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.
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.
Veggies at the Liquor Store—and 5 Other Ways to Bring Food to Your Community
by Shannan Stollposted Nov 27, 2013
- Out-of-the-box ideas for putting healthier food on our neighborhood plates—and make friends doing it.
"Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL
by Kristin Moeposted Nov 22, 2013
- At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces
by Katrina Rabelerposted Nov 22, 2013
- If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the page to the real world.
There Are Still More Libraries Than McDonald’s Locations in the United States
by Erika Lundahl, Rachael Stoeveposted Nov 19, 2013
- (and 24 other facts you should probably know).
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 15, 2013
- Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money
by YES! online staffposted Nov 15, 2013
- "Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 08, 2013
- Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
Hey, NY Times, Want Fairness in Pacific Trade Deal? Then Advocates Must Get Seat at the Table
by James Trimarcoposted Nov 08, 2013
- A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 06, 2013
- As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"
by Rachael Stoeveposted Nov 05, 2013
- In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems "corrupt governments."
Getting Past a Knitting Freak Out: Why I Didn't Let My Daughter Quit
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 01, 2013
- Stepping into the realm of creativity can be scary for little ones. But reward for sticking with it is the powerful feeling of making something beautiful with your own hands.
Lessons from a Pay-It-Forward Restaurant: The Importance of Gratitude
by Pavithra Mehtaposted Nov 01, 2013
- At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
Hey Russell Brand, The Revolution Is Over Here! Come Join Us!
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 29, 2013
- The actor Russell Brand made headlines when he called for a "revolution" on British TV. Here are five movements working to create the "genuine alternatives" Brand said he was looking for.