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.

Financiando la Esperanza
by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Pnanjali Mascarenhas
How Films Can Inspire Us to Action
A special YES! Magazine graphic showing how to use documentaries to inspire activism.
Documentaries: Ready, Set ... Action
by Joseph Huff-Hannon
Documentaries could be just another form of entertainment. But some activists and filmmakers are teaming up to use film to change the world.
Building an Economy Based on Trust
by Ted White
Ted White shows how we can initiate ways to believe in and trust, rather than fear, each other. Let's start a trust-based economy.
In Oaxaca, Women Rise
by John Gibler
Putting their personal lives on hold, women in the Mexican state of Oaxaca helped shut down the government, took over a TV station, and stood up to police violence.
Yes. We're Ready: Human Rights Advocacy
by Larry Cox, Dorothy Thomas
Human rights are a powerful tool to break barriers, unite people in common cause, and show us the way to justice within and beyond our borders. Activists across the country are defining a new patriotism.
Mere Justice
by Jesse Wegman
The drive to punishment is making us forget that prisoners have a right to be heard.
Education, by Rights
by Liz Sullivan, Cecilia Blewer
Teach the Children: How do we build a school system that serves the needs of all students? Human rights provides a solid foundation.
Who's Afraid of Economic Rights?
by Carol Estes
Invisible Rights: We'll protect your right to vote. But not to eat. Economic human rights are in the Universal Declaration, but not in the U.S.
Check Your Rights at the Border
by Justin Akers Chacon
Economic globalization is driving workers north. They increasingly leave their rights at the border.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
In 1948, the world agreed on rights that belong to everyone. This Magna Carta for humanity sets a high bar that few governments clear.
We Can Turn it Around
by Doug Pibel
The U.S. led the world on human rights. As it loses its way, we're the ones to bring it back.
Abraham a sus Descendientes: "¡Basta ya!"
by Sarah van Gelder
Una mesa redonda con Sarah van Gelder: un rabino, un pastor y un imán, reunidos por el 9/11 y lo que siguió, descubren nuevas profundidades espirituales a partir de su diálogo y amistad.
En los Negocios por la Vida
by Judy Wicks
La propietaria del Café Perro Blanco nos describe la construcción de un negocio... y un movimiento nacional.
La Economía de la Vida Equilibrada
by Regina Gregory
Una economía que funcionó para los Isleños del Pacífico durante miles de años tiene algo que enseñarnos sobre como vivir hoy.