How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times
by Sarah van GelderFeb 11, 2014
- Lama Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, a former homesteader, and an heiress to a family fortune who lives a quiet life in the mountains of Montana. Now she is beginning to teach the practices and insights gained through years of solitary retreats and study.
"Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution
by Roman KrznaricFeb 10, 2014
- Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it.
In Pete Seeger's Letters, A Voice for Justice Sings On
by Sam RosenthalFeb 07, 2014
- In the midst of Seeger's countless documents was one that stood out. The editor who found it reflects on coming back to that letter today.
Darth Vader's Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims
by YES! online staffFeb 07, 2014
- The public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline opened on Wednesday. This video is the comment from California-based climate group Movement Generation.
How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)
by Roman KrznaricJan 31, 2014
- The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another.
"So My Daughter Won't Have To": Why Kelly Sue DeConnick Fights to Make Women Welcome in Comics
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJan 29, 2014
- Kelly Sue DeConnick is a woman author working in the comic book industry, who's had successful titles in both mainstream and independent forms. In this Q&A, she talks about her feminism, creativity, and her love for old-school "exploitation" movies.
Growing Concern Over Japan's Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry
by Andy ButterJan 29, 2014
- The dolphin massacre depicted in the Oscar-winning film The Cove took place again this year. But the reaction to it shows a changing public mindset toward the rights of sea mammals.
Photo Essay: Pete Seeger's Life on the Hudson
by Sarah van GelderJan 28, 2014
- In December 2007, YES! editor-in-chief Sarah van Gelder interviewed Pete Seeger in his home in Beacon, New York. Seeger showed Sarah his family photo albums, his DIY solar-powered car, and, of course, a whole wall filled with banjos.
"We Shall Overcome": Democracy Now! Remembers Folk Icon Pete Seeger
Jan 28, 2014
- Folksinger and lifelong activist Pete Seeger passed away on Jan. 27. He was a constant presence in the labor and antiwar movements, and an innovator in the use of music to create solidarity and social change. In this video, Democracy Now! commemorates Seeger's life and work.
How Cooking Can Change Your Life
Jan 28, 2014
- In this powerful RSA Short, Michael Pollan shares some real talk about the difference between home cooked food and food made by corporations.
Fresh and Fly: Denver Rapper Teaches Kids to Be Gardeners Not Gangstas
by DJ CavemJan 28, 2014
- For Ietef "DJ Cavem" Vita, HIP HOP is not just a form of music, it's a way of life—one he's using to teach kids about cultivating the earth and eating fresh veggies.
With Only Months to Live, This 17-Year-Old Inspired Millions with Music and Love
by YES! online staffJan 24, 2014
- When he was just 14 years old, Zach Sobiech learned that he had only a few years to live. He decided to use that time creating beautiful music, and inspired a lot of people while doing so.
Zapatista Communities Celebrate 20 Years of Self-Government
by Laura CarlsenJan 17, 2014
- The Zapatistas are still running their own schools and hospitals, raising new generations, and carrying on a dialogue with the outside world that has enriched both sides.
Beyond Classic Disney: 5 Great Animated Kids' Films Without the Racial Stereotypes
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJan 10, 2014
- Many of the Disney classics contain outdated images of racial and gender groups. Luckily, recent animated masterpieces provide alternatives without sacrificing anything in the way of imagination.
How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosure and Got a Home for Her Four Kids
by Laura GottesdienerJan 09, 2014
- Displaced by foreclosure, this family took direct action—and got a place to live.