How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land”
by Fran Kortenposted Jan 07, 2013
- Chris Moore, who co-produced “Good Will Hunting,” has a new film starring Matt Damon as a corporate salesman trying to open up a small town to fracking. Here, YES! publisher Fran Korten gets Moore’s take on the ideas behind the film.
Why Post-Sandy America Needs State Banks More than Ever
by Ellen Brownposted Jan 07, 2013
- If we the people want the sort of security in emergencies that is available to the owners of Wall Street banks, we need to own some banks ourselves.
Remembering Rebecca Tarbotton
by Tina Gerhardtposted Jan 02, 2013
- A tribute to the beloved environmentalist, human right activist, and executive director of the Rainforest Action Network.
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jan 02, 2013
- 2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.
Dirty, Pricey, and Obsolete: Why Desalination Is Not Worth Its Salt
by Adam Scowposted Dec 27, 2012
- Efforts to curb the consumption of water are getting great results and making expensive desalination plants obsolete.
In Wake of Factory Fire, U.S. Labor Groups Attempt Blockade of Walmart Imports
by Olivia Rosaneposted Dec 20, 2012
- A fire that killed 112 workers in a Bangladeshi factory that supplies goods to Walmart has inspired the next wave of actions demanding justice for workers along the company’s supply chain.
Why Won’t the Wall Street Journal Cover the Cooperative Economy?
by Gar Alperovitz, Keane Bhattposted Dec 20, 2012
- Cooperative businesses are proliferating quickly, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the Wall Street Journal.
No Room at the Inn? How Occupy Won Over Religion
by Nathan Schneiderposted Dec 20, 2012
- Religion is the means by which many imagine and work for a world more just than this one. Last year, Wall Street’s Trinity Church refused to shelter the movement; this year, churches and Occupiers are sharing a very different kind of Advent season.
Can a People’s Movement Ground U.S. Drones?
by Stuart Glascockposted Dec 18, 2012
- Book Review: Killing by remote control is no game, peace activist Medea Benjamin argues in “Drone Warfare.” We know that drones kill civilians and inflame hatred against the United States—but can we stop them?
Why Curbing the Climate Crisis Will Take More Than Summits and Divestment
by Jim Shultzposted Dec 14, 2012
- Targeting the fossil fuel industry is essential, but divestment as the target for action raises the same question as global summitry does: Is it enough?
The “People’s Bailout” Was Just the Beginning: What’s Next for Strike Debt?
by Fabien Tepperposted Dec 13, 2012
- Thomas Gokey is one of the creators of Occupy’s Rolling Jubilee, which is preparing to purchase and cancel $9 million of ordinary people’s medical debt. Here, he speaks about the project’s origins, methods, and future.
In EU Parliament, a Landslide Vote for “Robin Hood Tax”
by Sarah Andersonposted Dec 13, 2012
- Eleven countries in Europe hope to raise billions of Euros through a tiny tax on financial speculation. This week, a major vote in the European parliament brings that plan one step closer to becoming reality.
- Photo Essay: Occupy Sandy at Work
Occupy Sandy Provides Relief for More than Just a Storm
by Jillian Buckleyposted Dec 12, 2012
- Most of us who provide disaster relief with Occupy Sandy have learned not to wait for the powers that be to save the day, when change will ultimately come from ordinary citizens.
Detroiters Question “World’s Largest Urban Farm”
by James Trimarcoposted Dec 11, 2012
- To many Detroit residents—and especially to its established urban gardeners—the approval of a large-scale urban farm raises serious questions about the future of food and land in the city.