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India's Own "Occupy": How a New Political Party is Battling Corruption—and Winning
by Nathan Schneiderposted Jan 22, 2014
- A few months ago, India's Aam Aadmi Party was a curiosity; now, it’s a call for pro-democracy movements elsewhere to step up their game.
Portland's Food Truck Heaven: How a New Kind of Fast Food Brings Jobs, Flavor, and Walkability
by Abby Quillenposted Jan 17, 2014
- Immigrants and other restaurant workers get a way to rise in local economies. Communities get the best fast food they've ever had.
Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder
by YES! Editorsposted Jan 17, 2014
- How does the United States stack up against the European Union on food safety issues like GMOs, hormones, questionable chemicals, and other food additives?
Zapatista Communities Celebrate 20 Years of Self-Government
by Laura Carlsenposted Jan 17, 2014
- The Zapatistas are still running their own schools and hospitals, raising new generations, and carrying on a dialogue with the outside world that has enriched both sides.
How a Great Man Put Down His Guns: Martin Luther King's Path to Nonviolence
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Jan 16, 2014
- It took years of political evolution for King to understand nonviolence not merely as a moral force, but as an effective strategy for leveraging political change.
How Restorative Justice Changed This Colorado Cop's Views on Prison
by Molly Rowan Leachposted Jan 14, 2014
- In restorative justice, those who commit crimes have to face the consequences of their actions. After this Colorado policeman tried it out, he came to believe it's part of the answer to America's prison problem.
Video: An In-Depth Look at North Carolina's Progressive "Moral Mondays" Movement
by YES! online staffposted Jan 14, 2014
- Alarmed by the ultraconservative policies of their state government, North Carolina residents are taking to the streets to say that social justice is the moral way to go.
How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive
by Erin L. McCoyposted Jan 13, 2014
- Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
Travel Companies Boycott "Human Safaris" and 13 Other Victories for Tribal People in 2013
by Joanna Eedeposted Jan 10, 2014
- Times have never been tougher for indigenous people living in traditional ways. Yet 2013 saw them winning land rights, fighting misrepresentation in the media, and winning solidarity from unexpected allies.
Beyond Classic Disney: 5 Great Animated Kids' Films Without the Racial Stereotypes
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jan 10, 2014
- Many of the Disney classics contain outdated images of racial and gender groups. Luckily, recent animated masterpieces provide alternatives without sacrificing anything in the way of imagination.
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.
10 Clever Ideas From Around the World to Root Out Inequality (Like Fining Extreme CEO Pay)
by Sam Pizzigatiposted Jan 08, 2014
- From Switzerland to New York, it seems like people are talking more than ever about inequality—and its antidotes. Here are some of the most promising and provocative ideas from last year that could shift our course in 2014.
Movement to Resist Tar Sands "Megaloads" Brings Together Northwest Tribal Members, Environmentalists
by Rachael Stoeveposted Jan 08, 2014
- The struggle pits the tribes and their allies in the environmental movement against the General Electric subsidiary that manufactured the evaporators and the hauling company that is providing transportation for them.
A Chef's Perspective on Revering Life—Even When It’s Raised to Be Slaughtered
by Lisa Harrisposted Jan 07, 2014
- I always knew the goats across the street were raised for food, but this was my first personal relationship with an animal that would later become my food.
What a Progressive, Lesbian Fox News Pundit Learned About Emotional Correctness—From Sean Hannity
by Sally Kohnposted Jan 06, 2014
- Enough with political correctness. Sally Kohn on why persuasion doesn't begin with ideas, facts, or data, but in having the compassion for others that we want them to have for us.