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"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off "It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagen
If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time
by Amy B. Dean
While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages? Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages?
by Michele Lent Hirsch
More than 3,000 of the world’s languages are at risk of dying out, but a new set of tools will help the linguists and advocates who defend them.
Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections
by Stephen Zunes
Will the people of Iran get the reforms they asked for in electing the moderate Hassan Rouhani? The answer depends partly on them, and partly on the United States.
Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement
by YES! online staff
Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus brings you into the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park in this new short film.
This Guy Moved Into His Parents’ House So a Homeless Family Could Live in His This Guy Moved Into His Parents’ House So a Homeless Family Could Live in His
by Chris Francis, Katrina Rabeler
Three extraordinary, everyday people who will make your day better.
5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive 5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive
by Brentin Mock
Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education
by Dan Marion
What I learned from saying what I really thought in the essay section of an important standardized test.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick Pearson
Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25” Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeney
A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
 What’s Next for Moral Mondays? What’s Next for Moral Mondays?
by Sue Sturgis
The movement to push back against North Carolina’s ultraconservative state legislature is in its 13th week, and still growing.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies “Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabeler
Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
“Stand Your Ground Isn’t What Put the Bullet in Trayvon”: Voices from Florida’s Occupied Capitol “Stand Your Ground Isn’t What Put the Bullet in Trayvon”: Voices from Florida’s Occupied Capitol
by James Trimarco
Daniel Agnew, Melanie Andrade, and Jabari Mickles are members of a group that occupied Florida’s capitol building after the Zimmerman acquittal.
Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour
by James Trimarco
The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing
by James Trimarco
For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
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