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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.
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics “Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
by Lisa Graves
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? How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
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 #BarackTalk: The People’s Take on the State of the Union
by YES! online staff
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.
The People’s Media The People’s Media
by Joseph Torres
Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
Video: Why we must fight for our online rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
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