Discussion Guide for Healing and Resistance
Nov 23, 2004
- November 2 dashed the hopes of millions. After an election that stirred such passions, how do we move forward as a nation? In this issue, we look at the fractures underlying our present social landscape, the new fears and old scars, and how we can heal them. How can we resist these destructive spirals? How can we overturn ancient patterns of harm? What sources of healing are within and around us?
Renewing the American Experiment: A Post Election Reflection
by David KortenNov 16, 2004
- Our reform agenda:1. Voter Rights: Guaranteed right to vote for all citizens. 2. Clean Elections: Public financing of elections. 3. Fair Access: free airtime 4. Open Debates 5. Equal Representation: Introduce proportional representation. 6. Voter Choice: Introduce instant runoff voting. 7. Equal Voice: Abolish the Electoral College 8. Electoral Integrity: nonpartisan election administration. 9. Human Rights: Are for people, not corporations.
Insisting on Peace in Colombia
by Bill WeinbergNov 11, 2004
- The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.
A Media Movement is Catching On
by Fran KortenNov 11, 2004
- Here’s a question that haunts me: If we had a vibrant, decentralized media system in this country, would we have gone to war in Iraq?
The Page that Counts :: Winter 2005
Nov 11, 2004
- Percent of the nation’s poor who live in the suburbs: . . . .
The Warriors Who Turned to Peace
by John MohawkNov 11, 2004
- John Mohawk discusses what we can learn from the legacy of Haudenosaunee peace making: peace is the result of righteousness, reason, and power.
Finding a Way Home
by Carolyn McConnellNov 11, 2004
- Help for veterans returning home from Iraq. How have they been changed by their experience?
Spare the Rod
by Riane EislerNov 11, 2004
- It's not coincidental that throughout history the most violently despotic and warlike societies have been those in which violence, or the threat of violence, is used to maintain domination of parent over child and man over woman.
A Life Lived Whole
by Parker PalmerNov 08, 2004
- What happens when people refuse to live a lie?
Love and Resistance in Wartime: An Interview with Chris Hedges
by Sarah Ruth van GelderNov 08, 2004
- A veteran war correspondent draws on his years in chaotic war zones to reflect on what the young men and women fighting in Iraq face as they return home, and what war trauma means for all of us.
A Phoenix from the Ashes
by Van JonesNov 08, 2004
- Our youth, our natural world, our neighbors—all are treated as expendables. What we need is a joining of movements based on valuing all life.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah van GelderNov 08, 2004
- I hope this issue will nourish you and give you gifts of hope and resistance to take into the next stage of our common work.
The Page That Counts :: Fall 2004
Nov 04, 2004
- Amount that Catholic clergy in Europe, the U.S., and Canada pay clergy in India to perform a ritual prayer request: . . .
YES! But How? :: Broken Office Equipment
Nov 02, 2004
- Recycling office equipment, Microwave vs conventional ovens, Radioactive smoke alarms, Socially responsible investing
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah Ruth van GelderNov 02, 2004
- But I now see that petroleum products permeate every aspect of my life, from the petrochemicals that make industrial agriculture possible to the plastics that make up the keyboard I’m using. Can we live without oil? Can I?