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.

How to Handle a Toxic Relationship
by Christine Carter
When a relationship is causing you stress and suffering, follow these five steps to find peace for yourself.
Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice
by Mark Trahant
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.
Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline
by Valerie Schloredt
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide
by David Korten
Forget the GDP, it’s time for our leaders to pay attention to metrics that matter.
How Photography Shapes Our View of Native Americans
by Jacqueline Keeler
Using an early photographic process, one photographer hopes to draw a line connecting what happened to the Dakota people in Mankato, Minnesota, 155 years ago and what is happening today to the Dakota/Lakota standing up to a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline.
Philadelphia’s Alternative to Gentrification Spreads Opportunity to All Corners
by Jay Walljasper
Stark boundaries—rich vs. poor, black and brown vs. white—begin to break down as people share parks, trails, libraries, nature centers, and other gathering places.
Why Young People Need Diverse Books
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
All children need to see inspiring, courageous characters–who look like them–in literature.
What Japanese Internment Taught Us About Standing Up for Our Neighbors
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
First, we must demand justice for ourselves. Second, those who have privilege and power must intervene for those without.
How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists
by Chuck Collins
Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era.
Trump White House vs. “House of Cards” White House
by Mark Rahner
Binge-watchers of the new season will find it’s hard to be shocked by the usual Underwood White House treachery and corruption.
Zoot Suits: A Fashion Movement that Sparked Mexican American Resistance
by Angela Fichter
This June marks the 74th anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots, a series of weeklong race riots that swept Los Angeles in the summer of 1943. The spirit lives on today.
Robert Reich: Don’t Slow Down on Impeachment
by Robert Reich
The three previous presidential impeachment inquiries rested on less evidence of obstruction of justice than is already publicly known about Trump.
What Democracy Looks Like When You Have to Disagree With Your Neighbors
by Shannon Hayes
As much as I dislike and distrust our current national administration, I also deeply value community harmony.
Why We Are Driven to Search for the Truth
by Robert Jensen
It’s something we struggle to see more clearly, to realize day to day, to make more real in our lives. And that’s always messy business.
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library.