How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
An Agenda That Puts People First
posted Jul 29, 2008
- During an election season, we often step back and allow the candidates to set the agenda. But that agenda may be more about polarizing us and getting them elected than about the real changes we need. Here’s an agenda based on the realities facing Americans, and what we want for our families, communities, and country.
Seeing Red, Feeling Blue in Purple America
by David Sirotaposted Jul 29, 2008
- Americans are under increasing economic pressure, and many feel powerless to do anything about it. David Sirota travels coast to coast and finds the people who know the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction--and are joining a populist uprising to turn it around
Politics That Break Through
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jul 29, 2008
- Letter from the Editor on Fall 2008 issue.
The Inuit of Nunavut :: Photo Essay
by John Hasynposted Jul 29, 2008
- John Hasyn's photo essay on daily life among the Inuit of Nunavut, in northern Canada.
5 Ways to Make History
by Fran Kortenposted Jul 02, 2008
- Elections aren’t until November. But the heart of the process is going on right now. Here are my top 5 ideas for making a difference—and staying sane—in the coming months.
This Brave Nation Series:
posted Jun 23, 2008
- A remarkable series co-produced by The Nation magazine and Brave New Foundation, which brings together inspiring activists from different movements and generations, to discuss their ideas, ideals, and approaches to changing the world.
Carl Pope & Van Jones
by Van Jones, Carl Popeposted Jun 09, 2008
- Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss Environmentalism, New Media, Civil Rights, the Economy
DIY Foreign Policy Heroes
posted Jun 06, 2008
- Think foreign policy is just for politicians? These people can change your mind.
How to Join the Family of Nations
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 22, 2008
- Nearly two out of three Americans believe U.S. relations with the rest of the world are on the wrong track. That doesn’t have to be bad news, though. The Summer 2008 issue of YES! shows the people turning that around: voting for peace in their city or town, supporting Iraq veterans, and starting conversations with your neighbors about how to create a just world.
From the Publisher :: America Can Change
by Fran Kortenposted May 22, 2008
- With enough citizen understanding and action, America can change. Were you one of the millions deeply moved by Barack Obama’s March 18 speech from Philadelphia? He supported his optimism with a fierce faith in this country, saying “What we know, what we have seen, is that America can change—that is the true genius of this nation.”
YES! Film Picks: Making Whiteness Visible
by Carol Estesposted May 22, 2008
- Maddening and motivating independent films: Mirrors of Privilege, Abel Raises Cain and Pilgrimage.
People We Love :: Ava Lowery
posted May 22, 2008
- Ava Lowery launched peacetakescourage.com, a website showcasing her homemade antiwar videos.
Signs of Life :: Corporations
by Margit Christenson, Madeline Ostranderposted May 22, 2008
- Towns Rein in Corporate Power; Exxon Faces Court Challenges
Signs of Life :: Elections
by Noah Grantposted May 22, 2008
- States Back the Popular Vote
Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector
posted May 22, 2008
- The Sutras of Abu Ghraib is the story of Aidan Delgado’s journey towards conscientious objector status. This excerpt is a meditation on how easy it is to distance ourselves from the devastation of war-making.