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Yes! Magazine Weekly Digest February 1, 2014

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Pete Seeger (1919-2014) RIP

Portrait of Sarah van Gelder At the YES! office, postcards from Pete Seeger are pinned up on walls. One intern answered the phone on her first day to find the call was from Pete. Through the years, he’s been one of our favorite friends and subscribers. As a remembrance, we’ve reposted my interview with him from 2008, when I had a chance to visit his house in New York’s Hudson Valley. We also posted a photo essay, from that visit.
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Pete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing?

At the age of 94, Pete Seeger has passed away. Sarah van Gelder interviewed him in 2007 on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes. READ MORE »

How a Library with No Books Could Change the Way We Read (And Bring Us Closer Together)

The Empathy Library is a new digital archive where people can point to the books, movies, and other media that help us learn to understand one another. READ MORE »

What If Winston Churchill Were Leading the Fight Against Climate Change?

“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close.” READ MORE »

Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy. Obama Calls for “Opportunity for All”: 8 Policies to Make It Happen

While the president outlined important steps forward last night, bolder steps are needed. Here are eight with the power to truly create the universal opportunity the president called for. READ MORE »

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Image courtesy Image Comics. “So My Daughter Won’t Have To”: Why Kelly Sue DeConnick Fights to Make Women Welcome in Comics

Kelly Sue DeConnick is a woman author working in the comic book industry, who’s had successful titles in both mainstream and independent forms. In this Q&A, she talks about her feminism, creativity, and her love for old-school “exploitation” movies. READ MORE »

Photo by Jeff Kraus. Growing Concern Over Japan’s Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry

The dolphin massacre depicted in the Oscar-winning film The Cove took place again this year. But the reaction to it shows a changing public mindset toward the rights of sea mammals. READ MORE »

Photo by Michael Bowman. Photo Essay: Pete Seeger’s Life on the Hudson

In December 2007, YES! editor-in-chief Sarah van Gelder interviewed Pete Seeger in his home in Beacon, New York. Seeger showed Sarah his family photo albums, his DIY solar-powered car, and, of course, a whole wall filled with banjos. READ MORE »

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At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle. WATCH »

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Pete Seeger Interview: How Can I Keep from Singing?

Reader Andzia Chmil writes, “A mighty tree—not one that overshadowed the forest, but one that gave shelter to all the smaller trees so they could grow and do the same.” READ MORE »

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