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Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible
by Van Jones
The best qualities and the worst features of U.S. society were on full display in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And today we are still witnessing a frenzied tug-of-war between opposing aspects of the American character—with the final fate of New Orleans hanging in the balance.
Aging Better by Moving Smarter
by Carolyn McConnell
Tai chi for seniors
Organic Produce Goes to School
by Rebecca Clarren
Farmers are struggling to stay on the land. Meanwhile, obesity is epidemic among U.S. children. A movement is creating a solution to both problems by linking schools to sources of local organic produce. The kids don’t seem to miss the deep fryers.
Indicator: Saudis Warn of Oil Shortfall
by Carolyn McConnell
Saudi Arabia is privately warning European and U.S. energy officials that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) can�t meet the world�s projected demand for oil
Indicator: States Turn to Paper Ballots
by Doug Pibel
Twenty-one states have passed laws requiring voter-verified paper ballots.
Indicator: Cities Go Wireless
by Becky Brun
This spring, the movement for community wireless networks won a major victory, when Philadelphia Mayor John Street launched a project to create a citywide wireless Internet network.
Indicator: Indigenous Power Swells in Bolivia
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
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 Langendoen
Due in large part to rising fuel prices, 2004 was a banner year for wind power, especially in Europe.
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
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
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