A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
Daniel Agnew, Melanie Andrade, and Jabari Mickles are members of a group that occupied Florida’s capitol building after the Zimmerman acquittal.
The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
For a few short days at the Allied Media Conference, change makers immerse themselves in the world they’d like to live in.
The AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, Working America, is expanding its work online and off.
As NSA-reporting blogger Glenn Greenwald comes under fire from some media outlets, social media users show solidarity through absurd humor.
This is the largest expansion of community radio in U.S. history. It’s also the biggest—and maybe the last—chance for grassroots groups to get on air.
Programs such as Prism would likely be used to hamper the social movements we need to tackle the biggest problems of our time.
Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is the latest state to demand that Congress step in and overturn it.
Thousands of people are sleeping in a public park to protest the actions of the Turkish government. Check out this photo essay for a view of daily life, music, and politics inside Turkey’s homegrown occupation.
What we still have to learn from the world’s favorite riot grrrls.
This weekend, people in 250 cities on 6 continents will march against meddling in the global food supply by Monsanto—the company that brought us Agent Orange, Dioxin, PCBs, and the bovine growth hormone.
A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it's the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness.
The Young Workers Committee of New York’s transit union was out on the streets in a vibrant march. This video shows the group rallying, taking over an official’s office, and using the Occupy-style “people’s mic.”
The largest march on May Day in Seattle was about immigrant families and their supporters standing together for human rights. Not to be confused with the rowdiness that took place later in the day.
Could the seaside neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy be the next big incubator for worker-owned companies?
After marching halfway across the state of Florida, members of the Immokalee Coalition of Farmworkers got fired up at a rally in front of Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Fla. Here’s some of what they had to say.
A contingent from YES! is in Denver this week for the National Conference for Media Reform, where we’ll be hosting a panel on solutions journalism. Check out the conference’s livestream here.
When Donald Trump tried to develop a stretch of pristine Scottish seaside into a golf course, the feisty local community pushed back. A new documentary film tells the story.
This week, the Supreme Court deliberates on whether to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. Forty-three years of precedent will play a key role in their decisions.
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