Telling inspiring stories of social change.

20 Machines for a DIY Civilization
Video: Open Source Ecology has released free plans for building tractors, brick compressors, and other essential machines. Why pay more for stuff that's designed to fall apart?
“Africa for Norway” Global Aid Spoof Goes Viral
by Ayla Harbin
“There’s heat enough for Norway, if Africans would share,” quips this parody of overblown charity fundraisers that’s blowing up the Web. The purpose? To swap stereotypes for real needs.
Stacy Mitchell: We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
Buying local isn’t enough. If we’re going to get our economy back on track, we have to re-center on communities.
Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back
One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
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 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.
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.
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.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
How the poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has changed the world with her words.
You Can’t Ban History
An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
Pete Seeger: Forever Young
You’re never too old to change the world.
Yes, the Climate is Changing
Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.
Be All You Can Be ... In the Guitarmy
Video: Thousands of protesters in New York City sing, “This Land Is Your Land.”
A Slumber Party on Wall Street
Video: Occupiers are once again camping in protest, this time outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love
As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.