Tag Archives: YES! Magazine

Sarah Van Gelder | Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is

van Gelder: In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.

▶ Darth Vader’s Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims

The public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline opened on Wednesday. This video is the comment from California-based climate group Movement Generation. Published on Feb 5, 2014 When Keystone XL’s top job recruiter comes to town, he reveals just what jobs the controversial oil pipeline would really create. Oil executives like to claim that the […]

▶ Democracy Now! Looking Back: A Year of Struggles on Climate, Education & Marriage Equality Inspire Hope for 2014

Published on Dec 31, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – On the last day of 2013, we look back on some of the many signs of hope that emerged on issues ranging from economic equality to LGBT rights to climate justice. With all the bad news that came this year, there were many encouraging displays of a shifting public consciousness […]

Sarah van Gelder: Peace Pushes Back – How the People Won Out (For Now)

“People want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”—President Dwight D. Eisenhower  In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria? by Sarah van Gelder  Originally […]

Frances Moore Lappe> Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?

Feelings of fear and powerlessness are driving the cycle of violence that surrounds us. To change that, we need to recognize that we need each other to thrive as individuals. by Frances Moore Lappé  posted Apr 18, 2013  yesmagazine.org Photo by Paul Nicholson. In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want […]