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Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers
by Amy B. Dean
The AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, is expanding its work online and off.
Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It
by Andrew Boyd
When pranksters and creative organizers create temporary utopias, the experience leaves us wanting more—and ready to work hard to get it.
What We Can Learn from America’s First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power What We Can Learn from America’s First Tea Party About Countering Corporate Power
by Thom Hartmann
Before there was Citizens United, a modern Tea Party movement, or national momentum to ban corporate personhood, this 2003 article from the YES! archives showed that resistance to corporate power is just as patriotic as Boston’s original Tea Party.
Love and Power: When Are they Generative, Instead of Destructive? Love and Power: When Are they Generative, Instead of Destructive?
by Adam Kahane
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” How to find the balance.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally Kohn
Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough? President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
by YES! online staff
Thom Hartmann and YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder discuss the president’s speech on climate change. Is it a first step toward climate justice? Or is it too little, too late?
Twitter Users Stand with Glenn Greenwald: Ten Funniest Tweets from #GGscandals Twitter Users Stand with Glenn Greenwald: Ten Funniest Tweets from #GGscandals
by James Trimarco
As NSA-reporting blogger Glenn Greenwald comes under fire from some media outlets, social media users show solidarity through absurd humor.
Supreme Court Ruling Is “Call to Action” on Voting Rights Supreme Court Ruling Is “Call to Action” on Voting Rights
by Katrina Rabeler
Civil rights advocates are calling the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder “a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act” and “a call to action.”
Click Here to Kick Glenn Beck Off the Air: Web Activism's Big Wins—and What to Do Next Click Here to Kick Glenn Beck Off the Air: Web Activism's Big Wins—and What to Do Next
by Mark Engler, Paul Engler
It was online campaigning that got Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck's shows canceled. But the real power of Internet activism is what happens after we step away from the screen.
Thousands of Radio Stations Up for Grabs—One Could Be Yours Thousands of Radio Stations Up for Grabs—One Could Be Yours
by Jeff Rousset
This is the largest expansion of community radio in U.S. history. It’s also the biggest—and maybe the last—chance for grassroots groups to get on air.
The NSA’s Spying Program: What’s at Stake for the Climate Movement? The NSA’s Spying Program: What’s at Stake for the Climate Movement?
by James Trimarco
Programs such as Prism would likely be used to hamper the social movements we need to tackle the biggest problems of our time.
What to Say When They Say It’s Impossible What to Say When They Say It’s Impossible
by Andrea Brower
Here are ten smart responses you can use when people tell you there’s no alternative to the capitalism that’s cooking the planet.
How Bike Friendly Cities Beat the Opposition and Became the New Normal How Bike Friendly Cities Beat the Opposition and Became the New Normal
by Jay Walljasper
Now that all the debate about whether bike lanes are OK seems to be (mostly) over, cities around the country are enjoying their benefits.
Climate Change Is Happening but We Can Meet the Challenge Climate Change Is Happening but We Can Meet the Challenge
by Sarah van Gelder
It can be hard for youth to deal with the overwhelming effects of climate change. But, by taking action, we can erode the hold that oil, fracking, and coal has on people and the environment.
Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United Delaware Is 15th State to Seek Overrule of Citizens United
by James Trimarco
Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
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