YES! Magazine Blogs
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Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?
How a once nutritious grain was transformed into something unhealthy to eat.
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
Aristide's return to Haiti is a chance to ask what role the U.S. will play in the nation's future.
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
It's not about deadbolts and surveillance cameras—it's about having people you can turn to for help.
To create a stable functioning financial system, we must first understand why the current financial system holds policy makers hostage to Wall Street interests. It is more than just political corruption.
Playing money games to profit from false expectations is not the same as investing in jobs that produce real value to meet real needs
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
In a controversial move, Republicans maneuvered the passage of Wisconsin's assault on collective bargaining after three weeks of protests. How'd they do it, and what happens next?
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
How a community art program in Haiti is empowering young people to express their hope for a better future.
Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.
As food prices rise, how can governments support small-scale, sustainable farmers?
Glenn Beck thinks the spread of anti-corporate protests is a little too convenient. But this is what happens when ordinary people discover their power.
How to overcome the obstacles and cultivate a caring, supportive community group in the face of tough economic times.
To successfully address climate change and extreme poverty, the mindset of the economist must give way to the mindset of the ecologist.
It took a while, but protests in Wisconsin show that poor and middle class Americans are ready to push back against the policies and cuts that hurt them most. Madison may be only the beginning.