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.

What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz Hachadourian
From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia Jeffries
Organizers hope to connect today’s civil rights movements to those of the past with a week of demonstrations across the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
Nader Calls for a New 1 Percent
by Andy Lee Roth
In his latest book, the critic and activist proposes the creation and activation of a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy Snyder
Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia Jeffries
The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony Flaccavento
First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David Korten
A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?
by Fran Korten
Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What’s Up, Pussy Hat? Knitting Activists Cause Shortages of Pink Yarn
by Jennifer Luxton
In the weeks leading up to Inauguration Day and the Women’s March on Washington, a furious knitting revolution is sweeping craft baskets across the country.
Love in the Time of Trump (A Letter to My Beloved About His White Privilege)
by Simran Sethi
After the election, I initially thought the best way to show my solidarity and stay safe was to huddle with my own. But refuge can be found in many places.
Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
by Olivia Anderson, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Robert Reich: 12 Ways to Resist Trump That Only Take an Hour a Day
by Robert Reich
Including making your city a sanctuary, boycotting all Trump products, and reaching out to independents.
Utah’s New National Monument Marks Big Win for the Protection of Indigenous Cultural Sites
by Jacqueline Keeler
By permanently protecting an area rich in indigenous cultural history, Obama has shown that some things are worth more than money.
Standing Rock and the Return of the Nonviolent Campaign
by George Lakey
There’s something even better than electoral politics and one-off protests when mobilizing citizen power.