What is the Gerrilla News Network?
Young people in Oakland wanted to talk about real solutions to the poverty, racism, and powerlessness that they grew up with—but all the city’s hip-hop radio station offered was violence and mind-numbing entertainment
Our country, our government is us and it needs our help
National Council of Churches is rolling out study materials on the current state of world affairs.
Take Back Your Time. We need more time for the things that matter most.
What is the work ahead? We need to have an economic message that challenges the destructive force of the global economy.
What is the work ahead?
Create a non-party political movement with an agenda grounded in a vision of a just and sustainable future for all.
If we want peace, if we don’t want to live with regrets and in despair, then we must adopt not the language of fear, but the language of hope and dreams. To invoke a Puerto Rican expression: pa’lante. Forward.
Progressives need to take the time to create and articulate a vision that will withstand the test of time and transcend two-, four- and six-year election cycles.
Learn to use language that is clear and strong.
Frame the issues: Americans are ready for a far more powerful frame grounded in what we intuitively know—that we are all in this together. We call it the “strong communities” frame.
The Community Media Center (CMC) was founded in 1981 as Grand Rapids Cable Access Center (known as GRTV). It is one of the first public access stations in the nation to expand beyond public access television to provide a range of media tools, training and transmission options for community members and nonprofit organizations. Among them, the five affiliates offer numerous projects and services.
Kids learn to make media at GRTV. They make websites, and develop and deliver curriculum on media literacey and voting.
Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"
Questions for Students for the article “Earth Charter” YES!
When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.
We focus on the media in this issue of YES! because it is clear that democracy cannot function when diverse, critical perspectives are excluded from the public conversation, nor when entire populations are absent from or mischaracterized in the popular media.
Protecting privacy, nontoxic slug disposal, unwanted bulk mail, reusing greeting cards, and recycling old glasses
Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .
Writing your own blog is easy.
Some journalists are stubbornly pursuing the truth despite growing media monopolies, government secrecy, ideology, and public relations spin doctors—but it’s getting tougher
10 Steps to More Democratic Media
Interview with Amy Goodman, how she created Democracy Now
Resources for More Democratic Media
The Lost Art of Dropping By by Patrisia Gonzales - creating neighborliness.
Since the 1960s, Bread & Puppet Theater has come to life in urban street protests and remote farmlands, awakening in audiences a sense of wonder, solidarity, and a recollection of life’s essentials.
A book as important as Jamal Rahman's The Fragrance of Faith needs to be recommended with as much grace as possible for it contains precious reminders that the spiritual teachings of Islam are as filled with compassion as they can be.
One tribe took a chance on inviting a coalition of native and non-native people to help them win back their ancient village site and the home of Chief Seattle.
Pranksters (YES Men) impersonate WTO spokesmen and declare the demise of the World Trade Organization.
November 2 dashed the hopes of millions. After an election that stirred such passions, how do we move forward as a nation? In this issue, we look at the fractures underlying our present social landscape, the new fears and old scars, and how we can heal them. How can we resist these destructive spirals? How can we overturn ancient patterns of harm? What sources of healing are within and around us?
Our reform agenda:1. Voter Rights: Guaranteed right to vote for all citizens. 2. Clean Elections: Public financing of elections. 3. Fair Access: free airtime 4. Open Debates 5. Equal Representation: Introduce proportional representation. 6. Voter Choice: Introduce instant runoff voting. 7. Equal Voice: Abolish the Electoral College 8. Electoral Integrity: nonpartisan election administration. 9. Human Rights: Are for people, not corporations.
The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.
Here’s a question that haunts me: If we had a vibrant, decentralized media system in this country, would we have gone to war in Iraq?
Percent of the nation’s poor who live in the suburbs: . . . .