Most Recent Articles - YES!

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Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality
by Fran Korten
Author Chuck Collins discusses growing up in the 1 percent, his unusual approach to fighting economic inequality, and what progressives need to do in a Trump administration.
They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back
by Anuradha Sengupta
When a governmental effort to encourage cash crops threatened their food security and native land, India’s indigenous families came together to revive their traditional food systems.
The Real Standing Rock Victory Is This: “Inevitable” Is Not What It Used to Be
by Mark Trahant
The whole pipeline fiasco was a more appropriate story for the 19th century instead of the 21st. Now, the timing is ideal for a new beginning: #HealNorthDakota
The Numbers That Tell the Story of This Standing Rock Victory
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The Army Corps announced Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will be rerouted. Here are the numbers that show what lies ahead.
8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth Svoboda
Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
Voters Win More Solar Energy Options Despite Opposition From Big Energy
by Adam Lynch
Corporate-backed utilities have quashed solar initiatives for years, but residents fought back.
7 Ways to Make an Even Bigger Impact When You Divest From DAPL
by Colby Devitt
Closing your bank account is just the beginning.
Is Your Bank Funding DAPL? Here’s How to Find One That Isn’t
by Gerald Mitchell
There’s an entire industry of ethically minded banks and financial institutions out there to choose from.
In Stripping Away Our Hope, Maybe Trump Has Done Us a Favor
by David Korten
The outcome of this election is a wake-up call to action. Now that we know our elected leaders will not save us, let’s get to work.
“My Whole Heart Is With You Tonight”: A Letter to the Dakota Access Front Line
by Kelly Hayes
We have survived this nation-state’s will for us because we are a fire that their water cannons cannot extinguish.
How Did I End Up a Dangerous Professor on a Watch List?
by Robert Jensen
This bullying attempt from a conservative group may easily inhibit professors across the country.
How Northwest Tribes Joined Forces to Beat Fossil Fuel Initiatives
by Terri Hansen
Their victories have been inspiring to members of the Standing Rock Sioux in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock
by Sarah van Gelder
Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
Why the “Rule of Law” Is a Powerful Idea for Standing Rock
by Mark Trahant
Although the governor cites the rule of law in his eviction order, the Sioux have this: the Constitution’s Article 6, declaring “treaties as the Supreme Law of the Land.”
Introducing Our Next Executive Director
by Fran Korten
After an exhaustive five-month search, we've found a new executive director for YES! Magazine.