Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa HillstromSep 20, 2013
- Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin SagenAug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement
by YES! online staffAug 09, 2013
- Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus brings you into the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park in this new short film.
Why I Got a Bad Score on the GRE—on Purpose: Taking a Stand for Real Education
by Dan MarionAug 05, 2013
- What I learned from saying what I really thought in the essay section of an important standardized test.
What’s Next for Moral Mondays?
by Sue SturgisAug 01, 2013
- The movement to push back against North Carolina’s ultraconservative state legislature is in its 13th week, and still growing.
“Stand Your Ground Isn’t What Put the Bullet in Trayvon”: Voices from Florida’s Occupied Capitol
by James TrimarcoJul 26, 2013
- Daniel Agnew, Melanie Andrade, and Jabari Mickles are members of a group that occupied Florida’s capitol building after the Zimmerman acquittal.
Why the Revival of US Labor Might Start with Nonunion Workers
by Amy B. DeanJul 08, 2013
- The AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, is expanding its work online and off.
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
by YES! online staffJun 27, 2013
- Thom Hartmann and YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder discuss the president’s speech on climate change. Is it a first step toward climate justice? Or is it too little, too late?
The NSA’s Spying Program: What’s at Stake for the Climate Movement?
by James TrimarcoJun 17, 2013
- Programs such as Prism would likely be used to hamper the social movements we need to tackle the biggest problems of our time.
What to Say When They Say It’s Impossible
by Andrea BrowerJun 13, 2013
- Here are ten smart responses you can use when people tell you there’s no alternative to the capitalism that’s cooking the planet.
Pussy Riot’s “Punk Prayer” Reminds Us to Cherish Freedom of Spirit—Not Just Speech
by Christa HillstromMay 31, 2013
- What we still have to learn from the world’s favorite riot grrrls.
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha!
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 16, 2013
- In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
The Farm Bill’s “Government Handouts”: Who Really Benefits?
by Shannon HayesMay 14, 2013
- There’s nothing like talk of “government handouts” to get people upset. But when it comes to farm bill, the real culprits might not be who you think they are.
Marriage Equality Victories Show How Change Happens, One Step at a Time
by Gar AlperovitzMay 09, 2013
- Before 2004, no state allowed same-sex marriage. Today, it's legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia. If you want to see how political progress is made, look to the local level.
Rights, Not Riots: What Seattle’s May Day Was Really All About
by Peter PearsallMay 02, 2013
- The largest march on May Day in Seattle was about immigrant families and their supporters standing together for human rights. Not to be confused with the rowdiness that took place later in the day.