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PLANET  

It’s Too Late to Compromise on Climate

Mateo Nube   |  Dec 17, 2009

With survival at stake, Copenhagen offers a chance for the world to come together over shared values like sharing and accountability.   MORE »

Crossroads in Copenhagen

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins   |  Dec 17, 2009

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins discusses the conflicting emotions that Copenhagen causes.   MORE »

PEACE & JUSTICE   

Debt Relief: The Results Are In

Hayley Hathaway   |  Dec 17, 2009

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.   MORE »

A New Beginning with the Muslim World

Farrah Hassen   |  Dec 17, 2009

If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.   MORE »

Human Rights in the Age of Obama

Tanya Dawkins   |  Dec 15, 2009

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.   MORE »

PEOPLE POWER  

Hungry in Copenhagen

Bill McKibben   |  Dec 17, 2009

Bill McKibben: A day of fasting isn’t the only reason why activists in Copenhagen are hungry today.   MORE »

Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen

Grace Lee Boggs   |  Dec 16, 2009

Movement building in this period requires actions that can bring about a radical shift in values.   MORE »

NEW ECONOMY  

Was Lehman So Long Ago?

Robert Weissman   |  Dec 16, 2009

While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what’s really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.   MORE »

Bolivia’s Economic Success

Sara Kozameh   |  Dec 16, 2009

By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.   MORE »

HAPPINESS  

Spontaneous Smiley Project

Susie Shutts   |  Dec 14, 2009

Ruth Kaiser spots smiley faces everywhere she looks. With her online collection of photographs of smileys in the everyday, she encourages others to adopt an optimistic outlook and do the same.   MORE »

video of the week   

Recovery Act’s Green Jobs: Weatherization in New York City

Dec 11, 2009

640,329 jobs have been created or saved by the Recovery Act. Green for All provides a glimpse into how the program affects the people who hold those jobs and the residents receiving weatherization services in New York City.   MORE »


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