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.

Debate Watching 101
by League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters’ Debate Watching Tools include Debate Watching 101, How to Judge a Candidate, and a candidate scorecard. Watching a debate is more exciting as a group. So, gather your students and be part of history!
The Power of Youth
by Heather Box
League of Young Voters' Heather Boxer is a huge believer in the right and responsibility to vote—and the power of young people to change this country. This is Heather's story.
Quote :: Ernest Hello
“There are those who would quickly love each other if once they were to speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls were only separated by phantoms and delusions.” Ernest Hello
Whose Bailout? Put Main Street Before Wall Street Whose Bailout? Put Main Street Before Wall Street
by David Korten
Main Street is the world of local businesses and working people engaged in producing and exchanging real goods and services—a world of real wealth. Wall Street as it now exists is a world of pure money in which the sole game is to use money to make money for people who have money.
Readers Forum
Readers letters from the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine: 'Purple America.' Topics include No to Nuclear Fuel
Clothesline Cartoon
"When they said "wash and wear" I think they meant at the same time!" Caption submitted by Christine Wagner.
2008 Climate Convergences
by Brian Sloan
Between July 10th and August 24th seven climate convergences, confluences, and camps took place in Canada, the United States, Australia and Germany.
Equality Ride
by Adam Britt, Amanda Harris
LGBT road trip breaks through stereotypes. Get the inside scoop from the 2007 Equality Rides.
WTO Photo Quiz
by Kevin Sharp
Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film. You might be surprised by what's real and what's not
The Inuit of Nunavut
by John Hasyn
John Hasyn's photo essay on daily life among the Inuit of Nunavut, in northern Canada.
Life in Iran
by Arash Shiva
Arash Shiva's beautiful photographs of daily life in Iran, taken in Fall 2007.
Great Bear Rainforest
by Tim Ennis
Tim Ennis' beautiful photographs reveal the landscape, biodiversity and indigenous cultures of the temperate rainforests of the British Columbia coast.
In Iran with Rick Steves
by Abdi Sami
In March of 2008 Rick Steves travelled to Iran to produce a travel documentary on the country and its people. Rick's intention was to put a human face on the people behind the headlines about Iran. Here are photos and stories from the team's ten days of traveling.
Peace Corps in Paraguay
by Justin Mog, Amanda Fuller
Peace Corps volunteers Justin Mog and Amanda Fuller were dispatched to an impoverished community in rural Paraguay, where they launched a seed bank, which loans tree, vegetable, and alternative crop seeds.
Life in Liberia
by Christopher Herwig
Christopher Herwig's lense on Liberia.