Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what's really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.
By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.
This Central American country tops the Happy Planet Index.
Ajamu Baraka is the executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network, a coalition of more than 250 human rights and social justice organizations working to hold the United States accountable to international human rights standards. YES! Magazine board member Tanya Dawkins talked to him about housing, direct action, and why human rights are relevant during the recession.
Rebuilding computers for the community.
12 years ago YES! Magazine wrote about Womanshare, a grassroots group that allows members to exchange services for time, not money. Has the promise of the story we’ve published turned into reality?
Video: United Steelworkers remember the union role in taking on the WTO.
The recession creates an opportunity to challenge flawed existing models and assert new strategies for Africa's economic progress.
Video: Leaders of the climate justice movement on turning the U.N. negotiations in Copenhagen into a true global turning point.
Countries around the world are beginning to apply the science of well-being to the decisions they make. News from the 5th International Conference on Gross National Happiness.