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PEACE & JUSTICE  

DREAM Act photo by Paulina New Rights for California’s Undocumented

Jen Horton   |   Dec 16, 2011

A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Occupying the First Amendment

Josh Stearns   |   Dec 15, 2011

220 years after the Bill of Rights, how we’re still fighting for free speech.   MORE »



Occupy Oakland photo by Brian Sims Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront

Madeline Ostrander   |   Dec 14, 2011

This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

A Lesson in Love From the Protest at the Port

Reverend John Helmiere   |   Dec 14, 2011

A minister and occupier, beaten and arrested by police, on his continuing belief in the power of love.    MORE »



Nipun Mehta photo by Lane Hartwell for YES! Magazine Nipun Mehta: An Economy to Feed Your Soul

Jennifer Kaye   |   Dec 13, 2011

The YES! Breakthrough 15: How relationships are our real wealth.   MORE »



PLANET  

Jason McLennan photo by Paul Dunn Jason F. McLennan: Bringing Buildings to Life

Kim Eckart   |   Dec 14, 2011

The YES! Breakthrough 15: Designing the world’s greenest new building standards.   MORE »



Photo by TckTckTck After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power

Madeline Ostrander   |   Dec 13, 2011

After another disappointing round of UN negotiations, climate justice activists have a new strategy.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers

Dec 16, 2011

A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.   MORE »


#60: See who they chose.

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