People Power

The Best Bills of 2011
by Progressive States Network
Dig beneath the gloom: 13 positive, progressive state bills that could turn things around in the years to come.
How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out
In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.
Join In: The People v. the Pipeline
Join us for a live Twitter chat at 8 p.m. EST with YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and others on the controversial tar sands pipeline and the mass civil disobedience kicking off next week to fight it.
Vincent Harding: Let Us Dance
by Vincent Harding
The civil rights leader’s reflections on his 80th birthday.
Keeping Faith With Peace
by Valerie Schloredt
On the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Jesuit Priest Bill Bichsel talks about why he went to prison for a future without nuclear weapons.
How The Impossible Becomes Ordinary
by Rebecca Solnit
Hope requires care and feeding. Rebecca Solnit on how she keeps it alive.
A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs
by Madhu Suri Prakash
After the death of his son, poet Javier Sicilia gave voice to the anguish of the Mexican people—and started a powerful movement of moral indignation against the senseless slaughter of the war on drugs.
The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation
by Stacy Mitchell
From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
Making Change Happen: A Three-Fold Strategy
by David Korten
To turn the human course, change the framing story, create a new reality, and change the rules.
Reinventing Cleveland
One of the poorest cities in the nation is reinvesting in itself with a model for a localized economy.
The Hour of Sunlight
From would-be terrorist to peace activist, Sami al Jundi tells the story of how prison changed his life.
Philadelphians Paint the Town
How art healed and united troubled communities in the City of Brotherly Love.
A Meditation on Revolution
by Bert Sacks
From Tel Aviv to Baghdad, a lifelong peace activist remembers why true transformation comes from the power of nonviolence.
Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight
by William Minter
New studies and successes show we have an opportunity to turn back this deadly epidemic.
“This Is What Hope Looks Like”
by Tim DeChristopher
During his sentencing, activist Tim DeChristopher had the opportunity to speak, at length, to the court. This is what he said.