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Umoja Village Photo Essay Umoja Village Photo Essay
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety. Article: Heather Mueller. Photo essay: Rolfe Ross.
People Taking Charge :7: Free Art, No REALLY free People Taking Charge :7: Free Art, No REALLY free
Adam Neate creates art and leaves it on the street.
People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless” People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless”
Hip Hop is right at home being the voice of the voiceless. It takes a "we don't need permission" attitude. Includes video of Rebel Diaz and music from Foundation Movement.
People We Love :: César López People We Love :: César López
Colombian classical musician César López is the founder of the Battalion of Immediate Artistic Reaction, a group of Colombian musicians and activists who are committed to making peace through music.
No Comment No Comment
Philanthropy, good intentions and a kind heart will always put you in tyranny’s stew pot.
YES! Picks YES! Picks
YES! Picks :: our musical inspiration while putting out this issue: Josh Ritter, Linda Thompson, and the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
In Review :: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song In Review :: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
by Doug Pibel
In Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century.
In Review :: Revolutionary Jesus In Review :: Revolutionary Jesus
by Ignacio Castuera
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Revolutionary Jesus :: Ignacio Castuera
In Review :: Climate Crisis and New Energy In Review :: Climate Crisis and New Energy
by Michael Marien
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Climate Crisis and New Energy :: Michael Marien reviews Fred Pearce's With Speed and Violence, Joseph Romm's Hell and High Water, and Greg Pahl's The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook.
People Taking Charge People Taking Charge
Seven inspiring examples of ways to be free right now: farming a city roof, creating a peace village, defying the law by feeding the hungry in a city park…
DIY Liberation: About the Cover DIY Liberation: About the Cover
by Banksy
Our Winter 2008 cover is based on graffiti artist Banksy's famous Balloon Girl.
MySpace Music Revolution MySpace Music Revolution
by Glenn Peoples
Everyone from aspiring hopefuls to superstars uses MySpace pages to connect with fans. It is becoming a technological equalizer.
Don't Fall in Love with the Guitarist. Be the Guitarist! Don't Fall in Love with the Guitarist. Be the Guitarist!
by Lisa Bolyos
All over the world, ladiezzz are celebrating, holding workshops and making music around the vague issue of being queer—by their own definitions.
Hot for Burning Man Hot for Burning Man
by Charles Shaw
From the far-flung parts of the globe, Burners come to give expression to possibilities for the human race in unregulated space.
Zen, Busking and Anarchy Zen, Busking and Anarchy
by Parke Burgess
Playing music on the street resonates mightily with the subversive tone of Zen anarchism. It calls us to feel what we feel, to express what we are, and to be real.
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