Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
In middle school, high school, and college classrooms, I teach that nonviolence, peace, and justice are not utopian dreams but real and practical ways in which humans can affect the world around them.
When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn’t realize just how revolutionary they were.
A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?
Our associate editor experiments with life after plastic bags.
The Rev. Wendy L. Bell reviews Kathleen Dean Moore latest book. Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
Danny Glover, activist, filmmaker, and YES! board member, is among those attending the U.S. Social Forum. He sat down with YES! editor Sarah van Gelder to talk about the contribution social forums here in the United States and around the world are making to the success of people’s movements.
We’re sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions.
Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
Bonfires, birch branches, and saunas. And a chance to discover who will be your true love.
Photo essay: Bangladeshi activists promote development that's rooted in indigenous knowledge and community values.
A few years ago, Akaya Windwood made a decision not to worry. Ever. So how’s that working out for her?