How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
How Bike Friendly Cities Beat the Opposition and Became the New Normal
by Jay Walljasperposted Jun 13, 2013
- Now that all the debate about whether bike lanes are OK seems to be (mostly) over, cities around the country are enjoying their benefits.
Climate Change Is Happening but We Can Meet the Challenge
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 13, 2013
- It can be hard for youth to deal with the overwhelming effects of climate change. But, by taking action, we can erode the hold that oil, fracking, and coal has on people and the environment.
Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United
by James Trimarcoposted Jun 11, 2013
- Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
What’s Love Got to Do with the Apocalypse? We Asked This Group of Young Leaders
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 10, 2013
- On life, leadership, and the future in an age of catastrophic change.
David Korten on “Walking Away from the King”
by YES! online staffposted Jun 07, 2013
- In this clip from the film Money and Life, thinker David Korten explains why those who hold power in our society depend on our consent, and why we must act together if we want things to change.
Occupied Istanbul: Scenes from the Front Lines
by Fabien Tepperposted Jun 07, 2013
- Thousands of people are sleeping in a public park to protest the actions of the Turkish government. Check out this photo essay for a view of daily life, music, and politics inside Turkey’s homegrown occupation.
Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto
by Jeff Biggersposted Jun 06, 2013
- In a statement, ecologist Sandra Steingraber denounced Illinois’ new fracking regulations and described the need for a movement dedicated to abolishing fracking nationwide.
YES! Magazine Wins Top Award in Independent Media
posted Jun 05, 2013
- 2013 Utne Media Award is a win for solutions journalism.
Why the Future of Journalism Is in the Story of Solutions
by Fran Kortenposted Jun 03, 2013
- Taken all together, the practical actions YES! Magazine features reveal large societal shifts that hold the potential for a better world.
Better than Cyber Utopia: How the Internet Helped Us Create the Sharing Economy
by Neal Gorenfloposted Jun 03, 2013
- Back in the ’90s, people thought the Internet was going to open up a zone of perfect cyber-freedom. It didn’t work out that way. But the Internet’s real significance may be found elsewhere: in a growing sector of the economy based around peer-to-peer sharing networks.
Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer” Reminds Us to Cherish Freedom of Spirit—Not Just Speech
by Christa Hillstromposted May 31, 2013
- What we still have to learn from the world’s favorite riot grrrls.
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
by Robert Jensenposted May 24, 2013
- Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.
March Against Monsanto: Saturday’s Fight for Food Freedom Spreads to 36 Countries
by Ken Butiganposted May 23, 2013
- This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
by Kristin Moeposted May 23, 2013
- Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World
by Valerie Schloredtposted May 21, 2013
- “Band of Sisters” shows why a humble group of women fell under Vatican investigation for seeing the causes—not just the symptoms—of injustice.