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PEOPLE POWER

How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure.
Words That Inspire: Yes Words That Inspire: Yes
by Charles John Pace
Poetry: yes, by Charles John Pace, with Note to Educators.
Goodbye, Granny D Goodbye, Granny D
by Rob Richie
Remembering the inspiring life of Doris Haddock, a great-grandmother from New Hampshire who decided, at age 88, to take a stand (and a very long walk) to protect democracy.
Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society? Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society?
by Raúl Quiñones-Rosado
The U.S. Census and other institutions fail to recognize a unique Latino racial identity. If we are to have a future as a truly multiracial society, this has to change.
As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
by Jessica Camille Aguirre
Rural Bolivians—whose way of life may be an early casualty of a changing climate—want the rest of the world to reevaluate what it means to "vivir bien."
Rachel Corrie and the Image of Israel Rachel Corrie and the Image of Israel
by Neve Gordon
Commentary: What can we learn from Israel's response to the death of Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by a bulldozer while protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in the Gaza strip?
Majority Rule Majority Rule
by Alan Durning
How reforming the filibuster could pave the way to climate legislation, education funding, and more.
The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brown
The momentum toward creating state-owned banks is increasing as more states look for ways to bypass Wall Street, balance their budgets, and get local economies moving.
A Second Opinion on Health Care A Second Opinion on Health Care
by Ken Fabert
In medicine, it's a time-honored tactic to obtain a second opinion if the diagnosis is unclear or if the therapy isn't working. Physician Ken Fabert went to New Zealand to experience another possible way of providing health care to America's uninsured.
Iceland Busts the Banksters Iceland Busts the Banksters
by John Nichols
In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Across Race Lines Across Race Lines
Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
by Tanya Dawkins
The Center for Economic and Policy Research estimates that an FTT of only one-half of one percent would generate at least $60 billion to $100 billion dollars in the United States alone.
Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
Living in Borrowed Times Living in Borrowed Times
by Chuck Collins
In common security clubs around the country, participants wrestle with the questions: What does it mean to live in these “borrowed times?” How do we prepare ourselves and our communities for the economic transitions ahead?
The Oscar for Best Voting System Goes To... The Oscar for Best Voting System Goes To...
by Rob Richie
There's a new method for choosing Best Picture this year: instant runoff voting, a system that would also make political elections more fair.
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