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ARTS

The creative spirit, and how it moves us.

Photo Essays
New visions of the world we thought we knew.
Music
Soundtrack to a revolution.
Books
Reading list for a better world.
Quotes
Wisdom to go.
Videos
Telling inspiring stories of social change.
Cartoons
Create your own captions.
Poetry
Poets speak out.
Audio
Listen to interviews, podcasts, radio programs that tell the YES! stories.
Film
Watch trailers to our pick of maddening and motivating independent films.

Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers
A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.
The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary The Majestic Plastic Bag: A Mockumentary
The epic journey of a plastic bag from its release into the wild to ultimate destination in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Occupy’s Next Stop: Foreclosed Homes Occupy’s Next Stop: Foreclosed Homes
Occupy Wall Street protesters are now taking on foreclosure directly, helping families stay in homes or move into vacant ones.
Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong
Does Occupy Wall Street highlight the failures of traditional Econ 101? These economists think so.
Words That Inspire: We are the 1% Words That Inspire: We are the 1%
Some members of the 1% have shared messages of solidarity with the 99%. What goes into a sign that makes a lasting impression? Explore an activity to help your students understand—and create their own—powerful signs.
Visual Learning: We Are the 99% Visual Learning: We Are the 99%
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 animals as food.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yeh
On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
The Story of Broke The Story of Broke
Is it true that the U.S. can no longer afford to take care of its residents the way it once did? Annie Leonard takes on the "we're broke" myth in this 8-minute video.
Farming With the Wild Farming With the Wild
by Dan Imhoff
Photo Essay: How agriculture and wildlands can both flourish—together.
Occupy Oakland, in Pictures Occupy Oakland, in Pictures
From rebuilding after a police raid to closing down the nation's fifth largest port, things have been busy at Occupy Oakland.
Posters to Occupy Everywhere Posters to Occupy Everywhere
Graphic designers put their stamp on the messages of the 99%.
Film Review: The Last Mountain Film Review: The Last Mountain
by Ayla Harbin
Follow a group of residents-turned-activists in their efforts to save Coal River Mountain, the last one left in an area devastated by mining.
YES! Music Picks: Winter 2012 YES! Music Picks: Winter 2012
Musical inspiration while putting together the Winter 2012 issue.
Words That Inspire: The Laughing Thrush Words That Inspire: The Laughing Thrush
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin believes that it’s natural to love being in the world around us. His poem, "The Laughing Thrush," captures a sense of place with rich details and abundant joy.
Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline
Nebraska isn’t known for environmental activism—but an oil pipeline that would cross the Ogallala aquifer is changing that.
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