People Power

A Lesson in Love From the Protest at the Port
by Reverend John Helmiere
A minister and occupier, beaten and arrested by police, on his continuing belief in the power of love.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostrander
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power
by Madeline Ostrander
After another disappointing round of UN negotiations, climate justice activists have a new strategy.
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Occupy Moves to the Home Front
by Nathan Schneider
Why the attempt to take on foreclosures directly is our clearest glimpse yet of what Occupy Phase II will look like.
From the Farm to the Occupation
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes on taking farm politics to Occupy Wall Street...and talking about the politics of Occupy in her farming community.
Why We Occupy: The Declaration of Occupy D.C.
Some complain that they don’t know why the occupiers are upset. In this declaration, adopted by consensus, Occupy D.C. clears up the mystery.
L.A. and Occupy L.A. Agree: It’s Time to End Corporate Personhood
by Brooke Jarvis
What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.
Will Allen: Growing Justice in Food Deserts
by Doug Pibel
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Creating access to affordable fresh food in low-income neighborhoods.
Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong
Does Occupy Wall Street highlight the failures of traditional Econ 101? These economists think so.
We the People vs. Wall Street
by Sarah van Gelder
The YES! Magazine editors are planning a new issue focused on practical ways to counter the power of corporations and Wall Street. Can you help?
NYC Gives Citizens a Say in the Budget
by Kate Malongowski
What if you could weigh in on how your city’s money is spent? In some districts of New York City, you can.
Jobs Not Cuts: UK Strikes Against Austerity
by Ari Berman
In Britain, two million public sector workers launched the largest strike in three decades.
Wes Jackson: A Perennial Revolution in Agriculture
by Ken Meter
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Revolutionizing agriculture with crops that grow like a prairie.
Meet 15 Extraordinary People Transforming the Way We Live
by Madeline Ostrander
The YES! Breakthrough 15: The justice warriors, eco-innovators, happiness architects, and change artists who are shattering our sense of powerlessness.