People Power

5 Acts of Creative Disruption
by Ayla Harbin, Christa Hillstrom
Video: From mic checks in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to flash mobs at Target, expressing dissent has never been more colorful.
My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Why are my prices higher than those at the supermarket? Glad you asked.
Curriculum & Resources: No History is Illegal
On February 1, 2012 Teacher Activist Groups launched a month of solidarity teach-ins in support of Tucson's Mexican American Studies (MAS) program. On the No History is Illegal website they offer a guide that includes sample lesson plans from the MAS curriculum as well as creative ideas and resources for exploring this issue with students.
Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteer Firefighter Mark Bezos reminds us that heroism starts with everyday acts of kindness.
How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
Alison Smith: Elections Money Can’t Buy
by Paul Loeb
The YES! Breakthrough 15: How a quiet, stay-at-home mom became a clean-elections champion.
New York’s Little Revolution
by Ellen Cantarow
How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.
The State of the 99 Percent
by Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh
The Occupy movement is clearly affecting political rhetoric ... but what about real action?
A Jump Start for the Clean Economy
by Maria Gallucci
A little-known source of clean energy funding could prove a crucial job-creation engine in the states.
Deb Richter: A Cure for Broken Health Care
by Daniel Fireside
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Meet the doctor who uprooted her life to bring universal health care to Vermont.
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike Wold
We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Live Coverage of Inauguration from Democracy Now!
by YES! online staff
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern standard time and continuing until 1 p.m., Democracy Now! will cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watch it here at YES!
Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable
by Sarah van Gelder
7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.
How the Pipeline Died—And How to Bury It For Good
by Jamie Henn
The inside story: Grassroots strategies paid off for the climate movement in a big way.
The Internet on Strike
by Brooke Jarvis
What happened when major sites went on strike to offer a taste of a censored Internet.