Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending
by Madeline OstranderJul 19, 2013
- We can’t change the world if we can’t even sing together—a star folk singer on what happens if political music dies.
100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal
by Jamilah KingJul 17, 2013
- The statement, by the Black Youth Project, conveys profound sorrow along with a commitment to hold on to hope.
Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
by YES! online staffJul 12, 2013
- Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young: A New Economy for Present Times
Jul 05, 2013
- Laura Flanders interviews the directors of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative business movement.
Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It
by Andrew BoydJul 05, 2013
- When pranksters and creative organizers create temporary utopias, the experience leaves us wanting more—and ready to work hard to get it.
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
by YES! online staffJun 27, 2013
- Thom Hartmann and YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder discuss the president’s speech on climate change. Is it a first step toward climate justice? Or is it too little, too late?
A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia
by Clayton Thomas-MullerJun 06, 2013
- Cree organizer Clayton Thomas-Muller provides a deeply personal account of a ceremonial healing walk through the broken landscape of Canada’s tar sands. This year’s walk begins July 4.
Melodeego: The Hippest Bike-Powered Band in Town
by Chuck CollinsMay 28, 2013
- Melodeego has been making music for the environment for years. Their songs include protests of the Keystone XL pipeline and other topics inspired by the anti-climate change movement.
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staffMay 16, 2013
- A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Worker-Owned Window Factory Opens for Business
May 09, 2013
- When the company known as Republic Windows and Doors closed its Chicago factory, the workers raised the money to buy back the company themselves. The worker-owned cooperative they formed opens today.
YES! Music Picks: Summer 2013
Apr 22, 2013
- Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, Melodeego, and other inspiration while putting together the Summer 2013 issue of YES!
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
by YES! online staffApr 18, 2013
- Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
For the Bullied and Beautiful
Apr 15, 2013
- In this sometimes humorous and painfully true TEDTalk, Shane Koyczan's spoken-word poem, "To This Day," shares the anguish of being bullied and the will to survive.
A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living
by YES! online staffApr 11, 2013
- Portlandia’s Kumail Nanjiani visits a tiny house and asks some of the questions on everybody’s mind.
Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s Master Storyteller
by YES! online staffMar 22, 2013
- The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”
The creative spirit, and how it moves us.