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Surviving at Standing Rock After Trump’s DAPL Order
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Original water protector camp resolves to stay—even as Sioux tribe says no and Trump orders pipeline construction.
Is It Time the National Parks Broke Up With Cars?
by Monica Heger
America's national parks are overcrowded and underfunded. Would banning cars improve everyone’s experience?
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie Woodard
People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
by Liz Pleasant & Araz Hachadourian
Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
Obama’s Quiet Climate Legacy: A $5 Trillion College Divestment Campaign
by Stephen Miller
Inspired by a president they propelled to office, college students have led a successful effort to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
Why Your Urine Is Too Good to Waste
by Carrie Koplinka-Loehr
Almost all of the nitrogen and phosphorous we ingest comes out of our bodies — what if we could return it to the soil?
Utah’s New National Monument Marks Big Win for the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Sites
by Jacqueline Keeler
By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.
This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed
by Melissa Hellmann
After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back.
10 Indigenous and Environmental Struggles—And How You Can Help in 2017
by The Indigenous #NoDAPL Coalition
Whom to call, what to donate, and where to show up.
Call for Submissions: “Sanctuary Communities”
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by Jan. 25.
20 Photos: My Seven Months of Living at Standing Rock
by Desiree Kane
The community we have built here has taught many how to live a large-scale sustainable, decolonized, anticapitalist lifestyle.
New Year, New President, and Our Promise
by YES! Editors
We represent independent journalism. Even in the darkest times, you can depend on us to find the progressive solutions that will heal the planet and improve the lives of the many.
It Wasn’t All Bad: 5 Signs of Positive Change in 2016
by Sarah van Gelder
The election divided the year into “before” and “after.” But there remain signs of hope for 2017.
From Growing Edible Forests to Banking Heirloom Seeds, Solutions to Keeping Your Food Local
by Erin Sagen and Araz Hachadourian
Three creative ways to strengthen local food economies.
Standing Rock Prepared Us for Trump’s Billionaires and Oil Giants
by Mark Trahant
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.