Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

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.
The Importance of Meditating Even When You’re Happy
by Richard J. Davidson
Think of it as preventative medicine for the likely event of stress.
How to Get Your Head in This Moment
by Jim Shultz
This is not the first time forward progress has ended in a right-wing regime. And the past has plenty of lessons for how to go forward effectively.
Keep Your Spirits Up: You Can’t Resist Trump When You’re Tired and Sad
by Colin Beavan
We must take care of ourselves in a way that ensures our compassion is not drained away.
Standing Rock Eviction Countdown: Will You Keep Fighting With Us?
by Kelly Hayes
Our people will continue to resist in and beyond this moment, as this is but one front in the wars being waged against us.
My Desperate Search for Environmentally Friendly Underwear
by Eben Bein
The apparel and textile industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. But can consumers shape a greener fashion industry with our shopping choices?
This Organic Food Company Doesn’t Discriminate Against Ex-Offenders—It Seeks Them Out
by Olivia Anderson
Lancaster Food Company searches for job applicants who need help getting back on their feet. So far, not one has quit.
20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
by Nina M. Flores
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
How Creative Repurposing of Industrial Scrap Is Holding Off a Neighborhood’s Gentrification
by Amanda Abrams
25-year old Scrap Exchange partners with Durham, North Carolina, residents to build an innovative arts district.
Sheriffs Refuse to Send Troops to Standing Rock as Public Outrage and Costs Mount
by Jenni Monet
North Dakota is stretched thin in its battle to protect the Dakota Access pipeline construction: Costs are nearing $15 million, and police reinforcements are diminishing.
From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock
by Jane Braxton Little
How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.
How Comfort Food Is Getting Me Through These Rough Post-Election Days
by Erin Sagen
I’ve learned that when we’re vulnerable, when we’re unsure about the world and our place in it, food is the way back home.