India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
by YES! online staffSep 13, 2013
- When about 97 percent of India's vultures died due to eating carcasses that contained a drug called diclofenac, it caused a boom in the feral dog population. The resulting rabies epidemic cost India billions of dollars between 1993 and 2006.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staffAug 30, 2013
- Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
by YES! online staffAug 22, 2013
- Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer
Aug 21, 2013
- Jake Bugg, a Tribute to John Denver, and Beethoven for Everyone.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi HutnerAug 21, 2013
- Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren FeeneyAug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
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.
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