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.

Call for Submissions: Debt, Power, and Life After Loans
Rolling Jubilee, debtors unions, underwater mortgages, and more: We're about to dive deep into debt. Send us your pitches by April 13!
This Activist Went to Prison for the Climate. Now He Wants Churches To Take Moral Leadership
by Tim DeChristopher
The movements that persevere are those that find a form of hope, even in dark times.
Climate Scientists Are for Real—Video Project Shows They’re Parents, Neighbors, Just Like You
by A.C. Shilton
The project offers climate scientists a chance to speak to the public for themselves.
"Shame Cannot Survive Empathy": Monica Lewinsky Was the Internet's First Victim. Here's How She Bounced Back
by Lindsey Weedston
In 1998, the brutal public shaming Lewinsky underwent was an online phenomenon we'd never seen before. Today, it's a growing trend that can only be curbed by compassion.
Wendell Berry on Climate Change: To Save the Future, Live in the Present
by Wendell Berry
In this selection from his new book, the poet and farmer Wendell Berry connects the dangers of the future to a failure to live fully in the here and now.
How to Become a Citizen Eater: A Trip Behind the Labels of Your Ethical Cup of Coffee
by Rachael Stoeve
Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
A March Madness Makeover: 5 Ways to Bring Fairness Into College Basketball
by Christopher Zumski Finke
March Madness is now a bigger cash cow than the Super Bowl, but in college sports the only people not getting a piece of the billion-dollar pie are the players.
Why “Broad City” Is the Perfect Comedy for the Student Debt Generation
by Kate Aronoff
The Comedy Central show allows millennials of a specific demographic—and even those outside of it—to laugh at the situation the 1 percent has handed them.
Depaving Cities, Undamming Rivers—Here’s How We’re Undoing the Damage
by Diane Brooks
All around the United States, people are stepping up to help a damaged planet heal.
7 Myths About Housewives, Debunked
by Lindsey Weedston
Are housewives less ambitious than career women? Are they bad feminists? Read on to go beyond the stereotypes.
This Marine Biologist Taught at Occupy Camps. Now She’s Written Curriculum to Inspire Students to Action.
by Morgan Wright
Middle school and high school students constantly hear about the many challenges our society faces—from fracking to police shootings to corporatization. What they don’t hear enough about is what they can do to make their world better.
Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya
by Raúl Carrillo
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up.
3 Rad Vegan Chefs Share Their Inspiration (and Recipes!)
by Miles Schneiderman, Peter D'Auria
And agree that healthy, sustainable cooking can still be delicious and enjoyed by all.
Photo Contest: One Earth Community, One Common Destiny
by Jing Fong
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the launching of the Earth Charter. YES! Magazine is a sponsor of the #ECplus15 photo contest organized by Earth Charter International. Submit your photo by Earth Day, April 22!
Do Corporations Really Need More Rights? Why Fast Track for the TPP Is a Bad Idea
by David Korten
We can have democracy and a prosperous, just, and sustainable human future. Or we can have corporate rule. We cannot have both.