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PLANET  

Hands Across the Sand is coming to your beach June 26th, 2010. Photo by Chandler Williams  modusphotography.com New Heroes in the Fight Against Big Oil

Madeline Ostrander   |   Jun 25, 2010

The Hands Across the Sand movement: How one Florida restaurant owner has organized a force against offshore drilling.   MORE »



Green tie. Photo by Kaitlin Bailey, YES! Magazine UN Calls for Climate Friendly Diet

Frances Moore LappÉ   |   Jun 23, 2010

Frances Moore Lappé welcomes the recent report, and reminds us that global food problems are about justice, not scarcity. We also need to rescue our food system from corporate control.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Steering the boat back to shore. Photo by eqqman  flickr.com/photos/eqqman Back to Shore

Pastor Don Mackenzie   |   Jun 25, 2010

A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?   MORE »



London Ferrill Community Garden, breaking ground: Photo by geoffandsherry  flickr.com/photos/geoffandsherry 10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable

Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smith   |   Jun 22, 2010

We’re sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today’s biggest questions.    MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Gulf of Mexico oil spill from the air. Photo by David Rencher  flickr.com/photos/lumis An Antidote to Urgency

Margaret Wheatley   |   Jun 24, 2010

What does it take to think clearly when disaster strikes?   MORE »



Delano United protests gentrification forcing longtime residents out of Harlem. Photo by jarito  flickr.com/photos/seno People Without Homes, Homes Without People

Brooke Jarvis   |   Jun 24, 2010

In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Cover of David Korten's Agenda for a New Economy, 2nd ed. The Big Picture: 5 Ways to Know if You’re Making a Difference

David Korten   |   Jun 21, 2010

In this special pre-publication excerpt of the 2nd edition of Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten explains how we can help live the new economy that we need into being.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Abandoned buildings in Detroit Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?

Sarah van Gelder   |   Jun 21, 2010

Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Danny Glover interviewed by Sarah van Gelder on Free Speech TV Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country

Jun 23, 2010

Danny Glover, activist, filmmaker, and YES! board member, is among those attending the U.S. Social Forum. He sat down with YES! editor Sarah van Gelder to talk about the contribution social forums here in the United States and around the world are making to the success of people’s movements.    MORE »





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