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What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster? What Are People Doing About the Gulf Disaster?
by Sarah van Gelder
In the last week, anger at the BP oil disaster has turned into action.
Fixing Planet Earth: A Not-So-Modest Proposal Fixing Planet Earth: A Not-So-Modest Proposal
by Michael N. Nagler
Only a nonviolent revolution, like the one led by Gandhi, can meet the challenge of the climate crisis.
Ending the Mexican Drug War: An Activist’s Advice Ending the Mexican Drug War: An Activist’s Advice
by Erich Moncada
Fighting rampant corruption with citizen action—in Mexico and the U.S.—is the key to peace.
Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution
by Beverly Bell
Haiti's strong peasant movement is calling for policies and programs that can help restore the land and protect small-scale sustainable agricultural production from agribusiness.
John Francis: Walking Away From Oil John Francis: Walking Away From Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
When an oil spill coated birds in San Francisco Bay 40 years ago, he quit driving. Then he quit speaking. Madeline Ostrander asked him what he learned in that process that can help us deal with the BP oil spill.
Perseverance—a Life-Saving Skill for This Time Perseverance—a Life-Saving Skill for This Time
by Margaret Wheatley
Margaret Wheatley asks: “How do we keep going, remain grounded and steadfast? How do we become people who can persevere?” in this first of a series of posts on the essential skill of persevering.
River Rescue: Citizen Riverkeepers Protect Their Waters River Rescue: Citizen Riverkeepers Protect Their Waters
by Elizabeth Grossman
Who protects the public's right to clean, accessible waterways? We do.
Protecting our Water Commons: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. Protecting our Water Commons: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.
by Sarah van Gelder
We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.
The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement
by Kety Esquivel
Arizona's new immigration law has awakened a sleeping giant.
Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street
by John Cavanagh
To curb Wall Street's power, we need to get our own government back on our side.
Getting a Grip 2 Getting a Grip 2
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé speaks about her new book to a group of YES! Magazine staff and friends at the home of David and Fran Korten, April 2010.
Brower Youth Award Winner Diana Lopez Brower Youth Award Winner Diana Lopez
Diana Lopez, 21, earned a Brower Youth Award for transforming an old San Antonio, Texas, bar into a community garden.
In India, Fake Money Is Payback In India, Fake Money Is Payback
by Jeff Raderstrong
India's Zero Rupee note fights corruption.
A Personal Invitation to the US Social Forum A Personal Invitation to the US Social Forum
by Adrienne Maree Brown
The national coordinator of the US Social Forum, Adrienne Maree Brown offers her brief, heartfelt list of reasons to come to Detroit to participate in the 2010 USSF.
Winning the Frame Game Winning the Frame Game
by Fran Korten
As our society approaches major transitions ahead, we may welcome or resist the changes … How we react will rest partly on how we frame those changes.
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