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The Power of Introverts The Power of Introverts
Does society favor extroverts over introverts? In this TEDTalk, social psychologist Susan Cain takes us into an introvert's world, and shares why being quiet and contemplative should be acknowledged and celebrated.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It” Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
Cartoon: Naughty Children, Then and Now Cartoon: Naughty Children, Then and Now
by Joe Mohr
Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam” Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam”
Photo Essay: Amid the noise of escalating violence, Benghazi citizens speak for themselves: “This does not represent us.”
Yard Work Unplugged: Scything’s Quiet Comeback Yard Work Unplugged: Scything’s Quiet Comeback
by Doug Pibel
Photo Essay: Cut the grass—and the noise—with this rare opportunity to see YES! staffers work up a sweat!
YES! Music Picks: Fall 2012 YES! Music Picks: Fall 2012
Musical inspiration while putting out the Fall 2012 issue.
Quote: Eduardo Galeano Quote: Eduardo Galeano
A quote from Eduardo Galeano, from It's Your Body, the Fall 2012 issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha Herndon
Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Minnesota’s Ground Zero for Unjust Evictions Minnesota’s Ground Zero for Unjust Evictions
A glitch in PNC Bank’s online payment system meant the Cruz family’s home fell into foreclosure, putting it at the center of a committed community stand-off.
Inside America’s Worst Toxic Waste Cover-Up Inside America’s Worst Toxic Waste Cover-Up
by Valerie Schloredt
Film Review: The Big Fix exposes BP’s efforts to minimize awareness of North America’s biggest oil spill.
A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ... A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carreto
In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean Burns
Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
One Day On Earth One Day On Earth
What does a given moment look like on the other side of the globe? A new documentary captures a single day in every country on Earth.
Photos from YES! Magazine's 2nd Annual Celebration of People Power Photos from YES! Magazine's 2nd Annual Celebration of People Power
On Wednesday, Alice Walker, Frances Moore Lappé, Makana, and Puanani Burgess joined hundreds of YES! readers in Seattle to celebrate our power to build the world we want. Here are a few photos from that incredible evening.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
How the poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has changed the world with her words.
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