Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck — and his own fans.
“I’m a volunteer at Maitri, the only remaining AIDS hospice in San Francisco,” writes Lisa Katayama. “Once a week, I hang out with its 15 residents, run errands for them, and — sometimes — sit at their bedsides as they go through the process of dying. I do it because I like to face my fears, and death is the one thing that I fear the most.”
“A world fit for children.” Would you vote for that?” asks Raffi Cavoukian, the famous singer-songwriter who is championing a global movement to put children’s rights at the center of our collective decisions.
When my boyfriend tells Americans he’s dating a Swedish girl, eyebrows invariably rise. Women flutter a smile, and an “Oh,” tinged with disapproval. Men whoop “Way to go!” and wink suggestively. If American pop culture is to be trusted, a Swedish girl is: blonde, big-breasted, willing, kinky, slutty.
A writer remembers a girl she was unkind to in school — and wishes she could say “I’m sorry.”
This insightful article from Yes! Magazine explores how online activism can help us understand how real change is made.
The experiences of our ancestors offer us wisdom for surviving today’s crises.
April Dávila wondered what it would take to cut the GMO giant out of her family’s life. She found that it was far more entrenched than she’d ever realized.
From socks to cars to skills, how sharing and swapping gives you more.
David Korten’s 1995 bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, was a key document in building the anti-globalization movement. In the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown, he wrote Agenda for a New Economy, a critique of the overwhelming influence of Wall Street on economic policy, which has resulted in a political system that serves, not the many, but the very wealthy few. Now, Korten is back with a strategy for taking back our political and economic systems and using them to create localized, community-controlled economies that foster the things we really need.