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Photo by Truthout Why Mitt Romney’s Health Care Plan Won’t Fix Our Budgets—Or Our Bodies

Madeline Ostrander   |   Oct 19, 2012

According to Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, letting consumers make choices in the market will bring down health care costs. YES! Senior Editor Madeline Ostrander shows why that’s not the cure we’re after.   MORE »

Colin Beavan thumb Why “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Is Running for Congress

Madeline Ostrander   |   Oct 19, 2012

In this interview, Colin Beavan speaks with YES! Senior Editor Madeline Ostrander about the goals, strategies, and platform behind his run for Congress in New York.   MORE »

Green Party’s Jill Stein: A Missing Voice in Presidential Debates

Sarah van Gelder   |   Oct 17, 2012

The Green Party wasn’t represented at Tuesday’s presidential debate. Here’s what we might have heard if Jill Stein had gotten her say.   MORE »

Photo by Tar Sands Blockade. Keystone XL: Texas Farmer Battles TransCanada’s “Tainted Money”

Candice Bernd   |   Oct 15, 2012

After realizing she’d been misled into signing a contract with TransCanada, Susan Scott took the company’s money and buried it in the ground. Then she joined the movement to stop the pipeline.   MORE »


The Gross Clinic As Parents Learn More About Health, Will Doctors Listen?

Shannon Hayes   |   Oct 18, 2012

Many doctors and nurses refuse to respect the knowledge of parents about their kids’ health. Shannon Hayes explains why they might be missing a lot.   MORE »


treaty 8 map Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge

Kristin Moe   |   Oct 17, 2012

In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.   MORE »

Delicate arch by caddymob 5 Ways to Protect the Rights of Future Generations

Melanie Jae Martin   |   Oct 16, 2012

This fall, 150 women gathered in the desert town of Moab, Utah, to discuss the changes we would need to respect the rights of future generations.   MORE »

By Millions Against Monsanto Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns

Corey Hill   |   Oct 15, 2012

A ten-day ad blitz courtesy of companies like Cargill, Monsanto, and Syngenta has swayed many voters against a ballot initiative to label foods containing genetically modified organisms. Yet supporters still expect the initiative to pass.   MORE »


Photo by Jodi Bart. Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice

Yvonne Yen Liu   |   Oct 15, 2012

How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?   MORE »


Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes

Oct 18, 2012

Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.    MORE »

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