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.

People We Love
People We Love: Kelydra Weckler, Reverend Todd Eklof, Lauren Jacobs, Corbin Harney
Signs of Life
Signs of Life: Small Stories about Big Change. Our Fall 2007 indicators of a more positive future.
Readers Forum
Readers' Forum from Stand Up To Corporate Power, issue 43 of YES! Magazine. Topics include Cuba, Venezuela's political system, global warming and slow driving, and the possibility of peace.
Not Your Grandfather's SDS
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Students for a Democratic Society is reborn, working with veteran activists to build movements for today.
USSF: We Saw Another World in Atlanta
by Sarah van Gelder
Poor people, young people, people of color, gays and lesbians, and all manner of people who believe “another world is possible, another U.S. is necessary” joined together by the thousands in Atlanta for the first U.S. Social Forum.
Project Censored 2008
by Kate Sims
Project Censored seeks out the most undercovered stories of the year. In their 2008 edition, they salute YES! as "the standard" for positive stories about change. Here's a sneak preview.
The SCI Story
by Michael Marx, Marjorie Kelly
The Strategic Corporate Initiative (SCI) works toward curtailing corporate power. Here is background on SCI and a link to their full report 'Toward a Global Citizens' Movement to Bring Corporations Back Under Control'.
Phil Borges :: Women Empowered
Phil Borges' latest work, "Women Empowered," profiles women in the developing world who are challenging gender norms to improve their situation and help their communities.
Corporations: About the Cover
by Channing Johnson
The backstory on Channing Johnson's cover photograph for YES! Magazine's Fall 2007 issue: Stand Up to Corporate Power.
Corporations Film Resources
Film resource list for movies dealing with corporations, courtesy of Film Connection.
Stand Up to Corporate Power::Discussion Guide
by Zach Kyle, Catherine Bailey
Discuss topics such as: Are corporations serving the common good? If so, how? If not, how can we encourage corporations to adopt more responsible business practices? What are some of the pros and cons of a worker-run business? What might an alternative prosperity standard look like? What factors would measure nations’ economies of well-being?
Corporations Resource Guide
by Catherine Bailey
How To Take On Corporations: Organizations, Grassroots Action and Films
7 Cool Companies
by Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb, Ted Howard
7 of the best current models for changing who owns, controls and benefits from business. Profits can flow to workers, consumers or the community - not just outside investors. And these businesses succeed.
5 Ways to Get Free
by Catherine Bailey
Making lifestyle choices that protect the environment, reduce global injustice, reflect social responsibility, and make our communities richer, can also free us from corporate control.
Who's Standing Up?
Look who's standing up to corporate power. David Solnit, Debra Harry, Bill Moyers, Alexia Salvatierra, Leo Gerard, Paula Wolff, Ward Morehouse, and more.