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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.
A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land” A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land”
by Fran Korten
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? Why Won’t the Wall Street Journal Cover the Cooperative Economy?
by Gar Alperovitz, Keane Bhatt
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 In Hurricane Sandy Relief, a Reminder of Occupy’s Original Spirit
by Jeffrey Lawrence, Luis Moreno-Caballud
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 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.
What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students? What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students?
by Polina Marinova
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 Canada’s Music of Protest
by Ian MacKenzie
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 Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark Engler
Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
No News is Bad News for Nonprofit Journalism No News is Bad News for Nonprofit Journalism
by Josh Stearns
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? Who Really Gets Burned With Tort Reform?
by Doug Pibel
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 Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
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