Sarah van Gelder

Sarah van Gelder is co-founder and executive editor of YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. She is also editor of the new book: "This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement."

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:30am
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
On the morning of December 19, 2008, Tim DeChristopher woke up knowing he would somehow protest an auction of oil and gas leases on federal lands in Utah’s red rock country. How he would make his views known, though, was a mystery. When an official at the auction asked him if he was there to bid on...
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:43am
Obama Calls for "Opportunity for All": 8 Policies to Make It Happen
As expected, President Obama made economic opportunity a centerpiece of his State of the Union message on Tuesday. He even took a small step forward by announcing a $10.10 minimum wage for employees of federal contractors.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:26pm
How Can I Keep From Singing
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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 6:58am
10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, the strongest storm ever recorded on land. It killed more than 6,000 people and affected millions. But it was just one of the 39 weather-related disasters costing $1 billion or more in 2013.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
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
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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 9:05am
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's approval of military force in Syria makes military strikes against that country more likely. But key questions remain unanswered. Will military strikes help ordinary Syrians or harm them? Will more violence deter the use of chemical weapons and other war crimes in Syria and elsewhere, or exacerbate the problem?
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Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 9:20am
Climate Change is Happening but We can Meet the Challenge
The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere just hit 400ppm," I told Alex, my 23-year-old son, as we were catching up on news. "So that's it, huh?" he asked.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:21am
The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy
Our little group of a dozen families was running out of time.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 7:31am
Obama Inaugurates Renewed Energy on Climate Change
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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:43am
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
While the Earth didn’t end on December 21, 2012, the year’s end was marked by a new awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis. Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the preciousness and fragility of life on Earth. That and other cultural shifts are setting the stage for significant change in the year ahead. Nine key trends tell the story:
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