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Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It
by Andrew Boydposted Jul 05, 2013
- When pranksters and creative organizers create temporary utopias, the experience leaves us wanting more—and ready to work hard to get it.
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.
Melodeego: The Hippest Bike-Powered Band in Town
by Chuck Collinsposted May 28, 2013
- Melodeego has been making music for the environment for years. Their songs include protests of the Keystone XL pipeline and other topics inspired by the anti-climate change movement.
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.
Worker-Owned Window Factory Opens for Business
posted May 09, 2013
- When the company known as Republic Windows and Doors closed its Chicago factory, the workers raised the money to buy back the company themselves. The worker-owned cooperative they formed opens today.
YES! Music Picks: Summer 2013
posted Apr 22, 2013
- Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, Melodeego, and other inspiration while putting together the Summer 2013 issue of YES!
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
by YES! online staffposted Apr 18, 2013
- Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
For the Bullied and Beautiful
posted Apr 15, 2013
- In this sometimes humorous and painfully true TEDTalk, Shane Koyczan's spoken-word poem, "To This Day," shares the anguish of being bullied and the will to survive.
A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living
by YES! online staffposted Apr 11, 2013
- Portlandia’s Kumail Nanjiani visits a tiny house and asks some of the questions on everybody’s mind.
Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s Master Storyteller
by YES! online staffposted Mar 22, 2013
- The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”
Cartoon: The Endless Uses of a Plastic Bag
by Joe Mohrposted Mar 05, 2013
Puget Sound Tribe Plans for Rising Seas
by Benjamin Drummond, Sara Steeleposted Feb 25, 2013
- Video: The Swinomish tribe could lose up to 15 percent of their land on low-lying Fidalgo Island to climate-change related sea level rise. They’re working with planners to make sure they can survive—and thrive—in the region’s changing climate.
Photographs from James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade
by Sedat Pakay, Charles Johnsonposted Feb 12, 2013
- Sedat Pakay’s disarming photos of James Baldwin during his time in Turkey show a side of the great writer most of us have never seen.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staffposted Feb 12, 2013
- Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.