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Sarah van Gelder is co-founder of YES! Magazine and has been its executive editor since it began publication in 1996. Her focus at YES! is on the solutions and innovations that address the most profound issues of our time.

Each issue of YES! reframes a crisis of today's world -- a broken health care system; the travesty in Iraq; excessive corporate power; global warming -- showing how a radically different approach can bring about a more just and sustainable world.

And each issue highlights the leadership coming from grassroots communities, social movements, and activists who are building a future that can work for all.

Sarah has interviewed Pete Seeger, Winona LaDuke, George Shultz, Harry Belafonte, Vandana Shiva, Chris Hedges, Danny Glover, and many other known and unknown leaders who are working to create a better world.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013     

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Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
(2 comments) Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.

Friday, August 30, 2013     

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11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria
(14 comments) Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis points out the obvious: Strike with bombs and missiles, and, whatever your intent, civilians with no involvement in the conflict -- including children and the elderly -- will be harmed. We need "all the forces on the two sides coming together to talk," she says, "rather than fighting to the last Syrian child, to resolve these wars."

Wednesday, May 15, 2013     

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Why Canada's Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us
When a new law paved the way for tar sands pipelines and other fossil fuel development on native lands, four women swore to be "idle no more." The idea took off.

Saturday, January 21, 2012     

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Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable
(3 comments) In a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of Americans said too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few rich people and large corporations. In a poll by Time Magazine, 86 percent of Americans said Wall Street and its lobbyists have too much influence in Washington.

Sunday, November 13, 2011     

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Ten Ways the Occupy Movement Changes Everything
(4 comments) Many question whether the Occupy Movement can really make a difference. The truth is that it is already changing everything. Here's how.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011     

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10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement

Tuesday, June 1, 2010     

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Six Things to Do Now About the BP Gulf Disaster
(4 comments) Despair is a waste of time! Six things to do to make a difference with the Gulf disaster.