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Naomi Klein: Obama Makes Strides Toward Reducing Coal—But We Still Have a Long Way to Go
by Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh
Under new EPA regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions and new ones might not be able to open. But does the plan go far enough?
The Indigenous Rituals That Heal Us
by Patricia St. Onge
To transform our communities that have suffered from racial injustice, work in all four quadrants of the Medicine Wheel is important.
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables Last Saturday
by Araz Hachadourian
For one day last week, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. Now the country plans to spend €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
This NYC Real Estate Co-Op Helps Small Businesses Stay Put
by Araz Hachadourian
A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
LA's New Car Share Program Offers Electric Vehicles to Low-Income Drivers
by Shared-Use Mobility Center
Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles' program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
The Weekly Crunch: Tiny Houses in Vancouver and Why the South Is the New China
by YES! Staff
This week: Bee activists step up their game, Bernie Sanders lays out his views on all thing politicals, and fracking takes its toll on Oklahoma.
Seattle Led the Country’s Minimum Wage Revolution. Can It Do the Same With Rent Control?
by Marcus Harrison Green
New York and San Francisco both suffer from soaring rents and gentrification, despite decades of regulation. How Seattle socialist Kshama Sawant plans to do affordable housing right.
A North Carolina Textile Co-Op Gives Immigrant Workers a Stake in the Business
by Cecilia Garza
In a state that lost 88 percent of its textile industry jobs in just 10 years, small worker-owned cooperatives are islands of rights and resilience.
A Mom's Guide to Decluttering: Why My Kids Gave Up Almost All Their Toys
by Shannon Hayes
I hate clutter, and one morning I just couldn't take it anymore. Here's how I got my kids to throw out their toys and tidy up our house.
What Native Hawaiian Culture Can Teach Us About Gender Identity
by Jade Snow
As the documentary Kumu Hina reveals, living between both genders is the more powerful “mahu" way.
Video: This Young Black Man Talks to His Mom About the Police Traffic Stop That Almost Killed Him
Alex Landau was raised by adoptive white parents, who believed skin color didn’t matter. But when Denver cops pulled him over in 2009, he nearly lost his life.
Debt Collective Marches on New Orleans for Free Higher Ed
by Araz Hachadourian
“It’s not about freeloading. It’s about what we’re willing to extend to each other as a society.”
I’m My Daughter’s Best Friend. How Do I Help Her Become Her Own Person?
by Shannon Hayes
Our isolated life on the farm keeps my family close, but it can also stand in the way of my daughter becoming her own person.
Rev. Sekou on Today’s Civil Rights Leaders: “I Take My Orders From 23-Year-Old Queer Women”
by Sarah van Gelder
A leading activist pastor speaks about the emerging face of civil rights leadership in 21st century America.
One Poem That Saved a Forest
by Jacqueline Suskin
How the friendship between a poet and a timber baron kept a grove of California redwoods from clear-cutting.