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PEACE & JUSTICE  

Photo by Stephan Geyer Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Let’s Take a Stand for Domestic Workers

Tiffany Williams   |   Jan 11, 2013

150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it's time to recognize domestic labor as real work that should be protected.   MORE »



Photo by Mike Emiliani In Rural Mexico, Student-Led Education Heals Old Wounds

Mike Emiliani   |   Jan 11, 2013

Unitierra has no classrooms, no teachers, and no formal curriculum. Yet the school has successful helped local people learn practical skills for years.   MORE »



PLANET  

Photo by Elizabeth Brossa. Welcome to Blockadia!

Melanie Jae Martin, Jesse Fruhwirth   |   Jan 11, 2013

The corporate push to construct tar-sands pipelines is transforming the environmental movement across North America by increasing the involvement of local residents and normalizing the use of direct action.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by Steve McCullough Idle No More Rises to Defend Ancestral Lands—and the Planet

Bill McKibben   |   Jan 10, 2013

Bill McKibben on the tradition of environmental activism he’s seen among members of First Nations, and the unique role of the Idle No More movement in the fight against climate change.   MORE »



Photo by Caelie Frampton. Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water

Winona LaDuke   |   Jan 09, 2013

In an urgent pursuit for environmental justice and basic human rights, First Nations gather across North America under the banner of Idle No More.   MORE »



Photo by Caelie Frampton. Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America

Kristin Moe   |   Jan 09, 2013

Idle No More has organized the largest mass mobilizations of indigenous people in recent history. What sparked it off and what’s coming next?   MORE »



A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land”

Fran Korten   |   Jan 07, 2013

Chris Moore, who co-produced “Good Will Hunting,” has a new film starring Matt Damon as a corporate salesman trying to open up a small town to fracking. Here, YES! publisher Fran Korten gets Moore’s take on the ideas behind the film.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

6 Habits of Highly Empathetic People

Roman Krznaric   |   Jan 10, 2013

According to new research, empathy is a habit we can cultivate to improve the quality of our own lives. But what is empathy? And how can you expand your own empathetic potential?   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Why Post-Sandy America Needs State Banks More than Ever

Ellen Brown   |   Jan 07, 2013

If we the people want the sort of security in emergencies that is available to the owners of Wall Street banks, we need to own some banks ourselves.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Meet the Youngest Member of the Tiny House Movement

Jan 11, 2013

This 16-year-old is building himself a future free from mortgage payments, not to mention college accommodations that are a bit homier your average dorm room.   MORE »


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