How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color
posted Mar 26, 2010
- Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure.
Words That Inspire: Yes
by Charles John Paceposted Mar 26, 2010
- Poetry: yes, by Charles John Pace, with Note to Educators.
Goodbye, Granny D
by Rob Richieposted Mar 22, 2010
- 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?
by Raúl Quiñones-Rosadoposted Mar 22, 2010
- 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
by Jessica Camille Aguirreposted Mar 18, 2010
- 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
by Neve Gordonposted Mar 18, 2010
- 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?
by Alan Durningposted Mar 18, 2010
- How reforming the filibuster could pave the way to climate legislation, education funding, and more.
The Growing Movement for Publicly Owned Banks
by Ellen Brownposted Mar 17, 2010
- 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
by Ken Fabertposted Mar 15, 2010
- 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
by John Nicholsposted Mar 10, 2010
- In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Across Race Lines
posted Mar 09, 2010
- Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Financial Transactions Tax: A Little Tax on the Big Casino
by Tanya Dawkinsposted Mar 09, 2010
- 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
by Beverly Bellposted Mar 08, 2010
- 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
by Chuck Collinsposted Mar 05, 2010
- 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...
by Rob Richieposted Mar 05, 2010
- There's a new method for choosing Best Picture this year: instant runoff voting, a system that would also make political elections more fair.