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.

On a Remote Homestead, the Work You Do Is Not Just a Job—It’s Your Life
by Olga Kreimer
Far from the 9-to-5, the work of building community can be a challenge when the cash economy is less relevant and volunteer workers are just passing through.
How Far Will North Dakota Go to Get This Pipeline?
by Mark Trahant
The militarized response is escalating, Dakota Access construction is accelerating. To be clear: North Dakota is acting as trustee for the company, using what it considers the powers of state to make this project so.
President Clinton? 4 Big Battle Lines for Pushing Her to the Left
by Arun Gupta
Now is the time to envision truly progressive Clinton Administration policies on health care, immigration, student debt, and climate change. And movement leaders are gearing up.
What to Do When Domestic Abuse Is Financial, Too
by Zenobia Jeffries
Millions of people suffer domestic violence, which can often involve economic abuse. But there are ways to break out of those relationships.
Why a Talking Puppet Is Teaching Kids an Endangered Language
by Tristan Ahtone
Half of indigenous languages worldwide are expected to disappear by the next century. Can children’s television programming curb that?
A Realistic Look at What a Clinton Landslide Would Do
by Mark Trahant
One hint at what’s to come is found in the data of early voting. And so far, it’s good news for Democrats—especially Native American candidates.
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
by Wenonah Hauter
In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Why Would Police Arrest a Woman for Biking to Work?
by YES! Staff
Overwhelmed by the expenses of driving, this single mom became a bike commuter so she could keep her job and support her family. Then things got weird.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David Korten
The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
by WeAreTwitter
The #WeAreTwitter movement wants users to buy Twitter as co-owners and show Wall Street how a business should be run.
Labor Leaders Support the Dakota Access Pipeline—But This Native Union Member Doesn’t
by Brooke Anderson
Some of the biggest unions have denounced the water protectors. But critical voices have been missing from the conversation: those of indigenous union members themselves.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris Farrell
We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Calling All Climate Activists: “Go Out and Get Yourself in Some Holy Trouble”
by Valerie Schloredt
After activists launched a strike shutting off the flow of tar sands oil across the U.S. this week, a movement leader calls for more faith-based direct action.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa Hellmann
Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
What? Army Corps Suddenly Decides Coal Trains Won’t Harm Salmon-Filled Columbia River
by Mark Trahant
The next Standing Rock is the Longview Millennium coal export facility. Water protectors know coal dust is like a pipeline accident that happens daily.