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Making It Count: Next Steps for the Minority Majority Making It Count: Next Steps for the Minority Majority
by Rinku Sen
Minorities around the country stood strong in the face of efforts to suppress their votes. Now that the election is over, what will happen to that energy and force?
Five Things to Watch for in Obama’s Second Term Five Things to Watch for in Obama’s Second Term
by Fran Korten
The devil’s in the details, but so are the angels. Here are five things on Obama’s agenda you’ll want to keep an eye on—and get active in, too.
Under Obama, Social Justice Campaigners Have Better Chances Under Obama, Social Justice Campaigners Have Better Chances
by Mark Engler
Many of those who supported Barack Obama four years ago have been disappointed by his presidency. But recent history shows that campaigns for social justice do better under centrist presidents than under conservative ones.
Occupy Wall Street’s Next Move: Bailing Out the People, One at a Time Occupy Wall Street’s Next Move: Bailing Out the People, One at a Time
by Yates McKee
The debt resisters of Occupy Wall Street mobilize arts, education, and media for a “People’s Bailout.”
The City is Our Canvas: A Bay Area Tour, in Murals The City is Our Canvas: A Bay Area Tour, in Murals
From the alleys of San Francisco to the streets of West Oakland, murals are cropping up throughout the Bay Area with themes as diverse as the artists who paint them.
Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee
by YES! online team
Tonight, Strike Debt brings you the Rolling Jubilee, a bailout for the 99 percent. Watch the NYC event live with us to see Occupy buy up your debt—and then abolish it.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garza
How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It” Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You” Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredt
Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
The Rain on Our Parade: 
A Letter to My Dismal Allies The Rain on Our Parade: 
A Letter to My Dismal Allies
by Rebecca Solnit
Can lefty perfectionists ever be satisfied?
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight? Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura Moye
What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
Occupy at One Appears Restless, Transformed Occupy at One Appears Restless, Transformed
by Sarah Jaffe
The events of September 17, 2012, showed an Occupy Movement full of new ideas and unwilling to rest on its laurels.
How Do You Measure a Dream? How Do You Measure a Dream?
by Marina Sitrin
One year later, Marina Sitrin looks back on the Occupy movement, not as a list of victories and failures, but as a growing fabric of empowered voices.
Infographic: Occupy Movement Bears Fruit Infographic: Occupy Movement Bears Fruit
On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we gathered together just a few of the most vibrant projects taking place under the movement’s banner and put them in a visual format.
Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit provides an inspiring panorama of triumphs that Occupiers helped achieve in just one short year. She urges us to stay in it for the long haul.
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