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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.

New Factories Have Jobs You’d Really Want—and These Chicago Kids Are Skilling Up to Get Them

Manufacturing jobs are returning to the U.S., but to fill them we’ll have to train a new generation of workers. That’s what this school is doing in a struggling neighborhood that once hosted the country’s biggest candy empires, as factories return.

Investing in Renewables Can Relieve Our Planet—While Reviving Our Economy

Carbon reduction alone cannot solve our climate crisis, because it is continuously fed by our economic crisis. But renewables can be a critical driver in building a healthier economic system, free of the fossil fuel industry.

How Jamaica Plain Is Building Working-Class Leadership in the New Economy

How can potential leaders from underprivileged backgrounds tackle economic inequality and climate change when they spend most of their time trying to earn a decent living? Here’s what we learned in Massachusetts.


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Marie's Dictionary: Last Native Speaker Records Wukchumni Language

If your language was on the brink of extinction, what would you do?

 


 

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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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