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.
Boston Aftermath Shows a Nation Less—Not More—Afraid of Muslims
by Pramila JayapalMay 01, 2013
- Despite the horrific attacks and media slurs that followed the Boston bombing, the behavior of ordinary people and elected representatives shows improved tolerance of muslims and other immigrants.
A Tax System for the 99 Percent
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghApr 17, 2013
- Feeling like taxes are more unfair than ever? Three ways corporations, banks, and individuals exploit an unjust system—and three ways the people are pushing back.
A World without Landfills? It’s Closer than You Think
by Jen SorianoApr 17, 2013
- Two recipients of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize are working to abolish the practice of sending trash to landfills and incinerators. And the idea is catching on.
What If Your Kids Want to Get Political?
by Shannon HayesApr 11, 2013
- Using young children as political props is problematic, to say the least. But when they do form their own opinion, it’s important to let them express it.
Labor Dept. Deputy: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
by Amy B. DeanApr 11, 2013
- Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.
After Police Shooting of Teenager, A Brooklyn Neighborhood Dreams of Justice
by Kristin MoeMar 27, 2013
- On March 9, two NYPD officers in plain clothes shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray. At the marches and nightly vigils held in his memory, people are demanding a different kind of police department.