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Black Lives Matter “Anthem” Writer Talks Music, TPP, and Being a Mom to a Black Son
by Steve Furay
Singer-songwriter Taina Asili’s latest video, “And We Walk,” makes the connection between racial justice and climate justice.
In Photos: Tribes Are Reviving an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha Chitnis
Decades of coal mining in the Jaintia Hills have trashed the once thriving Myntdu River. Now, indigenous communities are uniting to take a stand.
If It Hadn’t Been for Those Meddling Climate Kids ...
by Stephen Miller
We can thank our children—and their lawsuits—for insisting that public trust and hard science be part of climate decision-making.
Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
by Sarah van Gelder
Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
My Walking Pilgrimage
by John Francis
How the simple act of walking can open us up to confront and heal our toughest problems.
Two Towns Battle Colorado for Freedom to Ban Fracking
by Kate Stringer
In a growing number of states, communities are demanding more self-governance over everything from environmental sustainability to gun control.
The Best Reason to Ride a Bike
by Peter Kalmus
The film “Bikes vs Cars” tells us that bicycling for transportation can reduce our emissions. But more importantly, bicycling can change our mindset.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark Trahant
Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. Moore
As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam Lynch
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Celebrate the Urban Wilderness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuen
Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! Staff
The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartney
The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. Harvey
Through partnering with local farmers, the USDA has begun to tackle its racist past.