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.

Trump Played to Anger, but We Don’t Have to Fall for Divide and Conquer
by David Korten
We've been pitted against each other for too long. Now is the time to come together to fix our corrupt political systems.
A Healthier Democracy Starts Right Where You Live
by Andy Lee Roth
The documentary “We the People 2.0” looks at why the rights of neighborhoods and cities are essential to building a better world.
Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.
“This Is the Right Thing to Do”: Energy CEO on Ending Leases to Drill Near Blackfeet Nation
by Michael J. Dax
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana's Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
Why the Founding Fathers Gave Too Much Power to the Supreme Court
by Emelyn Lybarger and Ben Price
What We the People lost when the Constitution gave monarchical power to a small band of unelected people in robes.
A Last Resort That Might Work: Small Town Votes In Community Bill of Rights to Ban Fracking
by Jaime Alfaro
Opposing a pipeline, residents in Waterville, Ohio, passed a new law to protect their right to clean air, water, and soil.
No “Victories,” No “Defeats”: Watch Your Words If You Value Social Change
by Arun Gupta
Taking a lesson from Standing Rock, we must be careful with language while working toward progress in the Trump years.
From Goat Farms to Parenting Classes: Immigrants Find Support Across U.S.
by Liza Bayless, Kim Eckart, Araz Hachadourian
Five states where communities are ensuring immigrant rights and wellness.
What Happens After a Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval? Anger, Then Strategy
by Cam Fenton
In a moment like this, direct action needs to call attention to a moral crisis that demands intervention, much like what we're seeing at Standing Rock.
It Was a Blighted City Block. But This Woman Is Turning It Into a Solar-Powered Ecovillage
by Zenobia Jeffries
Detroit-area resident Shamayim Harris bought several properties and is now converting them into sustainable community spaces for education, wellness, and economic development.
How Standing Rock Has Changed Us
by Sarah van Gelder
As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
In Conservative States, 2 Cities (and a Church) Helped LGBT Rights Gain Ground
by Liza Bayless, Araz Hachadourian
From Idaho to Georgia, people found ways to offer sanctuary and legal protection.
When Fighting Wildfires Does More Harm Than Good
by Jennifer Luxton, Stephen Miller
Suppressing fires breaks the natural cycle of life and death crucial to forest health.
Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality
by Fran Korten
Author Chuck Collins discusses growing up in the 1 percent, his unusual approach to fighting economic inequality, and what progressives need to do during a Trump administration.
They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back
by Anuradha Sengupta
When a governmental effort to encourage cash crops threatened their food security and native land, India’s indigenous families came together to revive their traditional food systems.