Most Recent Articles - YES!

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Why Fast Fashion Needs to Slow Down
by Kaya Dorey
The no-waste economy must be applied to fashion, just as it is in the food industry.
What Fossil Fuels and Factory Farms Have in Common
by Wenonah Hauter
Hint: They’re both issues of environmental injustice.
Poem: A Make-Believe Nation
by Craig Santos Perez
How can living in paradise be so hard?
A New Generation Lives a Different American Dream—And They’re Happy
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Millennials, sometimes referred to as “generation rent,” are having to get creative and find alternative housing options.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I’m Giving Up on Preventive Care
by Barbara Ehrenreich
How contemporary American medicine is testing us to death.
The Lost Indigenous Housing Designs
by Kayla DeVault
Developed over thousands of years, traditional architecture can also build climate resiliency.
The President’s Pardon of a Black Man Wasn’t About Justice
by Chris Winters
Trump’s other notable pardon was a racist sheriff. So what’s the deal?
How Weakened Fossil Fuel Regulation Hurts Small Towns
by Stephanie Malin
A growing pool of scientific evidence indicates that living near oil and gas production can endanger public health.
In Gaza, a Focus on Creating IT Jobs For Women
by Elisa Birnbaum
A social enterprise starts up in one of the world’s most difficult environments, but one bursting with human capacity.
Teaching the Holocaust Will Change After All Survivors Are Dead
by Alan Marcus
More states are requiring Holocaust and genocide education as a way of dealing with the increase in hate crimes.
“A Break from Racism”: Eighth-Grader Discusses Her Winning Essay
by Bailey Williams
This audio story was produced by YES! Media.
Stacey Abrams Wants You to Upend the Status Quo, Too
by Linda Kramer Jenning
The first Black woman candidate for governor of Georgia overcame obstacles at every turn, and laid out the road map for others to follow.
Posting Your Hike on Instagram? Now You Can Tag Your Location’s Indigenous Name
by Isabelle Morrison
This Native climber created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
When 16-Year-Olds Vote, We All Benefit
by Bill Bystricky
A lower voting age rejuvenates democracy across generations.
For Asian Immigrants, Cooperatives Came From the Home Country
by Yvonne Yen Liu
For these communities, solidarity economics have been practiced out of necessity. But there are lessons we could all learn.