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Occupy Oakland, in Pictures Occupy Oakland, in Pictures
From rebuilding after a police raid to closing down the nation's fifth largest port, things have been busy at Occupy Oakland.
Posters to Occupy Everywhere Posters to Occupy Everywhere
Graphic designers put their stamp on the messages of the 99%.
Film Review: The Last Mountain Film Review: The Last Mountain
by Ayla Harbin
Follow a group of residents-turned-activists in their efforts to save Coal River Mountain, the last one left in an area devastated by mining.
YES! Music Picks: Winter 2012 YES! Music Picks: Winter 2012
Musical inspiration while putting together the Winter 2012 issue.
Words That Inspire: The Laughing Thrush Words That Inspire: The Laughing Thrush
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin believes that it’s natural to love being in the world around us. His poem, "The Laughing Thrush," captures a sense of place with rich details and abundant joy.
Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline
Nebraska isn’t known for environmental activism—but an oil pipeline that would cross the Ogallala aquifer is changing that.
Collision Collision
The best of the July/August YES! cartoon caption submissions.
A Moveable Planet A Moveable Planet
Video: In more than 175 countries, people found creative ways to show they're ready to move away from fossil fuels.
Local Jobs Through Local Banking Local Jobs Through Local Banking
Not just the recession: What our banking system has to do with our unemployment crisis, and what we can do about it.
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.
Troy Davis' Last Request Troy Davis' Last Request
by Sarah van Gelder
Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.
Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr. Words That Inspire: Martin Luther King, Jr.
What is fair to one person may not be fair to another. How can students become aware of injustice—at school, in your community, and in this world— and dig deeper to discover how they can transform injustice to justice?
A Double Win for Fresh Food A Double Win for Fresh Food
by Oran B. Hesterman
In Michigan, food stamps are worth double at farmers markets, which means more healthy food for low-income shoppers and more customers for local farmers.
Creating Jobs in the New Normal Creating Jobs in the New Normal
YES! Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder on Free Speech TV: How local economies can help fight unemployment.
“We Can Change History” “We Can Change History”
Video: Two weeks and 1,252 arrests later—how a committed group of activists made an oil pipeline an international issue.
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