20 Machines for a DIY Civilization
Dec 06, 2012
- 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 HarbinNov 30, 2012
- “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
Nov 29, 2012
- 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
Oct 31, 2012
- 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.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
Oct 04, 2012
- 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
Jul 18, 2012
- 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
Jun 15, 2012
- 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
Jun 04, 2012
- How the poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author has changed the world with her words.
You Can’t Ban History
May 31, 2012
- An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
Pete Seeger: Forever Young
May 16, 2012
- You’re never too old to change the world.
Yes, the Climate is Changing
May 10, 2012
- Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.
Be All You Can Be ... In the Guitarmy
May 03, 2012
- Video: Thousands of protesters in New York City sing, “This Land Is Your Land.”
A Slumber Party on Wall Street
Apr 19, 2012
- Video: Occupiers are once again camping in protest, this time outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love
Apr 11, 2012
- As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.
A DIY Civilization
by Colleen ShaddoxMar 26, 2012
- Can we create the machines of modern life sustainably, cheaply, and close to home?
Telling inspiring stories of social change.