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.

TransFARM the White House Lawn
by Amanda Fuller, Justin Mog
Two Peace Corps volunteers decided to write a letter to Obama and suggest that he establish an organic "Hope Garden" at the White House, and of course hire them to manage it.
Uniting and Building Movements
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him what it was like for him to act as that bridge.
Van Jones: "We Need More Friends"
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has advocated a change in how we practice activism. Sarah van Gelder asked him what he means when he says we need to make more friends and less enemies.
Saving the Economy and the Environment
by Van Jones, Sarah van Gelder
Van Jones has been a critical bridge between the environmental and social justice worlds through his call for green collar jobs. Sarah van Gelder asked him how we can turn his ideas into real policy.
The Obama Economic Stimulus — Will it Take Us Where We Need to Go?
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder writes to president-elect Obama, and ask whether his economic stimulus package will really take us where we need to go.
The Obama Economic Stimulus — Will it Take Us Where We Need to Go?
by Sarah van Gelder
Sarah van Gelder writes to president-elect Obama, and ask whether his economic stimulus package will really take us where we need to go.
A Radical Plan for Funding a New Deal
by Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown examines the challenge ahead for the Obama administration: she explores the option of buyouts, not bailouts, and lists 3 Ways to Fund the “New” New Deal.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 14
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 13
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 12
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 11
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 10
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 9
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 8
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.
Week of Nonviolence in Iraq :: 7
Photos and stories from Iraq's third annual Week of Nonviolence, organized by La’Onf. More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in the event.