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#GivingTuesday — Give a Gift, Get a Gift!
posted Nov 15, 2013
- In a season that's become dominated by consumerism, we're celebrating the power of grassroots philanthropy.
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 15, 2013
- Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
Artist's Dollar-Bill Collages Question the Meaning of Money
by YES! online staffposted Nov 15, 2013
- "Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
Wikileaks Puts the TPP's Feet to the Flames—Can It Take the Heat?
by James Trimarcoposted Nov 15, 2013
- After a major leak from the agreement's secret text, people are talking about the TPP. What will it mean for the secretive trade deal's future?
Two Years After the Eviction of OWS, Here's 5 People Keeping the Movement Alive
by Ann Kathleen Bradleyposted Nov 15, 2013
- Two years ago today, when Occupy Wall Street was evicted from Zuccotti Park, many wondered what was next for the movement. Two years later, we profile five projects that got their starts in the encampments and are still making change today.
These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 14, 2013
- Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin is not the only NFL player to challenge the league's bigotry and misogyny. These five men stand for a new kind of masculinity.
Will the Tropical Island of Kauai Be the Next Front in GMO Fight?
by Maureen Nandini Mitraposted Nov 14, 2013
- Local lawmakers will vote today on whether to overturn the mayor's veto of a bill to regulate the use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island.
Dryhootch: A Milwaukee Coffeeshop Where Vets Help Vets Survive—At Home
by Ricardo Torresposted Nov 14, 2013
- Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
by Jamie Hennposted Nov 12, 2013
- The devastation in the Philippines reminds us of our responsibility to stop profiting from the wreckage caused by companies whose business plan includes destroying the planet.
Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks?
by Walden Belloposted Nov 11, 2013
- Right before the latest round of climate talks began, the massive superstorm killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Philippines. What will it take to drive the message home?
How a Small California Town Curbed a Teen Suicide Epidemic—By Talking About It
by Jane Braxton Littleposted Nov 11, 2013
- Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for 10- to 14-year-olds in rural America, and Native American kids are hit the hardest. After Indian Valley lost its sixth teenager, residents started talking about suicide out in the open—and it's working.
Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 08, 2013
- Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 08, 2013
- Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
This 80-Year-Old Grandma Walked Hundreds of Miles to Retrace the Underground Railroad
by Katrina Rabelerposted Nov 08, 2013
- And 14 other grannies who are shaking up the world.
21-Day Gratitude Challenge: I’m Grateful I Can Honor the Child I Lost By Being More Open to Love Today
posted Nov 08, 2013
- A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.