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Curriculum & Resources: Garment Industry Infographic
posted Oct 21, 2013
- Interactive map of garment industry factories, designed in response to the Bangladesh disasters.
Visual Learning: Message in a Bottle
posted Oct 21, 2013
- With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it's interesting (or not). In this case, it's all about organizing to support a peaceful protest.
YES! Recommends: Institute for Humane Education
posted Oct 21, 2013
- The Institute for Humane Education (IHE) believes that in order to create a just, sustainable, and humane world, humane education needs to be at the core of everyone’s education. IHE curricula, lesson plans, online courses, graduate programs focus on human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, and cultural influences.
Can Eminent Domain Be Used to Avert a Foreclosure Mess? This California City Thinks So
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Oct 18, 2013
- Governments usually use eminent domain powers to displace people. But one hardscrabble Bay Area city is going to the mat to do just the opposite—stabilize its economy and keep residents where they are.
Indigenous Activist to Canadian Police: Stop "Roughing Up" Fracking Opponents
by YES! Online Teamposted Oct 18, 2013
- Indigenous activist Ellen Gabriel explains why she is in solidarity with members of the Elsipogtog Nation who are attempting to block seismic testing, which they believe is a precursor to fracking.
Dear Internet: Thanks for the Advice on Sex and Drinking. It's Way Better than What We Get from Slate.
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 18, 2013
- Are we starting to see a cultural shift in how our society thinks about rape? The huge online response to a Slate columnist who told women to avoid rape by not drinking suggests that it's starting to happen.
Nobel Prize? Meet the Economic Movement That Really Deserves Praise
by Laura Flandersposted Oct 18, 2013
- This week, the Nobel Prize for economics may have gone to three academics, but the real work of fixing our local economies was happening on the ground—as part of New Economy Week.
Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagenposted Oct 18, 2013
- In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
Will a Secretive International Trade Deal Ban GMO Labeling?
by James Trimarcoposted Oct 18, 2013
- The Trans Pacific Partnership is likely to be a setback for efforts to regulate and label GMO foods.
12 Things You Can Do With a Mason Jar (and Only One Involves Canning)
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunnposted Oct 18, 2013
- Want to unstuff your life? Find the tools that multitask.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon Hayesposted Oct 16, 2013
- Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.
Think You Understand GMO Labeling? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!
by Erin Sagenposted Oct 16, 2013
- Do you fully understand the complex layers of legal, scientific, and political information at play in the fight over Initiative 522?
Decolonize the Holidays: An Alternative to Columbus Day (and Canadian Thanksgiving)
by Rachael Stoeveposted Oct 15, 2013
- Three states have already dropped Columbus Day, while a movement begins to celebrate Indigenous People's Day instead.
Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases
by Jeff Biggersposted Oct 14, 2013
- Two sections that essentially told kids that coal was safe and good for the environment disappeared today from the website of a state agency in Illinois.
Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside
by YES! online staffposted Oct 11, 2013
- In this rare television interview, the poet, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry discusses his vision for a society in harmony with the planet.