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Labor Dept. Deputy: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
by Amy B. Deanposted Apr 11, 2013
- Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.
Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising
by Daniel Mossposted Apr 10, 2013
- The book Harvesting Justice isn’t just a look at the world’s most exciting food justice groups—it’s also a knockout organizing tool.
Why Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Leaders Have High Hopes for Pope Francis
by Chris Francisposted Apr 09, 2013
- Leaders from many faiths are expecting better relations with the Vatican under Pope Francis. Here YES! speaks to some of them about why that is.
Florida Farmworkers March 200 Miles for a Fairer Tomato
by YES! online staffposted Apr 03, 2013
- After marching halfway across the state of Florida, members of the Immokalee Coalition of Farmworkers got fired up at a rally in front of Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Fla. Here’s some of what they had to say.
Arab Spring Breakers: 50,000 Gather in Tunisia to Plan People-Powered Economy
by Signe Predmoreposted Apr 01, 2013
- Tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered in Tunisia last week to talk about creating a fairer world. Here are some of the hottest topics from the panels in Tunis.
Live from Denver: The Fight for a Stronger Media
posted Apr 01, 2013
- A contingent from YES! is in Denver this week for the National Conference for Media Reform, where we’ll be hosting a panel on solutions journalism. Check out the conference’s livestream here.
Donald Trump Picks the Wrong Scottish Farmers to Brawl With
by Chris Francisposted Mar 29, 2013
- When Donald Trump tried to develop a stretch of pristine Scottish seaside into a golf course, the feisty local community pushed back. A new documentary film tells the story.
The Supreme Court on DOMA and Prop 8: What You Need to Know
by Warren Richeyposted Mar 28, 2013
- This week, the Supreme Court deliberates on whether to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. Forty-three years of precedent will play a key role in their decisions.
After Police Shooting of Teenager, A Brooklyn Neighborhood Dreams of Justice
by Kristin Moeposted Mar 27, 2013
- On March 9, two NYPD officers in plain clothes shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray. At the marches and nightly vigils held in his memory, people are demanding a different kind of police department.
Gas Industry Report Calls Anti-Fracking Movement a “Highly Effective Campaign”
by Katrina Rabelerposted Mar 26, 2013
- A report intended to help the oil and gas industry squash the anti-fracking movement turns out to be full of useful information—and admits that much of what activists are saying is true.
Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s Master Storyteller
by YES! online staffposted Mar 22, 2013
- The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”
For Thriving Public Spaces, Just Add Seating
by Jonathan Roweposted Mar 21, 2013
- Could it be as simple as that? Author Jonathan Rowe thought so, and tried it out in his own hometown.
Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own
by Nina Rogozenposted Mar 20, 2013
- The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
Three Tactics for a Stronger Climate Movement
by Melanie Jae Martinposted Mar 19, 2013
- In January, the Sierra Club reversed a 121-year-old ban on civil disobedience to reflect the urgency of climate change. The move presents an opening for radical groups to try new tactics like the three discussed here.
New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution”
by Kristin Hugoposted Mar 15, 2013
- Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.