Inside Our Spring Issue YES! Magazine Issue 61, Spring 2012
Where the infamous Citizens United Supreme Court decision came from and how to overturn it.
by Jeffrey D. Clements
PLUS PHOTO ESSAY
Portraits of a nascent society.
For corporations, paying for policy is still the best investment around.
by Doug Pibel
PLUS: "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
-Alice Walker: Download the quote poster.
How people power stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline.
by Madeline Ostrander
PLUS VIDEO: Bill McKibben: "The Biggest Fight of Our Time": In which one of the world's best-known climate activists gets personal about the enormous task of saving our planet.
Before there was Occupy, thousands of nurses were already taking on Wall Street to demand a financial transaction tax.
by Sarah Anderson
The state's progressive health care model has already bolstered campaigns in more than 20 other places.
by Amy Gluckman
... and other legal tools to hold corporations accountable to our laws.
by Robert Weissman
"Social security is broke," and other scare tactics.
by Lisa Graves
by Doug Pibel
Keeping freedom of speech alive on the Internet.
by Joseph Torres
PLUS VIDEO: A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom: Why we must fight for our online rights-before they're sold, legislated, and programmed away.
Citizens take over the power in a bid to kick coal.
by Valerie Schloredt
WEB ONLY: For hundreds of years, he's fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
by Paul Buhle
What we can do right now to strengthen our democracy.
by Brooke Jarvis
Cities, churches, and universities take their money away from Wall Street.
by Rebecca Leisher
PLUS VIDEO: A Separation of Church and Bank
Why one San Diego church said goodbye to their bank-and took $3 million dollars with them.
WEB ONLY: Want to break up with your bank?
Debit or credit? How to keep your money out of corporate clutches.
WEB ONLY: 5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
Concerned about Wall Street's devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself-the most local investment of all.
How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money.
by Sven Eberlein
PLUS VIDEO: 5 Acts of Creative Disruption
From mic checks in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to flash mobs at Target, expressing dissent has never been more colorful.
Instead of fighting corporations, reinvent them. When companies are owned by workers and the community-instead of Wall Street financiers-everything changes.
by Marjorie Kelly
PLUS PHOTO ESSAY: California's New Triple Bottom Line
Best in the world? Try best for the world: The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation