Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith
by Kate MalongowskiJan 02, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.
The 12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build On in 2012
by Sarah van GelderDec 31, 2011
- 2011 was full of surprises, many of them the good kind. But which ones will matter in the coming year? Here's our pick of trends to watch.
5 Reasons to Serve
by Nipun MehtaDec 30, 2011
- What doing things for others does for ourselves.
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy LeissleDec 27, 2011
- Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
The Scientization of Politics
Dec 22, 2011
- How did climate science get so politicized—and what can we do about it? Climatologist Michael Mann responds in this TEDx talk.
I Will Be A Hummingbird
Dec 21, 2011
- Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai tells the beautiful tale of a hummingbird determined to save its home from a destructive forest fire. She reminds us that insurmountable odds shouldn't prevent us from trying our best.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadDec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Girl Scouts Take Aim at their Own Cookie Ingredients
by Jen HortonDec 20, 2011
- Two seventh-graders set out to save orangutans—and ended up changing the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
Re-Occupy: A Movement Seeks a Sanctuary
by Nathan SchneiderDec 19, 2011
- On occupying Trinity Church—and the Occupy movement's relationship with established institutions.
Cities Take Up the “Ban the Bag” Fight
by Rebecca LeisherDec 19, 2011
- Why new policies across the nation could mean the end of plastic bags.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli NaumanDec 19, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers
Dec 16, 2011
- A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen HortonDec 16, 2011
- A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Occupying the First Amendment
by Josh StearnsDec 15, 2011
- 220 years after the Bill of Rights, how we’re still fighting for free speech.
A Lesson in Love From the Protest at the Port
by Reverend John HelmiereDec 14, 2011
- A minister and occupier, beaten and arrested by police, on his continuing belief in the power of love.