How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
posted Oct 08, 2012
- Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
Daniel Beaty: Theater for Social Good
posted Oct 08, 2012
- “Theater should reflect reality,” says Daniel Beaty, a playwright, singer, and performer who takes on hard social issues like race and class in his one-man shows.
Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishaiposted Oct 04, 2012
- If breastfeeding is healthier for babies, why are hospitals pushing corporate infant formula? How a growing number of states and cities are banning marketing in the maternity ward.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
posted Oct 04, 2012
- Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love
by Corey Hillposted Oct 03, 2012
- Three provisions in the bill would make it more difficult to regulate the safety of genetically modified crops. Consumers fight back with a flurry of organizing.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredtposted Oct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau Underwoodposted Sep 28, 2012
- After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
The Rain on Our Parade:
A Letter to My Dismal Allies
by Rebecca Solnitposted Sep 28, 2012
- Can lefty perfectionists ever be satisfied?
Why “Green” Consumer Choices Aren’t Enough
by George Lakeyposted Sep 27, 2012
- Middle-class people are often socialized to believe they are responsible for improving their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world itself. Helpful as that often is, it creates a blind spot when it comes to global warming.
Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees
by Candice Berndposted Sep 26, 2012
- Despite rough treatment at the hands of law enforcement, tree sitters and their allies remain steadfast in their nonviolence.
One Billion Rising
posted Sep 24, 2012
- Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
by Brooke Jarvisposted Sep 21, 2012
- Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura Moyeposted Sep 21, 2012
- What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
Less Brand, More Tactic: Labor Win’s Lessons for Occupy
by Olivia Rosaneposted Sep 20, 2012
- A group of immigrant workers in Manhattan won a union for themselves, partly through collaboration with Occupy Wall Street. Their story suggests a collaborative path forward for the movement.
Occupy at One Appears Restless, Transformed
by Sarah Jaffeposted Sep 20, 2012
- The events of September 17, 2012, showed an Occupy Movement full of new ideas and unwilling to rest on its laurels.