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Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staffposted Nov 28, 2013
- Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
These 4 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 27, 2013
- Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
posted Nov 18, 2013
- KarmaTube music video on kindness.
Kids Can Teach Themselves
posted Oct 21, 2013
- In this TED Talk, 2013 TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra believes that a child-driven education is the best way for kids to learn. Mitra shares his findings from his Granny Cloud and Hole in the Wall projects.
Bitcoin's Growing Influence: How Peer-to-Peer Currencies Are Taking Off
by YES! online staffposted Sep 20, 2013
- The decentralization and bank-free nature of this digital currency is enjoying wider acceptance. Meanwhile, governments are beginning to borrow from its ideas.
India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
by YES! online staffposted Sep 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.
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staffposted Sep 06, 2013
- Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staffposted Aug 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.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeneyposted Aug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal
by Jamilah Kingposted Jul 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 staffposted Jul 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
posted Jul 05, 2013
- Laura Flanders interviews the directors of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative business movement.
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
by YES! online staffposted Jun 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-Mullerposted Jun 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.
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staffposted May 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.