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How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons
by Amy B. Deanposted Oct 09, 2013
- After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.
A New Dad Asks, If Male Violence Is the Biggest Threat to Women—How Do I Raise a Kind Son?
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 09, 2013
- The idea of having a baby boy scared me: What kind of man will he grow up to be? Here’s what I learned about what it takes to raise compassionate men.
Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown
by Fran Kortenposted Oct 08, 2013
- So unchecked campaign spending has played a role in today’s political chaos, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC could make things way, way worse. Now here’s the good news.
Shutdown EPA Workers Clean Up River Anyway
by Cynthia Danielposted Oct 08, 2013
- In one of our favorite responses to the government shutdown, this group of EPA staffers in Georgia went DIY on a local creek.
Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers
by Sarah Meade, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zernposted Oct 07, 2013
- Many Latino immigrants have agriculture in their past. A market in suburban Maryland makes it possible for them to put that knowledge to work in the here and now.
What 11-Year-Olds Get—and Adults Forget—About Child Labor in Chocolate
by Katrina Rabelerposted Oct 04, 2013
- Marie Hogan confronted Hershey’s about using children in its supply chain because she cares about other kids, fairness—and candy. Here’s what we can learn from her.
What’s Fairer than Fair Trade? Try Direct Trade With Cocoa Farmers
by Kristy Leissleposted Oct 04, 2013
- Fair trade is good, but it still leaves cocoa growers in poverty. Here’s how to do better.
This Poetry Slam Video Will Make You Care about ESL Education (Even If You've Never Heard of That)
by Nur Laljiposted Oct 04, 2013
- With a string of powerful similes, poet Dylan Garity lets us know what life is like for Boston students who are trying to learn English.
Welcome to Commonomics: How to Build Local Economies Strong Enough for Everyone
by Laura Flandersposted Oct 04, 2013
- In our new series, YES! Magazine investigates what it will take to strengthen our local economies for the benefit of all.
Why the Government Shutdown Is Not Anarchist Utopia
by Nathan Schneiderposted Oct 03, 2013
- Real anarchists aren't just for abolition of the state. They're for a society in which ordinary people can freely and democratically govern themselves.
In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin Fongposted Oct 03, 2013
- When Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men who believed he was a Muslim, he responded by advocating love and compassion.
Timeline of the Climate Movement: How Direct Action Took Center Stage
by Kristin Moeposted Oct 02, 2013
- How can we understand a movement as global, complex, and diverse as the one that's trying to stop climate change? As a start, we've used this timeline to gather events that took place over the past 10 years. Let us know in the comments if you see something we missed!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet its Real-Life, Climate-Defending, Disney-Dissenting Villains
by James Trimarcoposted Oct 01, 2013
- When their name appeared in Joss Whedon's new TV show, the environmentalist group Rising Tide took to social media to fight back.
Brand New From Annie Leonard: The Story of Solutions
by Annie Leonardposted Oct 01, 2013
- The final film in the “Story of Stuff” series asks, What if the goal of our economy wasn’t more, but better—better health, better jobs, and a better chance to survive on the planet?
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon Okeloposted Sep 27, 2013
- When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?