People Are Happier in States That Allow Ballot Initiatives
by Michael Krassa, Benjamin RadcliffFeb 05, 2016
- Twenty-four states allow citizens to vote directly on policy matters, and research shows that life satisfaction is higher in them.
What the Oregon Standoff Is Really About
by Spencer SunshineJan 15, 2016
- The people occupying a wildlife reserve in eastern Oregon say they’re speaking for ranchers. But a closer look shows they’re associated with movements most people find alienating. If we want to build any solidarity with those living in rural areas, we need to understand the difference.
Every 30 Seconds a Latino in the U.S. Turns 18. The Challenge Is Getting Them to Vote
by Jason MargolisJan 12, 2016
- If they vote more, Latino youth can be a powerful force in coming elections.
Can Cities End the School-to-Prison Pipeline? Relentless Organizers Are Tallying Wins
by Marcus Harrison GreenNov 13, 2015
- “We have always said that this is a battle of imagination over incarceration.”
5 Ways Voters Stood Up to Big Money, Despite Losses
by Araz HachadourianNov 04, 2015
- From campaign finance reform to protecting small business, Tuesday's elections had a few big victories.
Meet the Indian Women Trying to Take Down “Caste Apartheid”
by Rucha ChitnisOct 23, 2015
- Asha Kowtal and the Dalit Women's Self-Respect March traveled across Northern India to document the ongoing violence against women who were once branded as "untouchable." Now, they're raising new leaders, and finding allies in Black Lives Matter.
How a Prison’s Debate Team Beat Harvard’s (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffOct 16, 2015
- Bernie Sanders calls climate change our biggest security threat, a video illustrates how few women are in positions of power, and Black Lives Matter organizers take on more than just race.
80 Percent of Us Owe Money to Institutions. Can We Leverage It to Reduce Inequality?
by Kate AronoffOct 08, 2015
- Three visionaries discuss how America’s debt problem has transformed the movements they work with.
Four Things That Matter to Millennials, From Lena Dunham’s Interview With Hillary Clinton
by Araz HachadourianOct 01, 2015
- “I don’t trust anybody who says that they didn’t have some questions in their 20s.”
Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 22, 2015
- The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline.
Dear Donald Trump: Pissed Off Latinos Are Powerful Latinos
by Yessenia FunesAug 28, 2015
- History has shown that when Latinos feel threatened, they fight back—with their voices and voting power.
Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos
by Miles SchneidermanAug 27, 2015
- Despite a deck stacked against women and people of color, the voters rewarded both.
No Apologies: Meet the Guy Who Got Bernie Sanders' Interrupters on the Stage
by Marcus Harrison GreenAug 14, 2015
- In his first interview since last weekend's action in Seattle, activist Amir Islam talks to YES! about why every presidential candidate should be ready to talk black issues.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
The Weekly Crunch: Tiny Houses in Vancouver and Why the South Is the New China
by YES! StaffJul 29, 2015
- This week: Bee activists step up their game, Bernie Sanders lays out his views on all thing politicals, and fracking takes its toll on Oklahoma.