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Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices—By Opening a Public Gas Station

Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.

How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution

Seattle's path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time.

Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?

These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy

The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.


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Money and Life: The Bright Side of the Money Crisis

Is this “the most exciting time to be alive in human history”? The economists and scientists interviewed in this film think so, and the reasons are all about the chance to create a more fair and sustainable global economy.

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Americans at Work photo courtesy of Global Oneness Project

James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade

Sedat Pakay’s disarming photos of James Baldwin during his time in Turkey show a side of the great writer most of us have never seen.

Tribute to Guy Clark

The Storm is Passing Over ...

... and other inspiration while putting together the Spring 2013 issue of YES!

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Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl

The new documentary will bring you inside one of the worst manmade disasters of all time in powerful detail.


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