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FROM THE NEW ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

Video introduction to the Beyond Prisons issue of YES! Magazine Instead of Prison

Sarah van Gelder   |   Jun 3, 2011

2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money. Sarah van Gelder introduces the Summer issue of YES! Magazine, “Beyond Prisons.”   MORE »

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HAPPINESS  

Wangari Maathai Spiritual Environmentalism: Healing Ourselves by Replenishing the Earth

Wangari Maathai   |   Jun 3, 2011

Waangari Maathai: What role does spirituality play in our work to heal the earth?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Norm Stamper Drug Warrior No More

Norm Stamper   |   Jun 3, 2011

Seattle’s ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.   MORE »



Child's drawing of fumigation in Colombia, photo courtesy Sanho Tree A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?

Rebecca Leisher   |   May 27, 2011

The international war on drugs isn’t stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by Pete Williamson flickr.com/4blueeyes Our Most Urgent Climate Struggles—And How We Might Win Them

Bill McKibben   |   Jun 2, 2011

In the mighty struggles beginning between climate activists and the fossil fuel industry, geography is on our side.    MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Photo by Steve Rhodes flickr.com/ari A Fair Tax on Millionaires

Mark Engler   |   Jun 1, 2011

In a time of budget crises, debunking the arguments against taxing the very, very rich.   MORE »



Photo by John flickr.com/mtsofan But What About My 401(k)?

David Korten   |   May 31, 2011

Credit cards, mortgages, insurance, retirement: How to fulfill our basic financial needs without Wall Street.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo from southernstudies.org From the Gulf, a Cry for Help

Sue Sturgis   |   May 31, 2011

The public health crisis caused by the BP oil spill has received little media attention, and even less government help. Gulf Coast residents are trying to change that.    MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

15 Years of Saying YES!

Jun 3, 2011

Video: 15 years ago, YES! Magazine's founders wondered if, amidst the doom and gloom, there was a place for journalism about hope and possibility. They found their answer.   MORE »
Powerful Ideas and Practical Actions: 1996-2011 :: Watch this video celebrating the 15th Anniversary of YES! Magazine


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