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PEOPLE POWER

How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

A Remembrance of Coretta Scott King
by Rachel Harding
Coretta Scott King's role not only included her husband’s powerful, radical message of peace and justice, but also the long tradition of gracious and mighty women who provided the foundation of welcome, compassion, inclusivity, and speaking-truth-to-power.
Global Justice: Another U.S. Is Possible Global Justice: Another U.S. Is Possible
by Tanya Dawkins
Organizers of the World Social Forum are planning for a localized conference on U.S. concerns in the summer of 2007. The conference will be held in Atlanta, GA.
Why the Next 10 Years Will Be Nothing Like the Last 10 Years
by Sarah van Gelder
On YES! Magazine's 10th anniversary, we look at trends that are changing our culture, our relationship to the earth, and our sense of self.
Christians March on Guantanamo
by Elle McPherson
A group calling itself "witness against torture" travels to Guantanamo to protest alleged torture of prisoners by the US government.
Greater Than the Tread of Mighty Armies: Nonviolent Peacekeeping
by Mel Duncan
Growing in sophistication over the past 10 years, nonviolent peacekeeping has saved thousands of lives. As the effectiveness of this approach to transform violent conflicts is demonstrated, the infrastructure to support this work expands.
Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time
by Carol Estes
A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.
Bolivia Cheers Its New President Bolivia Cheers Its New President
by Juliette Beck
Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette Beck
American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."
New Orleans Forgotten New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehr
Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Java Justice Java Justice
by Dee Axelrod
A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Half of Americans Mulling Impeachment
by Doug Pibel
An October poll shows a growing number of Americans are looking favorably on the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush.
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibel
September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible
by Van Jones
The best qualities and the worst features of U.S. society were on full display in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And today we are still witnessing a frenzied tug-of-war between opposing aspects of the American character—with the final fate of New Orleans hanging in the balance.
Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For     The Left Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For The Left
by Van Jones
Issues of racism, poverty, climate destabilization, petro-chemical poisons and the vulnerabilities of an oil-based economy are not just petty obsessions of the politically-correct crowd. They are life-and-death issues for real people.
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