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.

Michael Pollan on Food Policy
Listen to Michael Pollan on Food Policy on KUOW's Weekday. 54 minutes
The End of Poverty? :: Film Trailer
500 years after imperial globalization began, have we achieved the end of poverty?
The Greenhorns :: Film Trailer
America's young farmers show promising signs of an agricultural revival.
Emmanuel Jal :: War Child
Riz Khan of Al Jazeera talks to young Sudanese hip-hop singer and activist Emmanuel Jal. Through a lot of luck and determination, he managed to turn his life around from the brutality of a child soldier, becoming one of Africa's hottest music stars.
Percy Schmeiser vs. Monsanto
The story of the lawsuit of Monsanto vs. Percy Schmeiser.
White House Food Gardens
This video is part of Kitchen Gardeners International's Eat the View! campaign to convert part of the White House lawn into an edible landscape.
Tim DeChristopher Disrupts Utah Oil Bid
by Tim DeChristopher
Tim DeChristopher talks to Amy Goodman about how he stopped the auctioning of drilling rights in pristine Utah wilderness.
How to Improve Your Democracy Using the Internet
by Tom Steinberg
The future of democracy is in "technologies that empower and uplift, not depersonalize and degrade," says Tom Steinberg, founder of
Israeli Soldiers Refuse to Serve in Gaza
At this January 8th, 2009 protest in Tel Aviv, concientious objectors speak out.
A New America in the Making
by Grace Lee Boggs
While the Obama administration in D.C. is doing its best to resuscitate a dying economic system, people on the ground have begun to create another America…
The Speech President Obama Should Deliver… But Won't
by David Korten
David Korten's new book outlines an agenda to bring into being a new economy—locally based, community oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all. In this extract Korten offers a version of the economic address to the nation he wishes Barack Obama were able to deliver.
Fran Korten's Friendship with Obama's Mother :: Chapter 2
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten lived in Indonesia, where she worked with Barack Obama's mother Ann Soetoro at the Ford Foundation. Here she shares stories of their friendship with Amy Goodman at Democracy Now!
Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It
by David Korten
"Let Wall Street corporations and their phantom wealth machine slip into the abyss… Devote our public resources to building and strengthening Main Street businesses and financial institutions devoted to creating real wealth in service to their local communities."
Bait Cartoon
"No! Wait for the euro, boys!" Caption submitted by Alane Cameron Miles.
David Korten on Democracy Now! Chapter 3
by David Korten
As President Barack Obama reveals more details of his $825 billion economic stimulus plan, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to David Korten about his new book: Agenda for a New Economy.