The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- 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.
The Never-Ending Indian Wars: Spotlight Returns to Standing Rock
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know: Even today, theirs is a brutal fight to survive.
What the U.S. Can Learn From “Viking Economics”
by Valerie SchloredtJan 23, 2017
- Author George Lakey explains why Scandinavia tops world lists for equality, health, and happiness.
From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
by Liz Pleasant & Araz HachadourianJan 23, 2017
- Worker-ownership economics catch on in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina.
An Artist Went to the Women’s March and Sketched What She Saw
by Sarah LazarovicJan 22, 2017
- Intrepid journalist and artist Sarah Lazarovic traveled to the Women's March on Washington to march and meet the inspiring people gathered there. And while she was marching, she was drawing.
Solidarity—Plus 10 Other Reasons Women Showed Up to March
by Hannah NormanJan 22, 2017
- The Women’s March on Washington illustrated what a wide variety of issues women will have in the years ahead with Donald Trump.
How Somali Muslims Are Raising a 10,000-Person Anti-Hate Army
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJan 20, 2017
- The large refugee community in Minnesota is a big target for bigotry, and tensions are expected to get worse. But they’ve got a plan.
How to Work With Trump? Big Resistance (Really Big, The Biggest Ever)
by Sean McElweeJan 20, 2017
- Opportunities for bridging partisan divides will be rare. Success for Democrats should be defined by laws and appointments denied or delayed.
Obama’s Quiet Climate Legacy: A $5 Trillion College Divestment Campaign
by Stephen MillerJan 19, 2017
- Inspired by a president they propelled to office, college students have led a successful effort to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
To Women Marchers: Just Because You Don’t Feel Welcome Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Belong
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 19, 2017
- Issues that impact the womanhood of any one of us—directly or indirectly—impact all of us.
Spring 2017 National Student Writing Competition: Gender Pronouns
Jan 18, 2017
- Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write about something meaningful and for a bigger audience beyond the classroom.
About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing FongJan 18, 2017
- Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
How Co-ops Can Make Infrastructure Great Again
by Nathan SchneiderJan 18, 2017
- If the Trump administration is serious about bringing jobs and pride back to rural America, they should take a lesson from cooperatives of the 1930s.
Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
by Sarah van GelderJan 18, 2017
- After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
"Why Bother to Vote?" Student Writing Lesson
Jan 17, 2017
- Is not voting a responsible option in a presidential election? Weigh in with your argument.