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United Nations Security Council chambers in New York City.  Photo by Patrick Gruban. In Iran, Sanctions vs. Diplomacy

Phyllis Bennis   |   May 20, 2010

Can the U.N. Security Council keep the U.S. from disrupting a diplomatic victory?  MORE »

Photo by U.S. News and World Report/Wikimedia Commons. By Any Means Necessary

Adrienne Maree Brown   |   May 20, 2010

Reflecting on Malcolm X’s birthday: What if what’s necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?   MORE »

This week, people around the world and across the country are gathering in support of equal rights for all.  Photo by M.V. Jantzen. This Time, Equal Rights for All

Sara Knight   |   May 17, 2010

LGBT people still aren’t protected from workplace discrimination, but a bill under consideration could change that.   MORE »


While the increasing costs of a college degree have not seen an increasing return, the penalties for not going to college are steeper than ever. DIY U

AndrÉe Collier Zaleska   |   May 19, 2010

As the price of college skyrockets, a new book looks to “edupunk” alternatives.   MORE »


Protesters gather at a May Day Immigration Rally 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.  Photo by jvoves. The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement

Kety Esquivel   |   May 18, 2010

Arizona’s new immigration law has awakened a sleeping giant, with hundreds of thousands of people finding creative ways to stand in solidarity with Arizona’s Latino community.   MORE »

Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland Interview with Donna Edwards

Sarah van Gelder   |   May 14, 2010

YES! Magazine executive editor Sarah van Gelder spoke to Rep. Donna Edwards about the constitutional amendment Edwards introduced in response to the Citizens United decision.   MORE »


Photo by Wally Gobetz. Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street

John Cavanagh   |   May 17, 2010

To curb Wall Street’s power, we need to get our own government back on our side.   MORE »


mage from A World on Two Wheels video. Dutch father and son riding with a 'spaceship' trailer A World on Two Wheels

May 19, 2010

Can you imagine a city where bikes rule? Flashback to the Netherlands’ vibrant mid-century bike culture.    MORE »

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