How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
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.
Indigenous Women Take the Lead in Idle No More
by Kristin Moeposted Jan 18, 2013
- Motivated by ancient traditions of female leadership as well as their need for improved legal rights, First Nations women are stepping to the forefront of the Idle No More movement.
The Trillion Dollar Coin: A Debt Solution for the People
by Ellen Brownposted Jan 17, 2013
- Far from being a gimmick, having the U.S. Treasury mint high-denomination coins is a solution that cuts to the root of America’s financial problems. And Benjamin Franklin would have liked it, too.
Remembering Aaron Swartz, “Alpha Geek” and Defender of Online Freedom
by Micah L. Sifryposted Jan 17, 2013
- Aaron Swartz took his own life at the age of 26, after years of legal trouble over academic articles he downloaded and intended to share. He leaves behind a legacy of thinking about the power of the internet to shape our political lives.
“Flash Mob Prayer Circle” Shows Idle No More’s Spiritual Side
by James Trimarcoposted Jan 14, 2013
- Speakers at an Idle No More event in Seattle drew comparisons between spiritual and political struggles, making the movement seem closer to Civil Rights than Occupy.
Movement to End High-Stakes Testing Steps Up in Seattle
by Dean Patonposted Jan 14, 2013
- Teachers at two Seattle high schools violated district policy and their union contracts by refusing to administer a mandatory test. And signs abound that teachers around the nation are ready to stand up, too.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Let’s Take a Stand for Domestic Workers
by Tiffany Williamsposted Jan 11, 2013
- 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it's time to recognize domestic labor as real work that should be protected.
Idle No More Rises to Defend Ancestral Lands—and the Planet
by Bill McKibbenposted Jan 10, 2013
- Bill McKibben on the tradition of environmental activism he’s seen among members of First Nations, and the unique role of the Idle No More movement in the fight against climate change.
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water
by Winona LaDukeposted Jan 09, 2013
- In an urgent pursuit for environmental justice and basic human rights, First Nations gather across North America under the banner of Idle No More.
Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America
by Kristin Moeposted Jan 09, 2013
- Idle No More has organized the largest mass mobilizations of indigenous people in recent history. What sparked it off and what’s coming next?
A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land”
by Fran Kortenposted Jan 07, 2013
- Chris Moore, who co-produced “Good Will Hunting,” has a new film starring Matt Damon as a corporate salesman trying to open up a small town to fracking. Here, YES! publisher Fran Korten gets Moore’s take on the ideas behind the film.
Why Post-Sandy America Needs State Banks More than Ever
by Ellen Brownposted Jan 07, 2013
- If we the people want the sort of security in emergencies that is available to the owners of Wall Street banks, we need to own some banks ourselves.
Remembering Rebecca Tarbotton
by Tina Gerhardtposted Jan 02, 2013
- A tribute to the beloved environmentalist, human right activist, and executive director of the Rainforest Action Network.