How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
- James Baldwin in Turkey
Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 10, 2013
- Video: At TEDx, YES! magazine editor Sarah van Gelder discusses the “mean world syndrome” caused by excessively negative news coverage, and describes how solutions journalism creates a more balanced—and hopeful—point of view.
The Power of Outrospection
posted Feb 07, 2013
- Video: Roman Krznaric on the concept of “outrospection” and how it could shape the 21st century—all illustrated with animated cartoons!
Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 07, 2013
- When a new law paved the way for tar sands pipelines and other fossil fuel development on native lands, four women swore to be “idle no more.” The idea took off.
Only the People of the United States Can End Israel’s Occupation
by Stephen Zunesposted Feb 06, 2013
- Many progressives breathed a sigh of relief when last month’s Israeli elections set the stage for a centrist coalition and not a far-right one. Yet peace will remain out of reach until the American people pressure the Obama Administration to end Israeli impunity.
Rosa Parks, Champion for Human Rights
by Grace Lee Boggs, Alice B. Jenningsposted Feb 04, 2013
- On Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, she’s broadly celebrated and even has a stamp bearing her image. But her radical life story is too often left untold.
Neighborhood Chalkboard Reveals Secrets and Dreams
posted Feb 01, 2013
- TEDTalk by Candy Chang on connecting communities through art, sharing, and usable public spaces.
Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too
by Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zernposted Jan 30, 2013
- It’s organic. It’s local. But did the workers who picked it have health insurance?
Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawaposted Jan 29, 2013
- A divestment campaign led by students is changing the national conversation about energy, creating a market for sustainable stocks, and linking up students with communities facing off against the fossil fuel industry.
Tomorrow, We March on Washington to End the Gun Violence
by Rev. Jacqui Lewisposted Jan 25, 2013
- Twenty-two times more children have been killed by guns since 1979 than military personnel in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Rev. Jacqui Lewis on why all of us—from clergy to factory workers—must not be too sad, too busy, or too afraid to say, enough.
Europe Authorizes “Robin Hood Tax” on Financial Transactions
by Sarah Andersonposted Jan 25, 2013
- Support for the tax on stocks, bonds, and derivatives was so strong among EU finance ministers that it wasn’t even necessary to take a formal vote.
Eleanor: The Radical Roosevelt
by Peter Dreierposted Jan 24, 2013
- Hollywood just can’t seem to tell the truth about Eleanor Roosevelt, who was a fierce defender of human rights. Historian Peter Dreier steps in to set the record straight.
The Last of the Big Money Elections?
by Peter Schurmanposted Jan 23, 2013
- The movement to overturn Citizens United might just make 2012’s record election spending into the end of an era.
To Follow in MLK’s Footsteps, Join the Fight against Foreclosure
by Lester Spenceposted Jan 21, 2013
- How can today’s Civil Rights leaders follow in the tradition of MLK? Lester Spence argues that foreclosures are the issue and the church may just be the solution.
Vandana Shiva: Our Violent Economy is Hurting Women
by Vandana Shivaposted Jan 18, 2013
- There is a connection between the growth of unjust economic policies and the intensification of crimes against women. The Delhi gang rape has triggered a revolution—one that we must sustain.