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Video: New Hampshire's Campaign to Make 2016 About Money in Politics
posted Jan 27, 2014
- At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle.
With Only Months to Live, This 17-Year-Old Inspired Millions with Music and Love
by YES! online staffposted Jan 24, 2014
- When he was just 14 years old, Zach Sobiech learned that he had only a few years to live. He decided to use that time creating beautiful music, and inspired a lot of people while doing so.
Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement
by Kristin Moeposted Jan 24, 2014
- From West Virginia to the Gulf Coast, residents of communities facing environmental problems are discovering that visual storytelling brings results. Their number-one tool is the humble smartphone.
Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement
by James Trimarcoposted Jan 23, 2014
- The issue of local food is more urgent when you're more than 2,400 miles away from the nearest continent.
Remember that Famous Study About Obedience to Authority? Here's How Stanley Milgram Got it Wrong
by Andy Lee Rothposted Jan 23, 2014
- According to conventional wisdom, psychologist Stanley Milgram's famous experiment revealed that human beings are hardwired to obey authority. But author Gina Perry looked at Milgram's data—and she's not convinced.
Be a Maptivist! (And 4 Other Tips to Unleash Your Inner Cartographer)
by Erika Lundahl, Rachael Stoeveposted Jan 23, 2014
- Feeling a little lost? Looking for some direction in your life? Here are five unconventional ways to help you get where you're going.
Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land
by Rachael Stoeveposted Jan 23, 2014
- Frances Shure is responsible for decisions over whether to let gas companies frack land that's been in her family for generations. The more she's learned about the process, the less willing she's been to say "yes."
India's Own "Occupy": How a New Political Party is Battling Corruption—and Winning
by Nathan Schneiderposted Jan 22, 2014
- A few months ago, India's Aam Aadmi Party was a curiosity; now, it’s a call for pro-democracy movements elsewhere to step up their game.
Portland's Food Truck Heaven: How a New Kind of Fast Food Brings Jobs, Flavor, and Walkability
by Abby Quillenposted Jan 17, 2014
- Immigrants and other restaurant workers get a way to rise in local economies. Communities get the best fast food they've ever had.
Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder
by YES! Editorsposted Jan 17, 2014
- How does the United States stack up against the European Union on food safety issues like GMOs, hormones, questionable chemicals, and other food additives?
Zapatista Communities Celebrate 20 Years of Self-Government
by Laura Carlsenposted Jan 17, 2014
- The Zapatistas are still running their own schools and hospitals, raising new generations, and carrying on a dialogue with the outside world that has enriched both sides.
How a Great Man Put Down His Guns: Martin Luther King's Path to Nonviolence
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Jan 16, 2014
- It took years of political evolution for King to understand nonviolence not merely as a moral force, but as an effective strategy for leveraging political change.
How Restorative Justice Changed This Colorado Cop's Views on Prison
by Molly Rowan Leachposted Jan 14, 2014
- In restorative justice, those who commit crimes have to face the consequences of their actions. After this Colorado policeman tried it out, he came to believe it's part of the answer to America's prison problem.
Video: An In-Depth Look at North Carolina's Progressive "Moral Mondays" Movement
by YES! online staffposted Jan 14, 2014
- Alarmed by the ultraconservative policies of their state government, North Carolina residents are taking to the streets to say that social justice is the moral way to go.
How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive
by Erin L. McCoyposted Jan 13, 2014
- Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.