Fall 2015 National Student Writing Competition: Justice for All
Aug 01, 2015
- Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables In An Afternoon
by Araz HachadourianJul 31, 2015
- For a few hours in July, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. The country is spending €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
This NYC Real Estate Co-Op Helps Small Businesses Stay Put
by Araz HachadourianJul 31, 2015
- 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 CenterJul 30, 2015
- 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! StaffJul 29, 2015
- 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 GreenJul 29, 2015
- 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 GarzaJul 29, 2015
- 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 HayesJul 28, 2015
- 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 SnowJul 27, 2015
- 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
Jul 24, 2015
- 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 HachadourianJul 24, 2015
- “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 HayesJul 23, 2015
- 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 GelderJul 22, 2015
- 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 SuskinJul 21, 2015
- How the friendship between a poet and a timber baron kept a grove of California redwoods from clear-cutting.
In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side
by Kristin MoeJul 20, 2015
- How do you spark a movement in a conservative community? A Q&A with Razia Jan, founder of the Zabuli Education Center.