Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
by YES! online staffJul 12, 2013
- Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
by Madhu Suri PrakashJul 12, 2013
- The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.
Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers
by Amy B. DeanJul 08, 2013
- The AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, is expanding its work online and off.
Click Here to Kick Glenn Beck Off the Air: Web Activism's Big Wins—and What to Do Next
by Mark Engler, Paul EnglerJun 21, 2013
- It was online campaigning that got Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck's shows canceled. But the real power of Internet activism is what happens after we step away from the screen.
How Bike Friendly Cities Beat the Opposition and Became the New Normal
by Jay WalljasperJun 13, 2013
- Now that all the debate about whether bike lanes are OK seems to be (mostly) over, cities around the country are enjoying their benefits.
Climate Change Is Happening but We Can Meet the Challenge
by Sarah van GelderJun 13, 2013
- It can be hard for youth to deal with the overwhelming effects of climate change. But, by taking action, we can erode the hold that oil, fracking, and coal has on people and the environment.
What’s Love Got to Do with the Apocalypse? We Asked This Group of Young Leaders
by Sarah van GelderJun 10, 2013
- On life, leadership, and the future in an age of catastrophic change.
David Korten on “Walking Away from the King”
by YES! online staffJun 07, 2013
- In this clip from the film Money and Life, thinker David Korten explains why those who hold power in our society depend on our consent, and why we must act together if we want things to change.
Occupied Istanbul: Scenes from the Front Lines
by Fabien TepperJun 07, 2013
- Thousands of people are sleeping in a public park to protest the actions of the Turkish government. Check out this photo essay for a view of daily life, music, and politics inside Turkey’s homegrown occupation.
Better than Cyber Utopia: How the Internet Helped Us Create the Sharing Economy
by Neal GorenfloJun 03, 2013
- Back in the ’90s, people thought the Internet was going to open up a zone of perfect cyber-freedom. It didn’t work out that way. But the Internet’s real significance may be found elsewhere: in a growing sector of the economy based around peer-to-peer sharing networks.
Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer” Reminds Us to Cherish Freedom of Spirit—Not Just Speech
by Christa HillstromMay 31, 2013
- What we still have to learn from the world’s favorite riot grrrls.
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
by Robert JensenMay 24, 2013
- Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
by Kristin MoeMay 23, 2013
- Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha!
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 16, 2013
- In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act
by Frances Moore LappeMay 10, 2013
- Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it's the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness.