#Resistance Is Working!

Reposted from Betsy Taylor.  For everyone who believed in #resist, congrats on helping with the following successful efforts. Because of you: 1. Federal hiring freeze is reversed for VA (Veteran Affairs). 2. Federal judge imposes temporary nationwide halt to Trump’s travel ban. 3. Green card holders can get back in country after massive airport protests and litigation efforts. Iraq war vets were part… Read More #Resistance Is Working!

After the Big Marches, How to Bring the Revolution Home

As the Trump regime rolls out, the need for building local power becomes startlingly clear. The Women’s March on Saturday was amazing and historic. But after the big events are over, how do we continue the momentum? Huge demonstrations are important, especially to reviving our spirits, but to make real change, we’ll need to build power where… Read More After the Big Marches, How to Bring the Revolution Home

Five Seeds of Hope from 2016 that Can Get Us Through the Trump Years

It was a year blown up by the election results. There are now two very different 2016’s—the one before and the one after we learned that Donald Trump would become president of the United States. Before Nov. 8, most assumed that Hillary Clinton would be elected and would lead the nation more or less in… Read More Five Seeds of Hope from 2016 that Can Get Us Through the Trump Years

How Standing Rock Is Changing Us

The Standing Rock uprising is expanding minds and opening hearts, and teaching thousands about ways of life that put the sacredness of life first. At the Oceti Sakowin camp there were celebrations into the night when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision was announced. Fireworks lit up the sky, which is normally dominated by police searchlights,… Read More How Standing Rock Is Changing Us

THE REVOLUTION WHERE YOU LIVE Launches in January 2017

Media Kit FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Gleason, 206-931-2613, sgleason@yesmagazine.org or Sarah van Gelder Publication Date: January 2017, Berrett Koehler The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey through a New America by Sarah van Gelder, Cofounder of YES! Magazine Foreword by Danny Glover The Revolution Where You Live couldn’t have come at a better time. If Woody… Read More THE REVOLUTION WHERE YOU LIVE Launches in January 2017

Chaotic Times: Why They Are Both Frightening and Generative

I wrote this piece in the first issue of YES! Magazine published in early 1997. Maybe even more relevant today? There are times in history when two eras—with their respective world views, cultural patterns, and predominant means of livelihood—run in parallel. One may be exhausting itself while the other is still in its infancy. This… Read More Chaotic Times: Why They Are Both Frightening and Generative