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In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing
by Sarah van Gelder
Cities with vibrant arts, music, and social scenes are being hit hard by gentrification. But Berlin’s “co-housing culture” shows that a city’s future doesn’t have to go that way.
Extractive Economy Jobs Are Not the Good Jobs Tribes Were Promised
by Mark Trahant
After the construction phase of the Keystone XL, only 35 employees would be needed to operate the pipeline.
What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Detroit Families Know
by Zenobia Jeffries
A recent study predicts that in the next five years, more than one-third of Americans will not be able to afford their water.
Stereotyping Appalachians Feeds Only the Coal Industry
by Nick Mullins
As a fifth-generation coal miner, I see the region’s Trump signs and pro-coal stickers as symbols of defense against a world that views us as lesser.
How to Reinflate the Dream of College-for-All
by Valerie Schloredt
Financial aid doesn’t work unless we’re honest about costs.
How One Person’s Small, Brave Compost Pile Changed New York City
by Colin Beavan
While we work to make our government budge, don’t forget that we can also make change ourselves by starting small and local.
What a Policy of Real Solidarity With the Syrian People Looks Like
by James Trimarco
The U.S. does not have to choose between backing the Assad regime or extremist groups. There is another choice: Syria’s homegrown pro-democracy resistance.
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi Memes Made You a Better Person. Think About It
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
Those cleverly captioned photos shared on social media can spark conversations and help build empathy.
Why These Missile Strikes Won’t Make Things Better for the Syrian People
by Stephen Zunes
There are serious questions as to whether Trump’s bombing of the Syrian base has anything to do with protecting civilians.
CEOs Now Make 300 Times More Than Their Workers. This City Is Putting a Stop to That
by Chuck Collins
Runaway CEO pay contributes to income inequality and ultimately harms companies, so local governments aren’t waiting for a federal fix.
Portland Public Schools First to Put Global Climate Justice in Classroom
by Melissa Hellmann
Students learn about the front lines of global warming and how to be climate activists.
No Rural-Urban Divide Here: We All Want Good Jobs and Strong Local Economies
by David Korten
Local control is a foundational conservative principle—but progressives also embrace it.
Monet Wins Tobenkin Award for Standing Rock Coverage
by YES! staff
“At their heart, her stories were about the religious freedom, sovereignty, and human rights sought by Indigenous people everywhere.”
Self-Esteem Might Boost Our Egos, But Self-Compassion Opens Our Hearts
by Kristin Neff
Unlike self-esteem, the good feelings of self-compassion do not depend on being special and above average, or on meeting ideal goals.
Promises to Coal Country Aside, Trump’s Budget Cuts Will End an Economic Lifeline
by James Trimarco
The Appalachian Regional Commission helps to create jobs and improve economic fortunes of “distressed counties” in West Virginia and Kentucky.