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.

Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses to Block a Pipeline—and Reclaim Nomadic Traditions
by Janice Cantieri
The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture.
Where You Can Still Hear Stories of the Palestinian Expulsions 70 Years Ago
by Shaima Shamdeen
On Twitter, #MyNakbaStory allows descendants of the 700,000 exiled during the formation of Israel to honor their past—and continue their protests.
If a Queer Woman of Color Can Check Her Wealth Privilege, So Can You
by Iimay Ho
Wealth accumulation has its roots in stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen lives. But you can organize other privileged people with compassion.
After Centuries of Housing Racism, a Southern City Gets Innovative
by Adam Lynch
In Jackson, Mississippi, community land trusts are key to fair and affordable development.
Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan
by Shaima Shamdeen
It’s a holiday intended for introspection and community, something Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit from.
How Cuba’s Women Farmers Kept Everyone Fed
by Trina Moyles
“I wake up early, I spend all day on the farm, working hard, managing the workers, planting, harvesting, selling, teaching—I do all of this out of love.”
Twelve and Out of Time
by Patrisse Khan-Cullers, Asha bandele
Childhood ends when a black child is criminalized.
Rejection of Gerrymandering in Ohio Suggests the U.S. Wants Fairer Elections
by Fran Korten
In both red states and blue states, steps are underway to limit how much districts can be drawn for partisan advantage.
Dear Jeff Bezos, Let’s Talk About Your Money and How It Can Actually Benefit the Planet
by David Korten
An invitation to the wealthiest man in the world to consider putting Earth ahead of space.
What Really Helps the Unemployed Find Full-Time Jobs
by Amanda Abrams
Social safety net programs need more money, not less, for a work requirement program to succeed.
For Young Professionals, Rural Towns Are Doing What Cities Can’t
by Debra Utacia Krol
Low housing prices, good school systems, and friendly neighbors make small-town living an appealing option for young people—but is it for everybody?
How a University and a Tribe Are Teaming Up to Revive a Lost Language
by Mary Annette Pember
At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity. The project was decades in the making.
The High School Where Learning to Farm Is a Graduation Requirement
by Mary Ann Lieser
The nation’s first USDA-certified organic campus integrates farm work and food production into every aspect of student life.
Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can
by Chris Winters
People are looking beyond traditional boundaries to find housing that works for them.
Agroecology Is Becoming A Global Movement. But Where Does the U.S. Fit In?
by Antonio Roman-Alcalá
If there’s one thing the American food movement could learn from the global movement for agroecology, it’s that movements move government policy, not the other way around.