Guest Post: Madhu Suri Prakash – Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There

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A (non) + Himsa (violence) = Ahimsa Gandhi lived Ahimsa as a daily practice, waging peace to stop war and violence. His lifelong “experiments” with truth proved that truth force is more powerful than brute force. Ahimsa reveals forms of peace that extend far beyond mere absence of war. For … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Eric Michael Johnson – Survival of the … Nicest? Check Out the Other Theory of Evolution

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A century ago, industrialists like Andrew Carnegie believed that Darwin’s theories justified an economy of vicious competition and inequality. They left us with an ideological legacy that says the corporate economy, in which wealth concentrates in the hands of a few, produces the best for … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Gar Alperovitz – Marriage Equality Victories Show How Change Happens, One Step at a Time

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Editor's Note: When this article was first published in the Summer 2013 issue of YES! Magazine, we noted that marriage equality legislation had passed in nine states. In the few weeks following, laws passed in three more states—a rate that's hard to keep up with!—and we have updated the number … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Lynne Stuart Parramore – Black Ministers v. GOP: 17 Arrests as NAACP Protests Extreme Right-wing Agenda in North Carolina

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A festival of GOP gerrymandering, coupled with the uninspiring performance of Democrats in recent years, has left my home state of North Carolina in the hands of retrograde Republicans who are urged on in their mission of misery by discount store mogul Art Pope, now considered the de facto governor. … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Frances Moore Lappé – Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?

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In his book Violence, psychologist James Gilligan asked a Massachusetts prison inmate, “What do you want so badly that you would sacrifice everything in order to get it?” The inmate declared, “Pride. Dignity. Self-esteem … And I’ll kill every motherfucker in that cell block if I have to … [Read more...]