They launched their uprising as NAFTA took effect, brought activists together in the jungles of southern Mexico, and inspired a worldwide justice movement. Ten years later, the Zapatistas are still thinking global.
resurrecting democracy - an interview with Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker by Sarah Ruth van Gelder, resurrecting democracy through global governance and civil society
The February 15 peace uprising is just the most visible of many efforts in which ordinary people from around the world are together making things happen that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Activists are appropriating the Internet to collaborate, get heard, and mobilize. But this is just the beginning. Grassroots globalization
Resources for Working Across Borders-Global Activism-policy advocacy, media, consumer campaigns, education, books, and film
A project that integrates ecological restoration, art, water education and community participation in Duluth, MN by Jill Jacoby. Global Visionaries by Felicia Gray
New Faces, New Projects at Positive Futures Network
Number of people there would be in Manhattan if it had as few people per square mile as Alaska, and more...
Book review of RADICAL SIMPLICITY: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth by Jim Merkel- Reviewed by Doug Pibel
the gifts from the four directions by Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff. The elders tell us that when the people of the four sacred colors come together at last, we will see the beginnings of a new world.
Teaching the Restless is a sharp critique of schooling, child-rearing practices, and America's increasing rush to medicate away any perceived ‘problem' behaviors. In a disarmingly honest narrative, Chris Mercogliano admits his biases and presents his arguments through persuasive success stories about children who, in most schools, would have been "medicated to learn."
Why do so many attempts to build coalitions across race and culture result in hurt and division? These seasoned activists offer tips on what makes the difference between success and disaster.
Index to Indicators - Indicators are short news stories about big trends.
Activists Walden Bello and Nicano Perlas and others received Right Livelihood Awards.
Voices from across the political spectrum and around the globe are calling for investigations into police violence during the November Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) demonstrations in Miami, Florida.
On December 13, 2003, President Bush quietly signed the 2004 Intelligence Authorization Act, which broadens the government's power to track citizens' financial transactions.
Plastic bag tax in Ireland has resulted in dramatic reduction in use of plastic bags.
Canadian boreal forests win protection by Rik Langendoen
Worker-run factories like Brukman have continued to operate successfully in Argentina since the 2001 economic collapse caused many businesses to go bankrupt. Two other movements that erupted after Argentina's plunge into economic crisis, urban barter clubs and neighborhood assemblies, have fared less well.
The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing in on redrawn congressional maps that could solidify Republican control of the House of Representatives for the foreseeable future.
Business Ethics Awards - honest companies honored
Short description of train technology status around the world
Human rights abuses thrive in the dark, dank world of censorship and government secrecy. What is those in danger could shine the light of publicity where it matters most? promotion and defense of human rights through video and other communications technology
Beginning in 2006, all electronic equipment produced and sold in the European Union (EU) will be subject to two sweeping regulations, one designed to keep toxics-laced electronics out of municipal waste, the other to reduce use of toxic substances in the first place
World Social Forum in Mumbai: In mid-January, more than 80,000 global activists, scholars, Nobel laureates, poets, musicians, indigenous peoples, and community organizers gathered to declare once again, "Another world is possible!". Fran Korten reports.
The experience of the International Organization of Consumers' Unions.
Does anyone else feel this strange music? by Carol Estes... A young radical poet, Drew Dellinger, and an elder philosopher, Thomas Berry, forge an unlikely cosmological partnership.
In response to the epidemic of industrial hog farms, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. share solutions - humane treatment of farm animals
Fleeing the violence of Burma's military rulers, Shan women create a sanctuary and a power base by working together.
When has awareness of an injustice spurred you into action? What was it that made you want to act? What kind of information or images have made you feel unwilling or unable to act? More questions like these . . .
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s revolutionary ideas and what they might mean for us today.
Household tips to live more sustainably: Non-stick Cookware Safety, Refrigerator Efficiency, Expired Medicine, Recycling Cell Phones, and Leftover Soap.
The Damascus peace mission: pilgrims to Syria find that the healing of wounds begins with listening, learning, and praying together in many languages.
Teach-It: Using Teach-in as a Change Tactic by Connie Kim
Act Globally, Locally - and Statewide
civil liberties and constitutional rights resources
Complexity, Trust, and Terror by Langdon Winner. Dependence on technology.
Against the Tide by Ronald Takaki, internment of Japanese Americans did not take place in Hawaii.
UNC students debate with Pastor Fred Phelps and his anti-gay views.