People Power

Occupy: The National Gathering
by Jake Blumgart
Occupiers from around the country will gather to discuss the future of the movement. What's at stake?
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070
by B. Loewe
Beyond the Supreme Court: For immigrant communities in Arizona and beyond, the struggle against draconian laws begins at home.
Elinor Ostrom’s Parting Advice to Rio+20
by Elinor Ostrom
The late Nobel prize winner warned against a too-rigid international structure to solve climate change.
Rio+20: A Defining Choice
by David Korten
How can we create an economy that serves the health and well-being of both people and the planet? Follow the Earth’s lead.
10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit
by Janet Redman
Will we turn environmental protection into a game of profit? What you need to know about the global gathering.
Redefining Radical: Catholic Nuns Vs. the Vatican
by Mark Engler
Chastised for sticking up for social justice, a group of nuns is pushing back against the Vatican.
Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelder
While Wall Street players used home finance to make mega-profits for the 1 percent, local banks and community land trusts got people into decent, secure, affordable homes.
Wisconsin’s Uprising: It’s Not Over
by Andy Kroll
The recall failed. So what’s next for the Cheddar Revolution?
Photos from YES! Magazine's 2nd Annual Celebration of People Power
On Wednesday, Alice Walker, Frances Moore Lappé, Makana, and Puanani Burgess joined hundreds of YES! readers in Seattle to celebrate our power to build the world we want. Here are a few photos from that incredible evening.
Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran Korten
Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.
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.
World to Wisconsin: We’re With You
Activists around the world sent statements of solidarity to Wisconsin's protesters.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Rowe
Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
Dear Bank of America, We’re Not Leaving Our Homes
by Amy B. Dean
The fight against unjust evictions just got fiercer as the national Occupy movement joins forces with community anti-foreclosure groups.