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Photo Essay: Pete Seeger's Life on the Hudson
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jan 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
posted 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.
Fresh and Fly: Denver Rapper Teaches Kids to Be Gardeners Not Gangstas
posted Jan 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.
How Cooking Can Change Your Life
posted 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.
With Only Months to Live, This 17-Year-Old Inspired Millions with Music and Love
by YES! online staffposted Jan 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 Carlsenposted Jan 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 Finkeposted Jan 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- Many of the Disney classics contain outdated images of racial and gender groups.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 Gottesdienerposted Jan 09, 2014
- Displaced by foreclosure, this family took direct action—and got a place to live.
A Chef's Perspective on Revering Life—Even When It’s Raised to Be Slaughtered
by Lisa Harrisposted Jan 07, 2014
- I always knew the goats across the street were raised for food, but this was my first personal relationship with an animal that would later become my food.
Sitting Is the New Smoking: Why Walking Is the “Secret Sauce” for Better Health and Happier Communities
by Jay Walljasperposted Jan 06, 2014
- Whether you live in the ‘burbs, the city, or the middle of nowhere, the "wonder drug" of walking is just what the doctor ordered.
What I Learned from a Month on the Ten-Mile Diet
posted Jan 03, 2014
- "It was a different kind of diet. I didn't count calories. I didn't count carbs. I just took 12,500 miles of food off my plate."
Get Hopeful For 2014: YES! Founder Sarah van Gelder Talks to Democracy Now!
posted Dec 31, 2013
- From new leadership in the fight against climate change to an uprising in the education system, there's a lot to be excited about in 2014.
Can the Stuck-in-Place Economy Help Us Face Climate Change?
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 30, 2013
- New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.
10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
by Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 27, 2013
- Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
The Ancient Greeks' 6 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Change Your Life)
by Roman Krznaricposted Dec 27, 2013
- Looking for an antidote to modern culture's emphasis on romantic love? Perhaps we can learn from the diverse forms of emotional attachment prized by the ancient Greeks.