How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
When It Comes to Shaping Public Debate, What Can a Magazine Do?
by Fran Kortenposted May 13, 2014
- "Education Uprising," the Spring issue of YES!, connected people across the country and helped catalyze the movement to reclaim education—a living example of how national conversations can change.
Fans Move to Buy LA Clippers After Owner Is Banned From NBA
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted May 06, 2014
- The fans hope to buy the team and make it into a nonprofit organization like the Green Bay Packers.
How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism
by Kristin Moeposted May 06, 2014
- It's possible that the Cowboy Indian Alliance offers a glimpse into what a spiritually integrated environmental movement might look like, honoring diversity while resisting cooptation.
Why Politics at the Dinner Table Is Good for Democracy
by Andy Lee Rothposted May 01, 2014
- Our political process, Robert Jensen reminds us, begins with conversation.
Tennessee Teachers Score in Fight for Fair Evaluations
by Molly Ruskposted May 01, 2014
- A new law will end the practice of evaluating teachers based on their students' standardized test scores.
This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles Beckerposted Apr 30, 2014
- These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim Shultzposted Apr 29, 2014
- It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
When This Teacher’s Ethnic Studies Classes Were Banned, His Students Took the District to Court—and Won
by Jing Fongposted Apr 25, 2014
- Curtis Acosta's classes in Mexican American Studies gave kids pride in their heritage—until the Arizona Legislature canceled them. That's when his students became activists, and some real-life lessons began.
Meet the Real-Life Inmates Fighting for Mothers' Rights at "Orange Is the New Black" Prison
by Victoria Lawposted Apr 25, 2014
- On issue after issue, women prisoners have learned to be their own strongest advocates.
When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy
by David Kortavaposted Apr 23, 2014
- “Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.
They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate
by Rachael Stoeveposted Apr 16, 2014
- A look at the growing influence of undocumented voices in the movement for immigrant rights.
Why Saul Alinsky, Author of "Rules" for Social Change, Would Probably Break Them Today
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Apr 10, 2014
- Most organizers today believe that Alinsky taught to focus on building organizations and not social movements. But the author's own political work shows a more flexible approach.
How Better Health Care for the Poor Makes a Stronger Economy for All
by Imara Jonesposted Apr 07, 2014
- By keeping workers healthy, the Affordable Care Act will help the working poor achieve greater financial stability—and will probably boost the economy as well.
Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)
by Kristin Moeposted Apr 04, 2014
- "Intersectionality" has evolved from a theory of how oppression works to a notion of how people can fight it.
The Supreme Court Just Gave You One More Reason to Join the Clean Elections Movement
by Fran Kortenposted Apr 03, 2014
- The McCutcheon decision will boost the political power of the one percent at the expense of the rest of us. But it also adds to the urgency of the movement that's working to take back our democracy.