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Flow :: Interview with the Director
Director Irena Salina on why more people in the West are becoming aware of the human and environmental impact of water scarcity, how reservoir privatization affects common people, and what the role of world government should be in resolving the problem before it's too late.
The Singing Revolution :: Film Trailer
The extraordinary story of the non-violent path Estonia took to free itself from Soviet occupation.
Justicia Now!
Justicia Now is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest—and the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.
The Story of Agnes Pareyio
A Maasai woman challenges her tribe's tradition of female genital mutilation/cutting and provides a safe haven for young girls who do not want to undergo the practice.
Waseem Mahmood: Say No To Terrorism
After hearing his sons' ongoing frustration over the stereotypes of Islam they heard from schoolmates and the media, British Muslim producer Waseem Mahmood decided to take action—by creating a pop song and launching a movement.
A Conversation with Sherman Alexie
Enrique Cerna of KCTS 9 talks intimately with Alexie about his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation, overcoming illness and alcoholism, and the inspiration behind his award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
YES! Bikes to Work—All Month
May is national bike month. To celebrate, YES! staff members are joining one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast: the 2009 Group Health Commute Challenge. Check back all month as YES! staff members report back from their green commute.
Bike Kitchens: Building Community, Bikes
by Rob Forbes
A bike kitchen is a community-based, hands-on workshop that provides free (or almost free) help to people who need to fix their bikes. Find out more about these places that are popping up across the U.S. and Canada.
Michelle Obama's Fresh Food Revolution
by Mark Hertsgaard
Michelle Obama planted an organic garden on the White House lawn, sending a clear message: Change America's eating habits and you can change the world.
For the Love of Libros in Cuba
by Marina Sitrin
Nearly half of Cuba's population attended the country's book fair last year. Marina Sitrin attends this year's fair and writes about her experience in a nation that celebrates books.
Advice for Obama from the Hemisphere
by Manuel Pérez-Rocha
The Institute for Policy Studies invited Latin American and Caribbean civil society leaders to share their recommendations for transforming the U.S. government's relationship with the hemisphere.
Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?
by Sarah van Gelder
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?
Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebe
In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.
Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?
by Sarah van Gelder
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?
Exxon Valdez—20 Years Later
by Riki Ott
20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaskan coastline remains contaminated, and residents still struggle for justice Riki Ott tells the story of the Exxon Valdez and the impacts of the oil spill on the ecosystem and the fishing communities along Alaskan coastlines.