Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
by Dean Patonposted Aug 28, 2014
- 47 million Americans live beneath the official poverty line, under a daily judgment of failure. The question today is: Whose failure?
The Faces Behind the Fight for $15 an Hour
by Betty Udesenposted Aug 28, 2014
- For low-wage workers, Seattle's minimum wage increase means a chance to go to college, pay the rent, and visit the dentist.
$15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country’s Wage Revolution
by David "Goldy" Goldsteinposted Aug 28, 2014
- Seattle's path to a $15 minimum wage is a winding tale of effective organizing, smart messaging, and blind dumb luck. It is also a roadmap for bypassing partisan gridlock—one city at a time.
If Unions Are Breaking Automakers, Why Are BMW and Mercedes So Rich?
by Thom Hartmannposted Aug 28, 2014
- In Germany, auto workers get paid well and their companies still profit. Author Thom Hartmann on why living wages and corporate success don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Where Does All the Trash from Dollywood Go? To One of the World's Best Composting Facilities
by Erin L. McCoyposted Aug 27, 2014
- Sevier County, Tenn., diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time.
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
by Mari Margilposted Aug 27, 2014
- Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Shaken by Violence, Ferguson Residents Gather to Talk and Heal
by Molly Ruskposted Aug 26, 2014
- At the local farmers market, Ferguson residents find a safe place to deal with the trauma of Michael Brown's death.
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
by Jim Shultzposted Aug 26, 2014
- Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
by Liz Pleasantposted Aug 26, 2014
- Teachers and educators collect ideas and resources for how to talk about Ferguson with students of all ages.
What Battlestar Galactica Can Teach Us About the Militarization of Police
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Aug 22, 2014
- “There’s a reason you separate the military and the police. One fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre Smithposted Aug 22, 2014
- The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 21, 2014
- No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.
America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality
posted Aug 21, 2014
- How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
by Dean Patonposted Aug 21, 2014
- Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
posted Aug 21, 2014
- What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.