How Films Can Inspire Us to Action
Feb 08, 2007
- A special YES! Magazine graphic showing how to use documentaries to inspire activism.
Documentaries: Ready, Set ... Action
by Joseph Huff-HannonFeb 06, 2007
- Documentaries could be just another form of entertainment. But some activists and filmmakers are teaming up to use film to change the world.
No Comment: Irony in India
by Sharad HaksarNov 30, 2006
- Internationally recognized advertising photographer Sharad Haksar's "Brand Irony" series highlights concern about water shortages in communities around Coca-Cola's bottling plants across India.
Jon Stewart: Journalist or Comedian?
by Sarah KuckNov 30, 2006
- Jon Stewart's satirical Daily Show takes a critical yet hilarious look at government, current affairs, media, and pop culture. He says he's just a comic. Some journalists disagree.
In Review :: Conversations over the Line
Nov 30, 2006
- Reviews of bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains' Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism, Jill Bamburg's Getting to Scale, Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community by Kay Pranis, Barry Stuart and Mark Wedge, and the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, directed by Faith Morgan.
Considering the Crisis
Jul 21, 2006
- Suggested Reading for "How Likely Is Collapse"
Notes from Underground
Jun 21, 2006
- Reviews of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Save the World, Global Class War, Healthy Money, Healthy Planet, Home Enlightenment and Independent America.
Men, War, and Families
by Robert F. Johnson, Gordon MustainJun 05, 2006
- Two poems by veterans who recall the effect of military combat on their own lives.
Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja OttoApr 18, 2006
- Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Buster Simpson: Art in Service to
by Dee AxelrodFeb 22, 2006
- Buster Simposon makes sculptures that enhance and explain rather than merely decorate the landscape.
Radically Righteous Babe
by Dee AxelrodSep 08, 2005
- There are artists whose work is ceative and then there are artists so charged with creative power that it's impossible to find the seam between the art and the life. Ani Di Franco fits in the latter category.
The Folk Rock On: Utah Phillips
by Utah Phillips, Dee AxelrodSep 02, 2005
Book Review: No More Throw-away People by Edgar Cahn
by David BollierApr 26, 2005
- No More Throwaway People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspiration for the social service community.
Book Review: The Boiling Point by Ross Gelbspan
by K C GoldenApr 26, 2005
- The science of global warming, and the dream of the "World Energy Modernization Plan" are two issues covered in the book
Film Review: The Take and Argentina: Hope in Hard Times
by Lisa Gale GarriguesApr 18, 2005
- Lisa Gale Garrigues reviews two films about Argentina during the economic crisis of 2002. Both films offer lessons in what ordinary people can do.
The creative spirit, and how it moves us.