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FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

Spread from the Fall 2010 issue of YES! Magazine showing a jazz funeral street parade in New Orleans. Photo by N. Krebill In New Orleans, Kindness Trumped Chaos

Rebecca Solnit   |   Aug 27, 2010

Lessons of dedication, solidarity, love, and recovery, five years after Katrina.   MORE »


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PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. flickr.com/photos/ gsfc Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters?

Chris Kromm   |   Aug 27, 2010

Poverty and inequality magnified Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the Gulf. A resilient New Orleans means addressing these social issues first.   MORE »



Photo by U.S. Coast Guard. commons.wikimedia.org A Crisis of Democracy: Real Solutions to the BP Oil Spill

Brooke Jarvis   |   Aug 23, 2010

For Gulf residents, the BP oil spill has made the problem of unchecked corporate power painfully clear. Exxon Valdez survivor Riki Ott on why this may be the moment to overcome our political divides and take back our democracy.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Llibreria bookstore in Amsterdam. Photo by MorBCN. flickr.com/photos/ bcnbits/363695635 Home-Grown Businesses: The Role of Grassroots Financing

Stacy Mitchell   |   Aug 26, 2010

Local investors for local businesses—how businesses are turning to their neighbors for funding.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Neighbors in Lake Oswego, Oregon hold a potluck block party and swap meet. Photo by Sean Dreilinger. flickr.com/photos/ seandreilinger 6 Ways to Start Sharing

Stephanie Smith   |   Aug 25, 2010

What do you do when you want to start sharing resources, but your community’s not into it?   MORE »



PLANET  

A crop-dusting plane flying over a field in Ripley, Mississippi. Photo by Roger Smith. flickr.com/photos/ rogersmith A Month Without Monsanto

April DÁvila   |   Aug 24, 2010

April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Gaza Jail Breaks. Photo via Flickr. flickr.com/photos/ 10948116@N08 Waging Peace from Afar: Divestment and Israeli Occupation

Phyllis Bennis   |   Aug 20, 2010

A growing grassroots movement is using the techniques of the anti-apartheid movement to challenge U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.   MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

Banksy Street Art

Aug 13, 2010

Photo Essay: British street artist, Banksy, makes his mark in New Orleans.   MORE »
One of Banksy's images in New Orleans


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