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NEW ECONOMY  

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From PBS’s new special “Fixing the Future” developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine



Image from Fixing the Future, interview with David Korten Building Community: An Economic Approach

David Korten with David Brancaccio
Nov 17, 2010


David Korten: What economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the Whittier Field House. Photo by David Schalliol flickr.com/photos/ metroblossom A Sit-In Success Story

Micah Uetricht   |   Nov 18, 2010

Parents in a low-income Chicago neighborhood endured a 43-day sit-in to get a library for their children.   MORE »



It Gets Better Life After Bullies

Alexandria Abdallah   |   Nov 15, 2010

How the “It Gets Better” movement is giving fresh hope to LGBT teens.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Capitol Hill photo by Wally Gobetz. flickr.com/photos/ wallyg Legal Pros Say No to Citizens United

Jeffrey D. Clements and Ben T. Clements   |   Nov 17, 2010

Experts call for Constitutional amendment to take back democracy from corporations.    MORE »



Pittsburgh Councilman Doug Shields speaking with activists. Photo by Mark Knobil. flickr.com/photos/ knobil Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling

Mari Margil, Ben Price   |   Nov 16, 2010

A historic new ordinance bans natural gas drilling while elevating community decision making and the rights of nature over the “rights” associated with corporate personhood.   MORE »



PLANET  

'What Big Teeth You Have, Granny.' Hippo photo by Bill Gracey. flickr.com/photos/ 9422878@N08 Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue

Sarah van Gelder   |   Nov 17, 2010

The YES! editorial team is hard at work on our spring issue about animals. Here's an advance look at what we’re planning—and a chance to share your ideas.   MORE »



'Defunct' Photo by Kent Landerholm. flickr.com/photos/ landerholm The Road to Right-Size Cities

Frank and Deborah Popper   |   Nov 16, 2010

What post-industrial cities can learn from rural America about smart shrinking.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Residents of a displaced persons camp beat pots and pans to protest a pending eviction. Photo by Ben Depp. bendepp.com Why I Have Hope for Haiti

Beverly Bell   |   Nov 12, 2010

The situation in Haiti is desperate, but social movements aren't letting that stop them.   MORE »



PHOTO ESSAY OF THE WEEK   

Humanity, in Photos

Nov 15, 2010

See this YES! selection of photos from the book Humanity. The book comprises the winning entries from a worldwide photo competition celebrating friendship, family, love, and laughter.   MORE »
Surprise Kiss. Photo by Wayne Jones


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