Indicator: Indigenous Power Swells in Bolivia
by Lisa Gale GarriguesOct 04, 2005
- Indigenous people in Bolivia call for nationalization of country’s natural gas and creation of an indigenous-controlled state.
Indicator: Wind Power Takes Off
by Rik LangendoenOct 04, 2005
- Due in large part to rising fuel prices, 2004 was a banner year for wind power, especially in Europe.
Indicator: Kuwaiti Women Win Political
by Carolyn McConnellOct 04, 2005
- 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
by Valerie DoyleOct 04, 2005
- Wal-Mart closes store in Canada that was unionized.
Indicator: Native American Trust Fund Reform
by Patricia PowersOct 04, 2005
- 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
by Carolyn McConnellOct 04, 2005
- Minimum Wage Increases in Connecticut, Minnesota, New Jersey and Wisconsin
Indicator: Mayors Vote to Support Climate
by Megan TadyOct 04, 2005
- US mayors, and mayors from throughout the world vote to support climate protection.
Get Your Optimism Fix
by Fran KortenOct 04, 2005
- 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
by Judith Kirstein-KeshetOct 04, 2005
- Monitoring human rights abuses at checkpoints in occupied Palestine
Book Review: Delaying the Real World by Colleen Kinder
by Meredith DearbornSep 26, 2005
- 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 BradySep 26, 2005
- Epstein's follow-on book to
Book Review: Dilemmas of Domination by Walden Bello
by Saul LandauSep 26, 2005
- 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
by Van JonesSep 16, 2005
- 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. GalbraithSep 14, 2005
- 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 LappeSep 12, 2005
- 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.