Nordic welfare society, Finland, Martha Organization,
Increase in memory retention of gum-chewers over non-chewers during testing, and more...
voting is the bottom line to democracy, deliberative poll , neighborhood meetings, James Fishkin and Bruse Ackerman propose "Deliberation Day.
talking circles in prisons, breaking the cycle of violence, ending violent crime
The people of Porto alegre, Brazil, get to decide how to spend their city's budget, and the benefits are evident in neighborhoods rich and poor.
Political Satire by Phil Lebovits
KDNA Radio Cadena: radio for the Latino community
We're big enough to hold the terrible and the possible in our hearts at the same time.
Phylis Bennis, Harlan Cleveland, Frank T. Griswold, Michael Lerner, and Marc Luyckx :: A roundtable exploration of what might happen if the U.S. chose a path that is neither the Clinton-promoted future of corporate globalization, nor the Bush Doctrine of endless war.
The Miner's Canary by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres, power-over, power-with, race, rules to the game
Erosion of Liberty Since September 11, DOJ allows detenton without charges, US Patriot Act
Questions such as: What ways do you stay hopeful in dark times? What keeps you acting on what you believe when success seems distant or unlikely? What can (or do) you do to help friends and co-workers keep their spirits up?
center for Digital Democracy, open access to the internet, electronic commons
Convening a cross section of the population in high-quality dialogue, with full access to whatever information is vital to their deliberations, and helping them find common ground, and then publiicizing their work to the public and its representatives.
Deliberative democracy through study circles.
Cumulative voting and instant runoff, Voting revolution, Alternative voting systems
Third world majority digital storytelling conference, Underground Railroad, ceate digital stories from the found material in lives, relaiming histories for people of color
Recycling computers, unclog bathroom drain, non-toxic solutions, bees nests, hornets
12 things to do now about corporations by Sarah van Gelder
Living Economies resource guide, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures
El lenguaje de la disfunción económica se ha tornado tan común que cuando utilizo en mis charlas la expresión “economía global suicida”, raramente necesito explicarla.
Book Review - Salons: the Joy of Conversation - Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope
Reviews - Salons: the Joy of Conversation by Jaida N’Ha Sandra, Jon Spayde and the editors of Utne ReaderTurning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hopeby Margaret Wheatley
Public Domain for creative works by Molly Van Houweling
This issue of YES! reveals that in fact there are workable alternatives to corporate rule unfolding before our eyes.
a story of travel in Palestine by Staarhawk
F Jo'burg Memo. Tewolde Eghziaber, Paul Hawken, Hazel Henderson, Ashok Khosla and Anita Roddick developed what may be the most comprehensive policy statement for the Johannesburg summit.
Percent increase in paper consumption after an organization adopts e-mail, and more...
Nonviolent intervenors transform our response to conflict. Building a new force by Michael n. Nagler, an article on the Nonviolent Peaceforce. YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
Money's Conversations by Camy Mathay - MadHOURS, madison hours, alternative currency, local currencies
YES! A Journal of Positive Futures, Responses to Fran Korten's "We're All Hyphenated Americans"
of land and hope, by Frances Moore Lappe & Anna Lappe, Landless Workers Movement, MST, YES! A Journal of Positive Futures,
Fran Korten's column, We're all Hyphenated Americans
While the ruling elites occupy themselves with seeking to restore faith in the pathological institutions on which their power and privilege were built, the rest of us can embrace this moment of economic failure as an historic opportunity. Through our individual and collective choices, we can grow into being the economic institutions, relationships, and culture of a just, sustainable, and compassionate world of living economies that work for all.
redistribution of wealth, jubilee, cancelling debt by edict, Clean-slate tradition