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.

I Know I'm Not Alone
by Michael Franti
Michael Franti, musician and human rights worker, travels to Iraq, Palestine, and Israel to explore the human cost of war with a group of friends, some video cameras and his guitar.
The Green Long March
Check out this video of the Green Long March, China's largest youth conservation movement.
NYC Union Square Pillow Fight 2008
Feathers fly and teddies soar as we gather for a massive urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a pillow to Union Square and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Dream House
by Dee Williams
Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
Dalai Lama Renaissance
At the edge of the Millennium, the Dalai Lama invited 40 of the West's leading, most innovative thinkers in their respective fields to discuss the world's problems and how we can solve them. Fran Korten was one of them.
The Story of Stuff :: Take Action
by Annie Leonard
Many people who have seen The Story of Stuff have asked what they can do to address the problems identified in the film. There is no single simple thing to do, because the set of problems we're addressing just isn't simple. But everyone can make a difference, and the bigger your action the bigger the difference you'll make.
The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger Picture
See our YES! articles to complement The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to consider the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
YES! Picks
YES! Picks :: our musical inspiration while putting out this issue: Josh Ritter, Linda Thompson, and the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
In Review :: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
by Doug Pibel
In Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century.
In Review :: Branded!
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten reviews Michael Conroy's 'Branded! - How the 'Certification Revolution' is Transforming Global Corporations.'
In Review :: Revolutionary Jesus
by Ignacio Castuera
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Revolutionary Jesus :: Ignacio Castuera
In Review :: Climate Crisis and New Energy
by Michael Marien
YES! Magazine Book Reviews on Climate Crisis and New Energy :: Michael Marien reviews Fred Pearce's With Speed and Violence, Joseph Romm's Hell and High Water, and Greg Pahl's The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook.
Update :: Gandhian-Style Revolution
11 years ago in YES! we wrote about a visit to the headquarters of the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Today … we report on how the movement has grown: Sarvodaya is now the largest micro-credit organization in Sri Lanka.
YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo
Practical tips on the right long underwear, whether hemp really is the answer to everything, and how green is bamboo? Plus YES! Staff's favorite green gifts.
From the Publisher :: Sustainability in a Crisis
When we make choices that rely less on fossil fuels, global finance, and long supply chains and more on conservation, savings, and local production, we become less vulnerable to crises and more resilient in recovering from them. What once looked to the larger society like “hippie” behavior from the far-out fringe, now simply looks smart.