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Powerful ideas, practical actions from the YES! community.

Rallying in the Face of a Hurricane

Madeline Ostrander at Aug 27, 2011 03:00 PM |

Hurricane Irene becomes a powerful symbol for activists fighting the Keystone XL pipeline

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A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street -Part 1

David Korten at Aug 22, 2011 04:35 PM |

What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.

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How You Can Get Started Building a New Economy

David Korten at Aug 15, 2011 09:40 AM |

No one of us can do it alone. If, however, we each contribute according to our distinctive gifts and circumstances, together we can turn the human course.

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Saying Goodbye to the Post Office

Shannon Hayes at Aug 09, 2011 02:10 PM |

Thousands of small-town post offices are on notice for closure. Radical homemaker Shannon Hayes on what that will mean for the communities who love them.

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Are You a Culture Worker?

David Korten at Aug 08, 2011 01:25 PM |

From religion to the arts, we have more influence on culture than we think. We can use that power to expand or to limit our possibilities as a species.

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Smart Transit By Choice

Richard Conlin at Aug 05, 2011 04:00 PM |

Richard Conlin: Green urban travel shouldn’t be about guilt trips or prohibition, but about making the good choices easy.

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Making Change Happen: A Three-Fold Strategy

David Korten at Aug 01, 2011 03:25 PM |

To turn the human course, change the framing story, create a new reality, and change the rules.

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The Courage to Stop Pretending: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced

Brooke Jarvis at Jul 26, 2011 05:30 PM |

Can going to jail be a happier choice than turning a blind eye to climate injustice?

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Every Great Social Movement

David Korten at Jul 25, 2011 11:10 PM |

When ordinary people reject the cultural stories that limit their possibilities and bind them to servitude, the course of history turns.

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How to Liberate America

David Korten at Jul 19, 2011 10:05 AM |

How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”

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The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon

Brooke Jarvis at Jul 18, 2011 06:50 PM |

Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.

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The Story of a New Economy

David Korten at Jul 11, 2011 07:30 PM |

As the story fabricated to serve Empire unravels, an authentic story born of the experience and aspirations of ordinary people is emerging to displace it.

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Can You Be a Radical Homemaker With an Unsupportive Partner?

Shannon Hayes at Jul 07, 2011 02:30 PM |

Shannon Hayes: What happens when one member of a couple wants to live a new kind of life—but the other doesn't?

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A Crumbling Cultural Story

David Korten at Jul 05, 2011 04:50 PM |

Wall Street grows weaker as the myths underlying its power unravel.

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An Appeal to U2: Who is More Rooted?

Robin Broad at Jul 04, 2011 07:55 AM |

Anti-poverty crusaders like Bono call critical attention to what's wrong with the world. But what if we also showed who's doing it right?

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When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow

David Korten at Jul 01, 2011 12:00 AM |

Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.

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The Next American Revolution?

David Korten at Jun 28, 2011 04:25 PM |

The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.

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Building a Resilient Congregation

Sarah Byrnes at Jun 24, 2011 12:04 PM |

Religious congregations are embracing a new role: economic support groups.

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How the Left and Right Can Unite

David Korten at Jun 21, 2011 05:15 PM |

If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.

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Slower Living for a Rooted Future

John Cavanagh at Jun 20, 2011 01:20 PM |

Vermont is leading the way toward agricultural and economic change. What we can learn from the "Slow Living Summit" about building sustainable economies everywhere.

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