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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.
Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free
by Chris Francisposted May 20, 2013
- Georgia is one of three states that exclude undocumented students from full access to higher education. "Freedom University" operates on the principle that “you can stop me from going to a UGA classroom, but you can’t stop a UGA professor from teaching me.”
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staffposted May 16, 2013
- A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha!
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted May 16, 2013
- In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination?
by Peter Pearsallposted May 15, 2013
- As oil and gas get harder to find, the industry is drilling in suburbia—and the neighbors aren’t pleased.
The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits?
by Shannon Hayesposted May 14, 2013
- There’s nothing like talk of “government handouts” to get people upset. But when it comes to farm bill, the real culprits might not be who you think they are.
Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act
by Frances Moore Lappéposted May 10, 2013
- Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it's the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness.
Marriage Equality Victories Show How Change Happens, One Step at a Time
by Gar Alperovitzposted May 09, 2013
- Before 2004, no state allowed same-sex marriage. Today, it's legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia. If you want to see how political progress is made, look to the local level.