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Brazil Bans Corporate Donations in Politics (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
A California tribe fights bottled water; an Argentinian province dedicates 1 percent of civil service jobs to transgender workers; and Brazil's Supreme Court delivers a blow to corporate politics.
Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration
by Marcus Harrison Green
The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline.
For These Borrowers and Lenders, Debt Is a Relationship Based on Love
by Nathan Schneider
There could be a different financial system, one where debt allows us to honor our freedom rather than our servitude.
Video: A Brief History of the Mass Incarceration of Black Americans
by Liz Pleasant
One in every three African American men will be sent to prison in their lifetime. In this video, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses how so many black Americans get trapped behind bars.
Land Trusts Offer Houses That People With Lower Incomes Can Afford—And a Stepping Stone to Lasting Wealth
by Penn Loh
More than 200 land trusts around the country help struggling families buy their first homes, often in gentrifying neighborhoods.
The Feds Raided This Gay Sex Website—And Pushed Sex Worker Rights Into the Mainstream
by Joe Scott
After the seizure of, many in the sex worker and LGBTQ movements are finding common ground where they were once divided.
In London, Diversity and a Great School System Go Hand in Hand (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
The White House released a new tool to help calculate the cost of college, “Black Twitter” revolutionizes the meaning of intellectual, and an anti-rape curriculum in Kenya shows promising results.
Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health: Walk More
by Jay Walljasper
New landmark report announces national campaign to encourage Americans to walk more, by making communities safer and more accessible.
How Obama’s New EPA Regs Can Bring More Local Control Over Energy—Even in Red States
by Gar Alperovitz
The Clean Power Plan is counting on states to cut carbon emissions. Will they be the new frontiers for change?
Hero or Coward: Could Skipping My Student Loan Payments Start a Revolution?
by Yessenia Funes
A college professor is calling for a massive student-debt strike next year with only one necessity: that as many debtors as possible refuse to pay.
Newark's New Disciplinary Board Could Flex Rare Muscle Over Police
by Daniel Ross
More than 200 cities have civilian boards that recommend consequences for police who break the rules. Most boards lack enforcement power, but Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is trying to change that.
When Gamers and Activists Collide, It's Not About Winning—It’s About Social Change
by Tony Manno
From computer screens to street play, these three game developers are redefining the medium by revealing a powerful new social potential in games.
10,000 Icelanders Invite Syrian Refugees Into Their Homes (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
Scotland takes a new approach to sex work legislation, the VW bus is coming back greener than ever, and Iceland's citizens urge their government to do more for refugees.
5 Steps to Turn Your Business Into a Worker-owned Co-op
by Cat Johnson
Learn how to turn any business into a worker-owned cooperative with this checklist.
Video: People of All Ages Tell Their Slightly Younger Selves How to Age Gracefully
by Liz Pleasant
“Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing,” and other tips from people older than you.