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After 20-Year Fight, Bronx Community Wins Big on Development Project Committed to Living Wages and Local Economy
by Laura Flandersposted Jan 03, 2014
- The people of New York’s poorest borough fought to ensure that redevelopment of its castle-like landmark will benefit those who live there. Will it be a gamechanger?
Abolish the Aisle: Would Divided Legislators Work Together If They Had to Sit in Alphabetical Order?
by Fran Kortenposted Dec 31, 2013
- Marco Rubio would be next to Bernie Sanders, and Paul Ryan would rub elbows with Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. If we closed the personal gap, maybe we could close the political one.
Get Hopeful For 2014: YES! Founder Sarah van Gelder Talks to Democracy Now!
posted Dec 31, 2013
- From new leadership in the fight against climate change to an uprising in the education system, there's a lot to be excited about in 2014.
10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
by Sarah van Gelderposted Dec 27, 2013
- Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
Think Feminism Isn't Funny? 5 Parodies That Blur the Lines Between Laughter and Politics
by Nur Laljiposted Dec 20, 2013
- When it comes to the portrayal of women in the media, the whole world is watching. And laughing too.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simontonposted Dec 18, 2013
- Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Tiny House Village to Shelter the Homeless in Texas
by Kelly McCartneyposted Dec 16, 2013
- The project, which is set to break ground next year, will include places for residents to live, garden, worship, and work.
Only 4 Percent of the Lowest-Wage Workers Get Paid Family Leave: Could a New Law Change This?
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishaiposted Dec 12, 2013
- Many small businesses do want to give their workers paid time off to care for new babies and sick family members, but lack the means. How a new bill could make it possible.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 11, 2013
- “Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility
by Bob Massieposted Dec 09, 2013
- Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses
by Erika Lundahlposted Dec 06, 2013
- Thousands of ordinary people have contributed to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
"Cherished Ideal": A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
by YES! online staffposted Dec 06, 2013
- This video tribute to Nobel Peace Laureate Nelson Mandela recounts moments in South Africa's history alongside quotes from some of his famous speeches.
Can this Small College in Maryland Pass the Fairest Wage Policy in US Academia?
by Caroline Selleposted Dec 05, 2013
- An initiative developed by staff, students, and faculty would tie the earnings of the school's highest-paid employees to those of the lowest.
We Know Who Stole the Economy—National People’s Action Moves to Take It Back
by David Kortenposted Dec 03, 2013
- "Listen to and work with your base to create a shared, big-picture narrative."
The Facts Are In: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work
by Sally Kohnposted Dec 03, 2013
- From England's double-dip recession to Portugal's spiking unemployment, there is now conclusive evidence of the complete failure of austerity.