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How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves
by Laura Flandersposted Mar 05, 2013
- When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.
Why Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business
by Amy Deanposted Mar 05, 2013
- The steelworkers deal that could turn the rust belt green.
Cartoon: The Endless Uses of a Plastic Bag
by Joe Mohrposted Mar 05, 2013
Why You Don’t Frack With John Lennon’s Farm
by Lisa Mullenneauxposted Mar 04, 2013
- When fracking hits close to home, Mark Ruffalo, Debra Winger, Yoko Ono, and other big names find common ground with small towns.
The Coming Climate Exodus: What We’re Doing to Help Wildlife’s New Migration
by Peter Pearsall, Cecilia Garzaposted Mar 01, 2013
- As climate change forces species to head for cooler climates, biologists are using new tools and partnerships to make sure we help—and don't hinder—their flight.
You’ve Come a Long Way, Feminism (But You’re Not There Yet)
by Ruth Rosenposted Mar 01, 2013
- In the 1970s, women called for abortion rights, universal child care, and equal pay. So why are we still waiting for these rights?
After the Sequester: Can We Create Better Jobs for Military Employees?
by James Trimarcoposted Feb 27, 2013
- The sequester could result in the first significant cuts to the military budget in years. If it goes through, let’s make sure we avoid mass unemployment by training these veterans to work in growing industries.
YES! National Student Writing Competition
posted Feb 27, 2013
- Want a motivator to take your students’ writing to a higher level? Here’s an opportunity for them to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
What the Oscars Can Teach Us About Elections That Work
by Rob Richieposted Feb 25, 2013
- Academy Award-winners are selected by algorithms that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, selecting backups if their first choices lose. What if we elected our leaders that way?
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Feb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
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.
MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.posted Feb 22, 2013
- Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.
Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace
by Mark Karlinposted Feb 22, 2013
- In their new film, Shift Change, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin take viewers on a worldwind tour of the cooperative economy.
Farmer-Philosopher Fred Kirschenmann on Food and the Warming Future
by Peter Pearsallposted Feb 22, 2013
- In this wide-ranging interview, Kirschenmann gives YES! the dirt on the future of farming.
California Teachers Divest Pension Fund from Assault Weapons
by Chris Francisposted Feb 22, 2013
- Just hours after Sandy Hook, the managers of the teachers’ pension fund sold off their stock in a manufacturer of semi-automatic rifles.