How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing
by James Trimarcoposted Jul 18, 2013
- 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.
Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jul 16, 2013
- Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
by YES! online staffposted Jul 12, 2013
- Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Jul 12, 2013
- The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.
How a Detroit Conference Is Shaping the Future of Feminism
by Dani McClainposted Jul 10, 2013
- For a few short days at the Allied Media Conference, change makers immerse themselves in the world they’d like to live in.
Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers
by Amy B. Deanposted Jul 08, 2013
- The AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, is expanding its work online and off.
Don’t Wait for the Revolution—Live It
by Andrew Boydposted Jul 05, 2013
- 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
by Thom Hartmannposted Jul 04, 2013
- 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?
by Adam Kahaneposted Jun 28, 2013
- 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
by Sally Kohnposted Jun 28, 2013
- 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?
by YES! online staffposted Jun 27, 2013
- 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
by James Trimarcoposted Jun 27, 2013
- 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
by Katrina Rabelerposted Jun 25, 2013
- 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
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Jun 21, 2013
- 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
by Jeff Roussetposted Jun 18, 2013
- 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.