How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Book Review: “A is for Activist” by Innosanto Nagara
by Corey Hillposted Nov 14, 2012
- From Activist to Zapatista, this “children’s book for the 99 percent” infuses the alphabet with the energy and consciousness of Occupy Wall Street.
Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo: Time to Stand Against Big Oil in the Arctic
by Kumi Naidooposted Nov 13, 2012
- Oil companies—and many of our political leaders—see melting sea ice as an opportunity to drill deeper. Fortunately, you don’t have to occupy an Arctic drilling platform to join the growing movement of people who are putting themselves on the line for our planet’s future.
Van Jones: In Obama Win, a Triumph of Community Organizing
by Van Jonesposted Nov 12, 2012
- Community organizers around the country worked overtime to hand the election to President Barack Obama. Now we need him to stand up for our values and vision.
New Ebay Contracts: What’s in the Fine Print?
by Signe Predmoreposted Nov 09, 2012
- Ebay’s new contracts require users to compose a letter and snail-mail it to them in order to retain the right to make legal claims against the site. Find out how, why, and what you can do about it.
McKibben Spearheads Plan to Hit Dirty Energy Where It Hurts
by Fabien Tepperposted Nov 09, 2012
- Could 350.org’s aggressive new strategy bring an end to global warming?
A Real World Plan for the President’s Second Term
by David Kortenposted Nov 08, 2012
- The pundits are right that Obama should work to bridge political divides. But he needs to reach out to the American people—not to the Republican Party.
Making It Count: Next Steps for the Minority Majority
by Rinku Senposted Nov 07, 2012
- Minorities around the country stood strong in the face of efforts to suppress their votes. Now that the election is over, what will happen to that energy and force?
Five Things to Watch for in Obama’s Second Term
by Fran Kortenposted Nov 07, 2012
- The devil’s in the details, but so are the angels. Here are five things on Obama’s agenda you’ll want to keep an eye on—and get active in, too.
It’s Not All Suppression: What We’re Doing Right at the Polls
by YES! Online Teamposted Nov 06, 2012
- In some places around the country, efforts to suppress the vote are being shot down. Read on to hear about the good news this election day, and check back later for updates.
Watch Democracy Now’s Election Coverage Here
posted Nov 06, 2012
- Beginning at 7:00 eastern standard time and continuing until 1 a.m., Democracy Now! will cover the election results live. Watch it here at YES!
Winona LaDuke: Why I’m Voting for Obama
by Winona LaDukeposted Nov 06, 2012
- First Nations author and activist Winona LaDuke ran for vice president twice on the Green Party ticket. Here’s why she’s supporting Barack Obama this time around.
Under Obama, Social Justice Campaigners Have Better Chances
by Mark Englerposted Nov 06, 2012
- Many of those who supported Barack Obama four years ago have been disappointed by his presidency. But recent history shows that campaigns for social justice do better under centrist presidents than under conservative ones.
Bill McKibben’s Math: Climate Change Hits Home (in a 22-City Tour)
by Phil Aroneanuposted Nov 05, 2012
- It shouldn't take a hurricane to blow open the debate about climate change. But Sandy might help 350.org prove what's at stake in a nationwide campaign to divest university endowments from the fossil fuel industry.
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day
by Frances Moore Lappé, Anna Lappéposted Nov 02, 2012
- Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.
12 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Vote
by Fran Korten, Doug Pibel, Paul Mozurposted Nov 02, 2012
- Election Day is right around the corner. Here are a dozen tips to make sure your vote is counted.