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YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder writes about prospects for peace, health care breakthroughs, happiness, the next economy, and other topics.

Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power

Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 07, 2011 11:25 AM |

How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.

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Troy Davis' Last Request

Troy Davis' Last Request

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 22, 2011 11:15 AM |

Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.

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Dear Big Coal: You’re Not Above the Law

Dear Big Coal: You’re Not Above the Law

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 20, 2011 11:25 AM |

How many times can a corporation break the law and continue to exist? Inside the fight to revoke Massey Energy’s corporate charter.

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How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?

How Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis?

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at May 10, 2011 03:00 PM |

Targeting workers, the unemployed, and public services won't do it. Help us find the solutions that will.

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Dear Glenn Beck: It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Courage

Dear Glenn Beck: It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Courage

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Feb 24, 2011 03:55 PM |

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.

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YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System

YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Feb 16, 2011 12:35 PM |

YES! Magazine's summer issue will grapple with how to solve the U.S.'s prison problem. Here's a look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.

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Out of Chaos

Out of Chaos

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jan 03, 2011 05:00 PM |

15 years ago, YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder wrote this piece for the launch issue of YES! How well does it stand up in a world that is, if anything, more chaotic?

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10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Dec 22, 2010 04:00 PM |

There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.

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Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue

Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Nov 17, 2010 06:05 PM |

The YES! editorial team is hard at work on our spring issue about animals. Here’s an advance look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.

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Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 27, 2010 11:30 AM |

Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.

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