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REI Will #OptOutside on Black Friday. Can It Change Retail (and the Economy)?
by Parag Rajendra Khandhar
All 143 REI stores will be closed on Black Friday. But what more can the co-op do to live up to its values and transform the conversation in the United States about exploitative business-as-usual?
How College Students Are Resisting the Mental-Illness Stigma
by Donna Jackel
Student-led organizations are bringing mental illness into the light to lower the suicide rates of young people.
Portland Blocked Fossil Fuels, What Now?
by Arun Gupta
Turning the city's resolution into policies that protect health and safety is one fight that lies ahead. Another is forging a wall of resistance from San Diego to Vancouver, B.C.
As We Adapt to Climate Change, Who Gets Left Behind?
by Robert Jensen
A new documentary shows planning options to mitigate a new climate, but questions about the global South are largely ignored.
Video: How to Use What You Don’t Know to Your Advantage
by Liz Pleasant
Is intelligence really all it's cracked up to be? Author John Lloyd explains the value of ignorance.
These Kids Can’t Vote, But They Can Sue
by Araz Hachadourian
In Washington state, eight kids took the government to court to safeguard their future through stronger regulations on carbon emissions. Here's what they gained.
My Mom Fled War Too: Finding Compassion for Syrian Refugees
by Yessenia Funes
Like refugees everywhere, my mom gave her children the gift of a better life—and an understanding of what it means to risk everything for it.
Special Report: The First Nations Blockade That Could Shut Down the Tar Sands
by YES! Editorial
Journey with us to the Unis'to'ten camp, where one First Nations clan stands in the path of three pipelines.
Paris Attacks and Climate Change Push Us to Fix a World of Broken Systems
by Nafeez Ahmed
The rise of ISIS, the “war on terror,” the attack on Paris—these are symptoms of a civilization in its twilight. But the displays of global solidarity show that the seeds of a new paradigm are being planted.
The Butterflies Are Alright: Why Monarchs Are Thriving (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
Portland's vote to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, new legislation to protect butterflies, and why what we call ISIS matters.
Only 1 Percent of the Earth's Oceans Are Environmentally Protected
by Joe Scott, Tony Manno
How the majority of life on Earth lives under the sea, and 22 other facts about our world today.
How to Stop a Pipeline: The People Behind the Unist’ot’en Encampment
by Tony Manno
In British Columbia, a clan of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation has reoccupied its traditional lands in order to stop several proposed energy pipelines.
Gabor Maté: How to Build a Culture of Good Health
by Gabor Maté
Physical well-being depends on more than keeping our bodies fit. Emotions and the people who come into our lives matter just as much.
The USDA Is Putting $34.3 Million Into Local Food Projects. Will It Be Enough?
by Leah Penniman
Those in the food justice movement question whether the agency’s recent efforts are a superficial attempt to appear supportive of local food and minority farmers.
10 Reasons to Leave Your Company to Your Workers When You Retire
by Rob Brown
It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity: Selling to employees can yield a better price, preserve a legacy, keep jobs and profits local—and maybe even eradicate inequality.