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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.

These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
by Joseph Boutilier
From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement
by Nathan Schneider
“We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
“Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure “Nature Deficit Disorder” Is Making Us Sick—But These “Bioneers” Believe They Have the Cure
by Ruairí McKiernan
In this interview, the founder of the Bioneers conference talks about what he’s learned in 25 years of bringing thinkers together.
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need” Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
by Sarah van Gelder
Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
by Michael Donley
Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says
by Nafeez Ahmed
New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.
Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy Video: A Bear and Fox Show Why Empathy Brings Us Closer than Sympathy
Empathy involves a deeper connection than sympathy does, and often means sharing a bit of emotional vulnerability.
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa
There was more to #FloodWallStreet than a guy in a polar bear suit getting arrested. Here’s a gallery of lesser-known moments from the day’s events.
West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive
by Erin L. McCoy
The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
by Dean Baker
A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
by Victoria Law
These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
Workers in Maine Buy Out Their Jobs, Set an Example for the Nation Workers in Maine Buy Out Their Jobs, Set an Example for the Nation
by Rob Brown, Noemi Giszpenc, Brian Van Slyke
For the new worker-owners of the Island Employee Cooperative, the transformation into a co-op will create profound changes in their lives.
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
by Jim Shultz
The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
How Money Equals College and College Equals Money How Money Equals College and College Equals Money
by YES! Editors
Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination Melting “Future” Statue Captures a City’s Imagination
“By the end of the day The Future will be reduced to a puddle of melt water. But hundreds of people will have engaged with it: touched it, photographed it, talked about it, posted or tweeted about it.”

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