People Power

When Crop Mobs Take Over
by Tina Chadwick
In Atlanta, city slickers have found a way to give back to the farms that feed them.
The Road to Real Health
by John de Graaf
Health care's just part of the picture. Five policies that would be good for our health, happiness, and wallets.
In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy
by Sue Sturgis
A Kentucky power cooperative had plans to burn more coal. Local residents instead demanded cleaner energy and greater efficiency—and won.
A Sit-In Success Story
by Micah Uetricht
Parents in a low-income Chicago neighborhood endured a 43-day sit-in to get a library for their children.
Signs of Life :: Winter 2011
Small stories about big change.
Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue
by Sarah van Gelder
The YES! editorial team is hard at work on our spring issue about animals. Here’s an advance look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
Legal Pros Say No to Citizens United
by Jeffrey D. Clements and Ben T. Clements
Experts call for Constitutional amendment to take back democracy from corporations.
Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling
by Mari Margil, Ben Price
A historic new ordinance bans natural gas drilling while elevating community decision making and the rights of nature over the “rights” associated with corporate personhood.
Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power
by Madeline Ostrander, Doug Pibel
The U.S. moves toward a tipping point for solar energy.
Restaurants, Counties, Colleges Promote Tap Water
by Tiffany Ran
Tap into the movement that is doing away with bottled water.
Boat-to-Table Fishing CSAs Catching On
by Ellen Tyler, Daniel Fireside
Do you know who your fisherman is?
Why I Have Hope for Haiti
by Beverly Bell
When people ask me, as they do all the time, “Is there any cause for hope in Haiti?” I answer yes.
Life After Lula
by Kenneth Rapoza
Meet Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first woman president.
Rocking The Cynical World
by Madeline Ostrander
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck–and his own fans.
7 Ways to Transform Banking
by Fran Korten
Each of us can help build a resilient financial system that will serve real people in real communities.