Politics on the Dance Floor: Reclaiming Queer and Black Roots in Electronic Dance Music
by Keith BarbalatoApr 14, 2016
- As the multibillion-dollar electronic music industry grows, artists and organizers are taking back the spaces and sounds of the marginalized people who started the genre.
Video: This New York Farm Wants to Fix the “Food Apartheid”
by Jasleena GrewalApr 14, 2016
- Soul Fire Farm provides farm education to Black and Latino youth in an effort to end a history of racism and injustice in America's food system.
You Know What’s Really Gross? Not Periods, But Taxes on Periods
by Lynsi BurtonApr 13, 2016
- Class action lawsuits point out the irrationality of sales-tax exemptions for items such as Rogaine, foot powder, and Viagra—but not menstrual products.
Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer to Racial Healing With a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission
by Yessenia FunesApr 13, 2016
- South Africa used truth and reconciliation to address its racist history. Now these organizers think it's time for the United States to do the same.
What I Learned From My March With Democracy Spring
by Frances Moore LappéApr 12, 2016
- The political march is a tool for social transformation in itself. This one gave me a taste of the connected, empowered society I’m working to create.
How to Educate a Generation of Syrian Refugees? Makeshift Classrooms and the Teacher Next Door
by Samantha SchmidtApr 12, 2016
- In response to overcrowded public schools in countries neighboring Syria, caravan schools provide refugees with free education to keep them from falling behind.
No Fossil Fuel? No Problem—7 Ways We're Already Living More Locally
by YES! StaffApr 11, 2016
- From affordable transit to local food for school lunches, many people across America are already on their way to living a life without oil.
In a Surprise Win for Democracy Over Corporate Power, GMO Labeling Has Arrived
by Andrew KimbrellApr 09, 2016
- Those predicting an easy Senate defeat for mandatory labeling saw corporations fold one by one in the face of a strong food movement.
Could Sanders’ Social Justice Ideas Really Work? Take a Look at These Places
by Fran KortenApr 08, 2016
- In his new film, “Where to Invade Next,” Michael Moore shows us what free college and health care for all can actually look like.
Is Human Composting the Future of Death?
by Jennifer LuxtonApr 08, 2016
- Skip the formaldehyde. How your body could become beautiful soil.
As the EU Stalls on Refugees, Volunteers Provide a Taste of Home
by Matt HansonApr 07, 2016
- For people in the overcrowded refugee camps of Idomeni, Greece, local volunteers and students work to make life more normal for displaced families.
Meet the Jeans-Wearing, Nature-Loving Nuns Who Helped Stop a Kentucky Pipeline
by Laura Michele DienerApr 07, 2016
- As fewer women enter the convent, what will become of Kentucky’s tradition of socially and environmentally engaged religious women?
Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option
by David KortenApr 06, 2016
- Bernie Sanders’ popular campaign suggests that many Americans aren't afraid of socialism anymore. But real democracy is an even better alternative to capitalism.
When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery
by Derrick JensenApr 06, 2016
- For decades, poet-philosopher and radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen has warned us about the problems of civilization. Yet he’s a tireless activist with hope for the planet’s future.
Proud of Our Pidgin: The Newest Language in the U.S. Census
by Sheldon ItoApr 05, 2016
- When Hawaiian Pidgin Creole joined an official list of 350 languages spoken in U.S. homes, it lifted up communities throughout Hawai‘i and their rich immigrant history.