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Is "Snowden Effect" Inspiring More Whistleblowers to Step Up? Is "Snowden Effect" Inspiring More Whistleblowers to Step Up?
by James Trimarco
For those in the intelligence community who want to come forward about government lawbreaking, Edward Snowden made it clear that they're not alone.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet its Real-Life, Climate-Defending, Disney-Dissenting Villains Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet its Real-Life, Climate-Defending, Disney-Dissenting Villains
by James Trimarco
When their name appeared in Joss Whedon's new TV show, the environmentalist group Rising Tide took to social media to fight back.
Detroit Bankrupt? Six Ways the Motor City Is Thriving Detroit Bankrupt? Six Ways the Motor City Is Thriving
by Larry Gabriel
National media accounts of Detroit's bankruptcy miss the growing industries, strong communities, and policy changes laying the foundation's for the city's recovery.
Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time
by Amy B. Dean
While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
How a Detroit Conference Is Shaping the Future of Feminism How a Detroit Conference Is Shaping the Future of Feminism
by Dani McClain
For a few short days at the Allied Media Conference, change makers immerse themselves in the world they’d like to live in.
Twitter Users Stand with Glenn Greenwald: Ten Funniest Tweets from #GGscandals Twitter Users Stand with Glenn Greenwald: Ten Funniest Tweets from #GGscandals
by James Trimarco
As NSA-reporting blogger Glenn Greenwald comes under fire from some media outlets, social media users show solidarity through absurd humor.
Click Here to Kick Glenn Beck Off the Air: Web Activism's Big Wins—and What to Do Next Click Here to Kick Glenn Beck Off the Air: Web Activism's Big Wins—and What to Do Next
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
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.
Thousands of Radio Stations Up for Grabs—One Could Be Yours Thousands of Radio Stations Up for Grabs—One Could Be Yours
by Jeff Rousset
This is the largest expansion of community radio in U.S. history. It’s also the biggest—and maybe the last—chance for grassroots groups to get on air.
Why the Future of Journalism Is in the Story of Solutions Why the Future of Journalism Is in the Story of Solutions
by Fran Korten
Taken all together, the practical actions YES! Magazine features reveal large societal shifts that hold the potential for a better world.
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times? Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staff
A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act
by Frances Moore Lappé
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.
Live from Denver: The Fight for a Stronger Media Live from Denver: The Fight for a Stronger Media
A contingent from YES! is in Denver this week for the National Conference for Media Reform, where we’ll be hosting a panel on solutions journalism. Check out the conference’s livestream here.
Donald Trump Picks the Wrong Scottish Farmers to Brawl With Donald Trump Picks the Wrong Scottish Farmers to Brawl With
by Chris Francis
When Donald Trump tried to develop a stretch of pristine Scottish seaside into a golf course, the feisty local community pushed back. A new documentary film tells the story.
Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet? Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet?
by Sarah van Gelder
Video: At TEDx, YES! magazine editor Sarah van Gelder discusses the “mean world syndrome” caused by excessively negative news coverage, and describes how solutions journalism creates a more balanced—and hopeful—point of view.
Remembering Aaron Swartz, “Alpha Geek” and Defender of Online Freedom Remembering Aaron Swartz, “Alpha Geek” and Defender of Online Freedom
by Micah L. Sifry
Aaron Swartz took his own life at the age of 26, after years of legal trouble over academic articles he downloaded and intended to share. He leaves behind a legacy of thinking about the power of the internet to shape our political lives.
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