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.

Video: The Land Dispute That Pit 10,000 Villagers Against a Timber Company
by Nicky Milne
Norwegian company Green Resources has planted about 160 square miles of forest across East Africa. But it has cost thousands of Ugandans their homes and livelihoods.
Finally, Jobs That Work for Parenting
by Anne Miller
Right now I’m not worried about the glass ceiling. For now, with a young child, I’m embracing freelance work.
What’s at Stake: Watch the Clinton-Trump Debate with YES! Magazine
by James Trimarco
Use the hashtag #HighStakesNov8 to live tweet the debate with us.
Strangers Become Family at This Multigenerational Housing Project
by Kim Eckart
A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.
How to Raise an Environmentalist
by Jill Suttie
Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future.
A Subzero Winter Is Coming to Standing Rock—Here’s Their Plan
by Michael J. Dax
The camps are preparing to keep the Dakota Access pipeline blockade going strong—keeping resolve firm, spirits high, and thousands of bodies warm.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Bill McKibben
A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any one of 38 banks.
When They Shot Terence Crutcher, This Time I Watched
by Zenobia Jeffries
Now I see that nothing can guarantee my son’s safety if he encounters police. That’s a hard thing for a mother. But it should be a hard thing for everyone.
How You Can Support Standing Rock
by Thane Maxwell
This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.
Want National Security? Dismantle the War Machine
by David Korten
A military response to violence creates more violence. For real security, we need to stop climate change and work toward shared prosperity.
Advising My Laid-Off Mom About Freelance Work
by Giulia Pines
The economy has changed from many single-track, steady careers into workers who thrive on one-off gigs and “projects.” But when you’re over 60 and overqualified, how do you find a job?
A Mom’s Plea for Library Books Brought in 15,000—And Transformed Her Small Town
by Jane Braxton Little
Lit lovers from all over the country—including authors Sherman Alexie and Neil Gaiman—sent books to reopen the rural school library.
10 Photos That Show the Magnificent Light Shining on Standing Rock
by Josue Rivas
Despite all the news of pipeline regulation, court appeals, and activist arrests, Native photographer Josue Rivas reminds us that it is actually a peaceful place.
The Big Lie Going Around About a Tribe, a Pipeline, And Too Much Federal Regulation
by Mark Trahant
Those with something to gain from the Dakota Access pipeline want us to believe the energy company is an overburdened victim.