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 PEACE & JUSTICE   PLANET     NEW ECONOMY   PEOPLE POWER   HAPPINESS 
PEACE & JUSTICE  

United Nations Security Council chambers in New York City.  Photo by Patrick Gruban. flickr.com/photos/gruban/336919373/ 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. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MLK_and_Malcolm_X_USNWR_cropped.jpg 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. flickr.com/photos/mvjantzen/4010805382/ 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 »



HAPPINESS  

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. flickr.com/photos/hmocopymonkey/2653462361/ DIY U

AndrÉe Collier Zaleska   |   May 19, 2010

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



PEOPLE POWER  

Protesters gather at a May Day Immigration Rally 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.  Photo by jvoves. flickr.com/photos/jvoves/4571294569/ 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 »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Wally Gobetz. flickr.com/photos/wallyg/3642372137/ 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 »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

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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