People Power

350.org: Getting to Work in 2010
With a weak climate "agreement" coming out of Copenhagen, the 350.org campaign urges citizens to get to work in 2010—whether politicians are on board or not.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.
In America: Getting Beyond the Hate
by Sarah van Gelder
Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.
Solidarity as Economic System
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
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
by Charles John Pace
Poetry: yes, by Charles John Pace, with Note to Educators.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
by John Nichols
In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Across Race Lines
Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.