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Indicator: Kuwaiti Women Win Political Rights
by Carolyn McConnell
After years of pressure from women's rights groups, in May 2005 Kuwait's parliament granted women the right to vote and stand for election.
Indicator: Wal-Mart Draws Canadian     Opposition Indicator: Wal-Mart Draws Canadian Opposition
by Valerie Doyle
Wal-Mart closes store in Canada that was unionized.
Indicator: Native American Trust Fund Reform Urged
by Patricia Powers
American Indian leaders to propose a multi-billion dollar settlement to Indians and dramatic reform of the Indian trust fund.
Indicator: Workers Win Minimum Wage Increases
by Carolyn McConnell
Minimum Wage Increases in Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey and Wisconsin
Indicator: Mayors Vote to Support Climate Protection
by Megan Tady
US mayors, and mayors from throughout the world vote to support climate protection.
Get Your Optimism Fix Get Your Optimism Fix
by Fran Korten
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun. Learn
Checkpoint Women
by Judith Kirstein-Keshet
Monitoring human rights abuses at checkpoints in occupied Palestine
Book Review: Delaying the Real World by Colleen Kinder
by Meredith Dearborn
Colleen Kinder's book is a well-researched manual full of ideas to help 20-somethings creatively avoid a narrow career track and lead to a more personally fulfilling career and life. Volunteer work, overseas travel, and internships are covered.
Book Review: Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War by Samuel S. Epstein
by Judy Brady
Epstein's follow-on book to
Book Review: Dilemmas of Domination by Walden Bello
by Saul Landau
Walden Bello, scholar activist, has written a manifesto on how globalization works and fails.
Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For     The Left Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For The Left
by Van Jones
Issues of racism, poverty, climate destabilization, petro-chemical poisons and the vulnerabilities of an oil-based economy are not just petty obsessions of the politically-correct crowd. They are life-and-death issues for real people.
Limits of Empire
by James K. Galbraith
We need a new vision of who we are in the world. Let it rest on building up our friends and neighbors. Let us again be committed to building the core capacities—in education, public health, housing, and transport—that underpin real development.
"Leave Us Alone”… to Drown?
by Frances Moore Lappé
We need leadership calling us to the real challenge, not to shrink government – which has grown much faster under Bush than during the Clinton years -- but to make it genuinely democratic in order to better protect our common futures.
Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford
by Guy Dauncey
Guy Dauncey reviews a book that praises the details in life that become noticable when people walk through their communities instead of driving.
Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz
by Adria Scharf
Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
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