Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own
by Ben DeJarnetteAug 03, 2016
- A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.
Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks
by Zenobia JeffriesAug 03, 2016
- The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark TrahantJul 23, 2016
- Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs—What Could Happen?
by Carolina CruzJul 21, 2016
- Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. MooreJul 20, 2016
- As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! StaffJul 15, 2016
- The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
“Free” Trade? Fraud Alert
by David KortenJul 13, 2016
- The deceptive branding behind corporatists’ preference for the term “free trade” over simply “trade.”
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
by Sarah van GelderJul 06, 2016
- When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP
by John DudaJul 05, 2016
- Six things we can learn from Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, where cooperatives drive the economy.
How to Win Workplace Equality? Invest in Neighborhoods Where Women Need It Most
by Angela Glover BlackwellJul 01, 2016
- Women make up nearly half of the workforce, yet old-fashioned policies keep them unequal partners. To remedy this, we must first ensure basic opportunities—like making sure girls can get to school.
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
by Arun GuptaJun 30, 2016
- If we listen carefully to Trump’s supporters, we can hear their desire for progressive policies.
In New York, Republicans and Democrats Join Forces to Overturn Citizens United
by Lynsi BurtonJun 29, 2016
- Seventeen states have called for a constitutional amendment to reduce the influence of money in politics. So who’s next?
One Hopeful Thing About the Brexit Electoral Rebellion
by David KortenJun 29, 2016
- Maybe now we can renegotiate the corporate boundaries and interests that overtook those of communities.
Still #FeeltheBern? You’re Not Alone
by Rosemary LaneJun 22, 2016
- Meet six people from the recent People’s Summit in Chicago coming to terms with supporting the senator’s ideas, rather than his campaign for president.
How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him
by Sarah van GelderJun 22, 2016
- With a mix of anger and excitement, Bernie Sanders supporters shift focus away from the presidency and search for ways to sustain the political revolution sparked by his campaign.