Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Might Have to Change First
by Mari Margilposted Aug 27, 2014
- Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Shaken by Violence, Ferguson Residents Gather to Talk and Heal
by Molly Ruskposted Aug 26, 2014
- At the local farmers market, Ferguson residents find a safe place to deal with the trauma of Michael Brown's death.
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
by Jim Shultzposted Aug 26, 2014
- Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
by Liz Pleasantposted Aug 26, 2014
- Teachers and educators collect ideas and resources for how to talk about Ferguson with students of all ages.
What Battlestar Galactica Can Teach Us About the Militarization of Police
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Aug 22, 2014
- “There’s a reason you separate the military and the police. One fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre Smithposted Aug 22, 2014
- The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 21, 2014
- No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.
America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality
posted Aug 21, 2014
- How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
by Dean Patonposted Aug 21, 2014
- Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
posted Aug 21, 2014
- What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.
"We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson
by Liz Pleasantposted Aug 19, 2014
- The goal is to raise enough money to send 500 treatments for tear gas exposure to support protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia Funesposted Aug 18, 2014
- Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
by Adam Kerbyposted Aug 18, 2014
- These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 15, 2014
- "There are times when I question whether I was a fool to walk away from a conventional career."
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Mooreposted Aug 15, 2014
- “What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”