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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.

What Battlestar Galactica Can Teach Us About the Militarization of Police What Battlestar Galactica Can Teach Us About the Militarization of Police
by Christopher Zumski Finke
“There’s a reason you separate the military and the police. One fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre Smith
The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It When Personal Boundaries Get Fuzzy … Sometimes It's Worth It
by Shannon Hayes
No matter what age we are, the challenge of telling others "no" never really goes away.
America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality America Keeps People Poor On Purpose: A Timeline of Choices We've Made to Increase Inequality
How four decades of lobbying and legislation gave corporations dominion over our economy—and eroded the American middle class.
Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
by Dean Paton
Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op Video: Inside America's Largest Worker-Owned Co-op
What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.
"We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson "We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson
by Liz Pleasant
The goal is to raise enough money to send 500 treatments for tear gas exposure to support protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know) Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia Funes
Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather  in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
by Adam Kerby
These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker Pros and Cons of "Normal" Jobs from The Radical Homemaker
by Shannon Hayes
"There are times when I question whether I was a fool to walk away from a conventional career."
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Moore
“What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
by Alexis Goldstein
Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.
Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion Tractors, Ritual Baths, and Dismantling Racism: Welcome to Black and Latino Farmers Immersion
by Leah Penniman
The program brings together training in topics such as soil chemistry and farm planning with a deep analysis of how racism has divorced people of color from the land.
How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty How America's Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of Poverty
by Laura Flanders
Cooperative Home Care Associates' 2,300 workers enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffman
For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
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