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Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education
by Dan Marion
What I learned from saying what I really thought in the essay section of an important standardized test.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearson
Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25” Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeney
A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
 What’s Next for Moral Mondays? What’s Next for Moral Mondays?
by Sue Sturgis
The movement to push back against North Carolina’s ultraconservative state legislature is in its 13th week, and still growing.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies “Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabeler
Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
“Stand Your Ground Isn’t What Put the Bullet in Trayvon”: Voices from Florida’s Occupied Capitol “Stand Your Ground Isn’t What Put the Bullet in Trayvon”: Voices from Florida’s Occupied Capitol
by James Trimarco
Daniel Agnew, Melanie Andrade, and Jabari Mickles are members of a group that occupied Florida’s capitol building after the Zimmerman acquittal.
Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour
by James Trimarco
The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing
by James Trimarco
For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Sarah van Gelder
Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
by YES! online staff
Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
by Madhu Suri Prakash
The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.
How a Detroit Conference Is Shaping the Future of Feminism How a Detroit Conference Is Shaping the Future of Feminism
by Dani McClain
For a few short days at the Allied Media Conference, change makers immerse themselves in the world they’d like to live in.
Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers
by Amy B. Dean
The AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, is expanding its work online and off.
Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It
by Andrew Boyd
When pranksters and creative organizers create temporary utopias, the experience leaves us wanting more—and ready to work hard to get it.
What We Can Learn from America’s First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power What We Can Learn from America’s First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power
by Thom Hartmann
Before there was Citizens United, a modern Tea Party movement, or national momentum to ban corporate personhood, this 2003 article from the YES! archives showed that resistance to corporate power is just as patriotic as Boston’s original Tea Party.
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