Day 1 of New Economy Week: The New Economy Isn’t New
Oct 13, 2014
- Those who have suffered the most at the hands of an unfair economy are also the most experienced at imagining and building alternative futures.
What Housing Organizers in Buffalo Learned from the ’70s
by Aaron BartleyOct 13, 2014
- Why did some of the cooperative institutions built in the ’70s—especially food co-ops—get to scale and thrive in subsequent decades, while others faded away?
With an Economy that Worked for All, Mike Brown Would Still Be Alive
by Ed WhitfieldOct 13, 2014
- “Our full humanity is expressed only when we have the capacity and the opportunity to be productive, to do for ourselves, meeting our needs in our communities.”
Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushrooms Love to Grow on Them?
Oct 10, 2014
- See how an urban farm in the United Kingdom is recycling coffee waste to grow gourmet mushrooms.
Want to Build an Economy that Works for Everybody? Next Week, We’re All About It
by Mary HansenOct 10, 2014
- Next Monday, YES! and the New Economy Coalition kick off New Economy Week—five days of national conversation about the ideas, strategies, and projects that make up the movement.
New Economy Week: Topics of Conversation
Oct 10, 2014
- On each of the five days of New Economy Week, we’ll be hosting articles, essays, and public conversation about one aspect of the new economy. We’ll link to all five days from this page.
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
by Tom EblenOct 09, 2014
- The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
by YES! EditorsOct 09, 2014
- “Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
by Tiffany WilliamsOct 08, 2014
- In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
Why I’m Staying In My Hometown (Even Though Everybody Knows What I Was Like as a Kid)
Oct 07, 2014
- Brought on by the sound of a screaming child, I reflect on my past, my community, and how we can become our true selves without fleeing our roots.
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph BoutilierOct 07, 2014
- From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement
by Nathan SchneiderOct 07, 2014
- “We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
by Ruairí McKiernanOct 06, 2014
- In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van GelderOct 03, 2014
- Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
by Michael DonleyOct 03, 2014
- Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.