place to get treatment: his native United States.
7 Ways to Support Iranian Democracy
by Mary Armstrongposted Sep 23, 2009
- Democratic reforms are up to the Iranian people. But we can offer support and friendship as Iran takes its own brave steps toward freedom.
Push Back Against Big Money
by Fran Kortenposted Sep 18, 2009
- No matter how hard we worked during the 2008 election, our voice, our presence, our money is even more important now.
Health Care Déjà Vu
by Brooke Jarvisposted Aug 28, 2009
- Can health care reform that does not build on the universal right to health care be successful?
Upgrading the Way We Do Politics
by Sandy Heierbacherposted Aug 21, 2009
- Is it really democracy without space for dialogue and deliberation? How to cut through the yelling and get something done.
We Are All Responsible for Making Health Care a Right
by David Scheinerposted Aug 07, 2009
- Uninvited from a White House forum, President Obama's former doctor says it's time to give single-payer health care a fair hearing.
Netanyahu at the White House: Not Yet Change We Can Believe In
by Phyllis Bennisposted May 20, 2009
- The reality of power–that the U.S. is still the financial, military, diplomatic and political superpower patron on which Israel depends–was not reflected in the press conference that followed the meeting.
Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Apr 21, 2009
- The Summit of the Americas gave President Obama a chance to hear the hopes and fears of an entire continent. Are we, finally, stepping into a new relationship with our neighbors?
President Obama Calls for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
by David Kriegerposted Apr 07, 2009
- President Obama’s speech in Prague was a world-changing moment, a promise of unprecedented historical change on the most profoundly dangerous issue confronting not only America but the world.