How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Teaching Emotions: A Different Approach to Ending School Violence
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Mar 14, 2013
- A growing network of programs is teaching kids how to understand and express their emotions. Among their results: decreased aggression and violence.
Research on the Politics of Meditation Points to Deeper Truths
by Richard Schiffmanposted Mar 11, 2013
- Psychologists recently conducted a study that found that meditation may make you more liberal, at least in the short-term. Richard Schiffman argues that the politics of true spirituality are more about balance than support for any one side.
Hugo Chavez: Friend of the Poor, Demagogue, or Both?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Mar 08, 2013
- From 1999 to 2013, Hugo Chavez served as president of Venezuela. He leaves behind a mixed legacy that includes admirable efforts to empower the poor, but also a disturbing tendency toward authoritarianism.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph Solisposted Mar 08, 2013
- Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.
Students for Climate Justice: We’re Not a Single-Issue Movement
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, Sally Bunner, Lauren Resslerposted Mar 06, 2013
- The students organizing for climate justice on campuses today are drawing connections between the environment and social issues like debt, racism, and immigration.
You’ve Come a Long Way, Feminism (But You’re Not There Yet)
by Ruth Rosenposted Mar 01, 2013
- In the 1970s, women called for abortion rights, universal child care, and equal pay. So why are we still waiting for these rights?
What the Oscars Can Teach Us About Elections That Work
by Rob Richieposted Feb 25, 2013
- Academy Award-winners are selected by algorithms that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, selecting backups if their first choices lose. What if we elected our leaders that way?
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Feb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
California Teachers Divest Pension Fund from Assault Weapons
by Chris Francisposted Feb 22, 2013
- Just hours after Sandy Hook, the managers of the teachers’ pension fund sold off their stock in a manufacturer of semi-automatic rifles.
Largest Climate Rally in U.S. History Comes to Washington
by Sarah Kuckposted Feb 19, 2013
- What does it sound like when 40,000 people raise their voices for climate justice at once?
Rapper Brother Ali on Privilege, Hope, and Other People’s Stories
by Fabien Tepperposted Feb 18, 2013
- In this exclusive interview, hip-hop artist Brother Ali talks to YES! about the personal transformations that have shaped his life and lyrics.
An Oasis of Community and Support for Latina Moms
by Sena Christianposted Feb 15, 2013
- In California, many Latina moms find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Global Day of Dance Connects Women around the Globe
by Katrina Rabelerposted Feb 15, 2013
- Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising brought women into the streets in every country registered with the United Nations, plus a few places that aren’t. At the Seattle event, a dancing little girl seemed to represent the movement’s hopes for women’s lives.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Feb 15, 2013
- Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Arrests in Washington Signal Increasing Urgency on Keystone Pipeline
by Chris Francisposted Feb 13, 2013
- Forty-eight leaders of environmentalist groups such as the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and 350.org were arrested today while participating in civil disobedience. They were demanding that President Barack Obama stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.