To Truly Address Inequality, Let's Build a People-Centered Economy
by Laura FlandersJan 30, 2014
- The high-tech hubs and natural gas drilling the president called for in his state of the union speech aren't the answer to our economic woes. Instead, we need to follow the leadership already coming from communities, workers, and small-business owners.
Obama Calls for "Opportunity for All": 8 Policies to Make It Happen
by Sarah van GelderJan 29, 2014
- While the president outlined important steps forward last night, bolder steps are needed. Here are eight with the power to truly create the universal opportunity the president called for.
India's Own "Occupy": How a New Political Party is Battling Corruption—and Winning
by Nathan SchneiderJan 22, 2014
- A few months ago, India's Aam Aadmi Party was a curiosity; now, it’s a call for pro-democracy movements elsewhere to step up their game.
Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder
by YES! EditorsJan 17, 2014
- How does the United States stack up against the European Union on food safety issues like GMOs, hormones, questionable chemicals, and other food additives?
Video: An In-Depth Look at North Carolina's Progressive "Moral Mondays" Movement
by YES! online staffJan 14, 2014
- Alarmed by the ultraconservative policies of their state government, North Carolina residents are taking to the streets to say that social justice is the moral way to go.
After 20-Year Fight, Bronx Community Wins Big on Development Project Committed to Living Wages and Local Economy
by Laura FlandersJan 03, 2014
- The people of New York’s poorest borough fought to ensure that redevelopment of its castle-like landmark will benefit those who live there. Will it be a gamechanger?
Abolish the Aisle: Would Divided Legislators Work Together If They Had to Sit in Alphabetical Order?
by Fran KortenDec 31, 2013
- Marco Rubio would be next to Bernie Sanders, and Paul Ryan would rub elbows with Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. If we closed the personal gap, maybe we could close the political one.
Only 4 Percent of the Lowest-Wage Workers Get Paid Family Leave: Could a New Law Change This?
by Elizabeth Ben-IshaiDec 12, 2013
- Many small businesses do want to give their workers paid time off to care for new babies and sick family members, but lack the means. How a new bill could make it possible.
Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility
by Bob MassieDec 09, 2013
- Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
The Facts Are In: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work
by Sally KohnDec 03, 2013
- From England's double-dip recession to Portugal's spiking unemployment, there is now conclusive evidence of the complete failure of austerity.
"Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
by Valerie SchloredtNov 19, 2013
- Beyond the Affordable Care Act, the film explores how to make a healthier America.
5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
Nov 18, 2013
- Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
Bill de Blasio: A Mayor for the New Economy
by Laura FlandersNov 07, 2013
- New York City's new mayor has laid out a radically inclusive economic agenda.
Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
by Bill McKibbenOct 28, 2013
- A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
3 Ways Obamacare Will Help You Out (Even If You're Off the Grid)
by Shannon HayesOct 16, 2013
- Self-reliant farmer types may not think they need help from the government. But they need affordable health insurance at least as much as the rest of us.