At the World's First Empathy Museum, Visitors Walk a Mile in Another Person’s Shoes—Literally
by Roman KrznaricAug 21, 2015
- Founders of the first ever empathy museum are calling for a revolution of human relationships. Here's how you can help.
Video: 10 Years After Katrina, Has New Orleans Recovered?
by Laura FlandersAug 21, 2015
- This new documentary looks at gentrification in New Orleans and its effects on the city's low-income communities.
I Learned More by Leading a Student-Debt Strike Than I Did at College
by Nathan HornesAug 20, 2015
- After graduating from Everest College with a bad education and no job prospects in sight, I refused to pay my student loans. Now I’m helping lead the first student-debt strike in America.
“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told About Debt Is Wrong
by Charles EisensteinAug 20, 2015
- With the nation’s household debt burden at $11.85 trillion, even the most modest challenges to its legitimacy have revolutionary implications.
On Rooftops of Paris, Expect Green Roofs and Solar Panels
by Tom LawsonAug 19, 2015
- The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.
The Crunch: The Michigan Town That's Sending All Its Kids to College (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffAug 19, 2015
- This week we're talking about universal parental leave, how California's winning the drought, and $5,000 scholarships for every kid in Baldwin, Michigan.
Only 11 Percent of Kids' Books Are About Characters of Color
by Miles Schneiderman, Tony MannoAug 18, 2015
Call for Submissions: Life After Oil
Aug 18, 2015
- How do we confront the political power of the fossil fuel giants? And when we imagine a planet in recovery, what do we see? Send us your pitches by Sept. 15!
These Former Debt Collectors Decided to Ditch the Industry, Buy Up Medical Debt, and Forgive It
by Araz HachadourianAug 17, 2015
- Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico spent decades hounding debtors to pay their bills—until an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street inspired them to find a way to pay struggling people's debts.
Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?
by Miles SchneidermanAug 14, 2015
- More and more women have been nominated for Hugo Awards in recent years—until this year. Here’s what’s at stake.
Pardon the Interruption, Bernie: Why Black Lives Matter Is in Politics to Stay
by Marcus Harrison GreenAug 14, 2015
- The criticism aimed at Marissa Johnson and Mara Willaford has ranged from the deeply piercing to the explicitly racist. But what they did was necessary, a welcome harbinger of more direct disruption.
No Apologies: Meet the Guy Who Got Bernie Sanders' Interrupters on the Stage
by Marcus Harrison GreenAug 14, 2015
- In his first interview since last weekend's action in Seattle, activist Amir Islam talks to YES! about why every presidential candidate should be ready to talk black issues.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
School Behind Bars: How College Kids and Incarcerated Youth Benefit From Learning Together
by Nur LaljiAug 12, 2015
- Graduates of an “Inside-Out” program in Oregon say that the experience transformed the way they see the prison system—and themselves.
Infographic: The Real Reason You Have So Much Debt (It’s Not Crazy Spending)
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn, Heidi BruceAug 12, 2015
- $11.85 trillion in household debt has more to do with stagnant wages (and predatory banks) than shopping sprees.
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