Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet?
by Sarah van GelderFeb 10, 2013
- 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
by Micah L. SifryJan 17, 2013
- 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.
A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land”
by Fran KortenJan 07, 2013
- Chris Moore, who co-produced “Good Will Hunting,” has a new film starring Matt Damon as a corporate salesman trying to open up a small town to fracking. Here, YES! publisher Fran Korten gets Moore’s take on the ideas behind the film.
Why Won’t the Wall Street Journal Cover the Cooperative Economy?
by Gar Alperovitz, Keane BhattDec 20, 2012
- Cooperative businesses are proliferating quickly, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the Wall Street Journal.
In Hurricane Sandy Relief, a Reminder of Occupy’s Original Spirit
by Jeffrey Lawrence, Luis Moreno-CaballudNov 28, 2012
- Commentators in the mainstream media have said the effective hurricane relief accomplished by Occupy Sandy represents a new direction in the movement. In fact, nothing could be closer to its founding ideas and actions.
Infographic: Occupy Movement Bears Fruit
Sep 17, 2012
- 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.
What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students?
by Polina MarinovaAug 31, 2012
- The student-run newspaper serving the University of Georgia, of course. When the board tried to take over editorial control, the student staff walked out in a final effort to make their voices heard.
Canada’s Music of Protest
by Ian MacKenzieJun 07, 2012
- All over Canada, protesters in solidarity with the students of Quebec are making noise with their pots, pans, and conversations about the society they want.
Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark EnglerMay 29, 2012
- Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
No News is Bad News for Nonprofit Journalism
by Josh StearnsMay 03, 2012
- Nonprofit news organizations are winning awards and covering issues mainstream media doesn’t, so why is the IRS clamping down on nonprofit media?
Who Really Gets Burned With Tort Reform?
by Doug PibelMar 23, 2012
- It’s not about protecting ordinary people. It’s about the profits of the people and corporations who cause injuries.
Art on the Edge of Law
Mar 22, 2012
- Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
by Lisa GravesMar 19, 2012
- For years, corporations have been peddling myths to rally us behind their interests. Here are three things everyone “knows,” and why they're wrong.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
Feb 27, 2012
- Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
#BarackTalk: The People’s Take on the State of the Union
by YES! online staffFeb 12, 2012
- From 5:00 to 10:00 EST, a diverse group of students, environmentalists, activists, and community members will present their own take on the state of the union, and then respond to the president’s speech.