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America: The Remix

Our crises—from the economy to the climate—are too big and too immediate to allow race to continue dividing us. In this issue of YES!, we bring you stories of the people and collaborations that are helping our nation finally accept its identity as a multiracial society.

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Issue 53
Spring 2010

Theme guide 53
Theme Guide

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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: Becoming a Whole Nation

New Visions

Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

Our Future as a Multiracial Society

There's a new American story—one that embraces all the cultures and peoples of the United States. Six YES! panelists explore what that means for activism, identity, and our sense of community.


CrownWhat White People Fear

A white guy confesses his fears and tells why he seeks out settings beyond his comfort zone.

:: Just the Facts: Race-Based Economics
:: Everyday Conversations to Heal Racism

Signs of a New American Identity

Signs of a New American Identity

Stories of people, communities, and groups strengthened by diversity.


World & Community

New models that foster justice and real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

Building Beyond Racism

Young activists who powered the Obama movement bring real change home.

 

Carlos JimenezUnited by Hard Times

A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.

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Map

POSTER:
Progress Toward a Multiracial Nation

Milestones on the way to an inclusive, just nation.


The City We All Want to Live In

Solutions to climate change start on our streets.

:: 10 Strategies for Cities


The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world.

What Do You Say
to a Screaming Bigot?

How one woman seeks common ground with radio shock jocks.

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Generation Mixed

My parents’ risky interracial marriage made me and my politics possible.


Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

Faith AdieleMy Life in Black
and White

The revolutionary act of telling your story.

 

Brett DennenSongs to End Racism

Pop star Brett Dennen’s music teaches kids to stand up to intolerance.


Features

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Elinor Ostrom, Chris Meyer photoNobel Winner Talks Common(s) Sense

Orthodox economics teaches that private property works better than the commons. The newest economic Nobel laureate proves otherwise.

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Gaviotas: Village of Hope

Two activists discover the secrets of a Colombian community’s success—surprise and imagination.


For 12,000 Years We’ve Had It Pretty Good

A new book by a leading science writer tells what we need to do to survive climate change.

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Departments

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY
:: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
By Tanya Dawkins

SIGNS OF LIFE
:: “Pro-poor” relief for Haiti
:: Protests mount against blockade of Gaza
:: Chicago ward tries citizen budgeting
:: Bolivia to host climate summit
:: Inmates entitled to voting rights
:: Sweden labels food with CO2 data

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Carol Beckley
:: Ricardo Navarro
:: Hai Vo
YES! video iconHis Brower Youth Award Speech
:: Beverly Wright

UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
China's Water Gardens
Photo Icon 10 pxPHOTO ESSAY: Water Gardens

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QUOTE PAGE:
President Barack Obama

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DISCUSSION GUIDE
RESOURCE GUIDE
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READERS FORUM

FROM THE PUBLISHER
Thank You!


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THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

YES! BUT HOW?
:: Composting
:: Green Birth Control
:: Safe Hair Colors

CARTOON

 

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IN REVIEW
BOOKS
:: The End of the Long
Summer

:: Bringing it to the Table
:: Getting to the Heart
of Interfaith

YES! MUSIC PICKS
:: Susana Baca
:: Neil Halstead
:: By the People Soundtrack
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YES! FILM PICKS
:: Crude
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:: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
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:: Dirt! The Movie
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