In Review :: Who Speaks for Islam?
by Jamal RahmanOct 31, 2008
- Since 9/11, voices on all sides have expressed shrill opinions about the Muslim World that Islamic sages might describe as "all fireworks and little light." Who Speaks for Islam? contributes real data to clear away misunderstandings and challenge stereotypes.
People We Love :: Matthew LaClair
by Noah GrantOct 31, 2008
- When his 11th-grade history teacher told the class that they would go to hell if they rejected God's salvation, Matthew LaClair thought the remarks crossed a line.
Signs of Life :: Iraq's Nonviolence Activism
by Kristin CarlsenOct 31, 2008
- More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in a Week of Nonviolence, aimed at reducing violence in the January 2009 provincial elections.
Having a Voice Makes People Happy
by Frances Moore LappeOct 31, 2008
- Most human beings are not couch potatoes and whiners. We are doers and creators. In fact, humans need to 'make a dent.'
by Jing FongOct 26, 2008
- Six Steps to Speaking Up Against Everyday Bigotry Teaching Tolerance's Speak Up! initiative helps individuals stand up to everyday prejudice. Learn not only about injustice, but how to stand up to it.
12 Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote ::
by Fran KortenOct 22, 2008
- Recommendations of simple ways you can protect your own vote, and the fairness of the system: download a PDF of the YES! Checklist for a Fair Election - 12 Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote.
Don’t Ignore the Constitution During Election
by Kathleen TaylorOct 21, 2008
- This election season is an opportunity to think about what the Constitution has given us, as well as what we ourselves can do to make sure it survives—not just in letter, but in spirit.
Project Censored 2009
by Kate SimsOct 01, 2008
- Project Censored seeks out the most undercovered stories of the year. In their 2009 edition, they salute YES! as "the standard" for positive stories about change. Here's an excerpt.
John Legend on the Elections
by John LegendSep 10, 2008
- Musician John Legend encourages youth to make value-based decisions before casting their presidential vote.
Connect and Engage: Elections
by Jing FongSep 09, 2008
- Use this election season to hone your students' skills in media literacy, deciphering political cartoons, and evaluating candidate voting records.
Debate Watching 101
by League of Women VotersSep 09, 2008
- The League of Women Voters’ Debate Watching Tools include Debate Watching 101, How to Judge a Candidate, and a candidate scorecard. Watching a debate is more exciting as a group. So, gather your students and be part of history!
The Power of Youth
by Heather BoxSep 09, 2008
- League of Young Voters' Heather Boxer is a huge believer in the right and responsibility to vote—and the power of young people to change this country. This is Heather's story.
Social Change not Climate Change
by Juliette BeckAug 14, 2008
- Activists and communities in the United Kingdom—where over two hundred years ago, the first lumps of coal were burnt to power the industrial revolution—are igniting a historic revolution of their own. Last week, over 1500 people from all walks of life converged in the Kent countryside, just one-hour southeast of London by train, to rally against climate change in a demonstration of collective, sustainable living and creative direct action.
First Anniversary of the U.S. Social Forum
by Alice LovelaceAug 14, 2008
- Just over a year ago on June 27 to July 1, 2007, on a hot Atlanta summer week, we were making history at the first-ever US Social Forum (USSF)! We brought together more than 12,000 people from 64 countries and diverse sectors from all over the U.S. and various Indigenous Nations to declare that “Another World is Possible” and that “Another US is Necessary!”
Our Own Agenda :: Immigration
by Sarah van GelderAug 11, 2008
- Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to war. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda most of us can agree on—whether we think of ourselves as red, blue, or some other political color.