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A Circle of Trust

mutual security fund; self-insurance; community building.

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Finding Courage Discussion Guide

Is nonviolence a universal requirement or merely a sometimes-useful strategy? Nelson Mandela, for example, during the struggle against apartheid, rejected demands that the African National Congress renounce violence as a strategy. Is nonviolence always required or are there times when violence is necessary? Have you seen nonviolent action work? What made it succeed? Have you seen it fail? In what way and why? Faced with an invasion and oppression of your community, what would you do to resist it?

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Lysistrata Project

1,029 performances of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata staged on March 3 in protest of Bush's war on Iraq --

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YES! But How? :: Sustainble Wedding Rings

Tips on sustainable wedding rings, ecological dishwasher detergent, grout stains and batteries. If you're searching for practical ways to live sustainably, just ask us.

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Eight Steps To Teach Kids Peace

8 practical steps to teaching peace in your community.

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A Conspiracy of Hope

Many thought the global movement against unfair trade started in Seattle 1999. But going back over 200 years, people have reached across borders to end the slave trade, shame a brutal colonial regime, and bring respite to laborers of the industrial revolution.

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Wild Abundant America

Wild, Abundant America by Subhankar Banerjee. ANWR

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Bottled Water Flim-flam

Is bottled water really safer than tap water?

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Bolivians Topple President

The people of Bolivia took to the streets in October 2003 to bring an end to the leadership of President Gonzlo Sanchez de Lozada.

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Indicators Index

Bolivians Topple President - Experts Join Challenge to Liberties Crackdown - Clean Elections Efforts Build - California Goes Greener - Global Warming Costs Mount - Whose Voting Machines? - Rides for Freedom - Navy Backs Down on Sonar Not on DU - Jewish Group Issues Call to Bring Settlers Home

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Readers Take Action

A Victory in Argentina, Bicycle Messengers, Clean Elections Coming, Getting Active

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What's Wrong with Dams?

A dam can disrupt a river's entire ecosystem, from headwaters to delta.

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Water Resources Guide

Water Resources Guide: water quality, conservation, watershed work, education and national advocacy links to resources.

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Letter from the Editor

Whose water? The answer may be one that is both simple and full of implications—water belongs to everyone and to no one. It is fundamentally a commons, which we all must care for, but which none of us can own. To paraphrase a famous Kenyan proverb, water is not inherited from our ancestors but rather borrowed from our children.

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Review: Weapons of Mass Deception: the Uses of Propaganda In Bush's War On Iraq

Book review of WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq By Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber book review by Stephen Silha

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Turning Scarcity Into Abundance

The solution to scarcity is not more mega-projects, more control by giant corporations, or more globalization. The solution to scarcity is more democracy

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Stories of Positive Action

Readers take action: A Victory in Argentina by Bernard Marszalek - Bicycle Messengers by Dana Berg - Clean Elections Coming by William Nerin - Getting Active by Joanne Dickerman

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Book Reviews: Now is it time to close the prisons?

Now is it time to close the prisons? by Carol Estes - Book reviews of THE PERPETUAL PRISONER MACHINE: How America Profits from Crime By Joel Dyer - ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE? By Angela Y. Davis - PRISON NATION: The Warehousing of America's Poor Edited by Tara Herivel and Paul Wright - THE DEATH GAME: Capital Punishment and the Luck of the Draw - By Mike Gray

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The Page That Counts :: Winter 2004

Number of glasses of tap water you can drink for the same price as a six-pack of soda, and more...

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India's Dawn

India's Dawn by Rachel Milanez - Auroville reforestation and water management

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The Big Promise of the Small

How a Namibian beetle, drip irrigation, clay pots and a child's seesaw help overcome water scarcity

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The Lake And the 'hood

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.

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Amal's Birthday

Kathy Kelly of Voices in the Wilderness- interviewed by Carolyn McConnell.

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Rides For Freedom

Rides for Freedom by Megan Tady Immigrant Workers' Freedom Ride (IFWR)

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Whose Voting Machines?

Voting Machine Corporations Controlled by Republicans tied to Bush

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Navy Backs Down On Sonar, Not On DU

Navy Backs Down on Sonar Not on DU by Rachel Milanez - low frequency sonar tests and whales and marine life, SURTASS, Depleted Uranium in the fishing grounds of fthe coast of Washington

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Indicators: Issue #28

The people of Bolivia took to the streets in massive numbers in October, calling for more control over their country's oil resources and, finally, toppling President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.

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California Goes Greener

Green Building Policy at University of California and Living Classroom in San Francisco, California by Kim Corrigan

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Global Warming Costs Mount

Hottest September Worldwide, insurance costs of climate change, Global Warming Costs Mount by Krista Camenzind

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A Watershed Runs Through You

The struggle to bring back endangered salmon draws one community into a new commitment to the well-being of its watershed

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A Canoe In Singing Waters

A Canoe in Singing Waters by Elizabeth Grossman, dam removal in Wisconsin

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Young People And Their Watershed

Catskill Watershed Corporation funds a student project to prevent erosion and preserve water quality

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Discussion Guide: Whose Water?

Like oil, water scarcity lies at the heart of many of the world’s worst conflicts, and, as they once looked at oil, the world’s corporations see water as the next great commodity for their profit. But is there a different path, a way to share water, fostering abundance rather than exploiting scarcity?

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Karen Charman: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park

A floating ecological living machine--a gorgeous botanical garden--is restoring open sewage canals in Fuzhou, China

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The Meaning of Cancun

WTO fifth ministerial: protest, Lee Kyung Hae, Group of 21, globalization

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The Battle For Water

Waste, pollution, population growth, global trade rules, and now privatization are threatening billions of people with water scarcity. How can we reclaim water for all life?

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YES! But How? :: E-Voting, Shaving, Scorpions, Paper v. Plastic

household hints and helps, Register to vote on-line, Environmentally friendly shaving, Scorpion control, Grocery bags, Safe juice & water bottles

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