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.

The Planet is Saved ... Pass it On The Planet is Saved ... Pass it On
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! men strike again.
Our Best Shot at Climate Leadership
by Colin Beavan
Will the U.S. lead on confronting climate change, or not? The House has passed a landmark bill. Now it's on to the Senate. Colin Beavan explains what ACES means, and why you should know about it.
Iran's Stolen Election Has Sparked an Uprising—What Should the U.S. Do?
by Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes feels that the Iranian election was stolen. Robert Naiman feels there is evidence that it was actually not stolen. But they both say the U.S. should not get involved, but should leave it to the Iranian people.
The Iranian Election Appears to Be Over: What Next for U.S. Policy?
by Robert Naiman
Stephen Zunes feels that the Iranian election was stolen. Robert Naiman feels there is evidence that it was actually not stolen. But they both say the U.S. should not get involved, but should leave it to the Iranian people.
Out of the Ashes of GM: the Phoenix of Renewable Energy
by Ellen Brown
Out of the ashes of a failed GM could arise not only a new, clean way of traveling but a new way of funding government and the services we expect from it.
A Tribute to Thomas Berry (1914-2009), Scholar, Visionary, Planet Lover
by Mary Evelyn Tucker
Friends, students, and colleagues are mourning the passing of one of the great philosophers of our time. Thomas Berry, teacher, visionary, and author, left us with a story of the emergence of the universe and our extraordinary place in its unfolding.
Security in Pakistan: Let's Try Generosity
by Sarah van Gelder
Two million refugees have fled the violence in the Swat region of Pakistan, the largest movement of people since the genocide in Rwanda.
Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, Steve Dubb
Rust-belt to recovery through worker-owned business and city, hospital, and university cooperation.
Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
by Georgia Kelly, Shaula Massena
Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Look who makes the profits.
Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own
by James Trimarco, Jill Bamburg
A South Bronx worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
New Economy, New Ways to Work
Worker co-ops are enjoying a resurgence. And instead of flying off to distant shareholders, the profits go to the worker/owners who keep them circulating close to home.
Invest Locally: Put Your Money Where Your Life Is
by Michael Shuman
Americans want to invest locally: here’s how.
My Best Investments Are Down The Street
by Judy Wicks
Social activist and local living economies advocate Judy Wicks shares her investment secrets.
Small Banks, Radical Vision
by Zach Carter
Local banks can change the world, one investment at a time.
Dollars with Good Sense: DIY Cash
by Judith Schwartz
Three ways ordinary people are printing their own money without breaking the law.