It’s Your Body

Issue 63  Fall 2012
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The body has become a political, economic, and cultural battleground. Big pharma, agribusiness, the health care industry, and the political right try to shape the choices we have about our health and our bodies. Here are ways we can take charge.
The Hazards of Manhood

Am I man enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.

Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story

Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.

Quote: Eduardo Galeano

A quote from Eduardo Galeano, from It's Your Body, the Fall 2012 issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.

The Body Politic

Taking charge of our bodies means more than buying stuff. It means reckoning with the intersection between our humanity and the political and environmental decisions our society makes.

After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off?

After the release of a report on links between extreme weather and climate change, Americans may get what polls show 80 percent of us want: more environmental reporting in mainstream news.

WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat

Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.

A Bill of Rights—for Homeowners

California’s new law gives increased protection to people threatened with foreclosure. Will other states follow?