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.

Theme Guide :: Climate Solutions
Climate change used to be something that would happen far off in the future. Now the science says we have just 10 years to change course or things will get scary. What do we do? What will actually make a difference? It turns out we have the means. The question is: Do we have the will?
Living for Change :: Obama and MLK
by Grace Lee Boggs
The new energies being unleashed by Barack Obama hold great promise. But instead of being followers of a charismatic leader, we must be the leaders we’ve been looking for. And we don’t have to start from scratch. We can look to Dr. King’s vision that he was creating at the height of his awareness before he was taken from us.
Quote Page :: The Once-ler, from The Lorax with photos by Chris Jordan
by Dr. Seuss
Quote from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and images from Chris Jordan's stunning series on America's obsession with consumption, Intolerable Beauty.
Theme Guide :: Do It Yourself Liberation
Why wait for permission? Create the world you want right now. Start by doing what you love where you live and work. Claim space to be free and feed the human spirit. Don’t wait for the people in charge—become a pioneer of liberated spaces.
Interview with Maude Barlow
by Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow, chair of Council of Canadians, and international campaigner on water and climate change, talks about successes with major international campaigns on trade and water, and how climate change will affect and be affected by these issues. She draws lessons from those struggles for effective action on the climate crisis.
Vote Hope 2008 :6: Rep. Barbara Lee
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? Barbara Lee talks about the need to get more progressive members of Congress, and her OneVoicePAC.
Vote Hope 2008 :5: Chris Hedges
by Sarah van Gelder, Chris Hedges
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? Chris Hedges talks about mass media and the need to address the personal and economic despair.
Vote Hope 2008 :4: Bill McKibben
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.
Vote Hope 2008 :3: Mark Ritchie
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.
Vote Hope 2008 :2: Lennox Yearwood
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, Sarah van Gelder spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change. Here, she talked with Rev. Lennox Yearwood, of the Hip Hop Caucus.
Vote Hope 2008 :1: Cheri Honkala
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.
Tandem Cartoon
"I guess you're right, Sue. This relationship is getting nowhere." Caption submitted anonymously.
Voices in Wartime
by Jing Fong
Curriculum tools and resources from the Voices in Wartime Education Project.
Connect and Engage :: Teaching Peace
by Jing Fong
Resources to accompany the December 2007 Education Connection newsletter on Teaching Peace: PeaceJam, Teaching Tolerance, Educators for NonViolence, Oxfam Education: Darfur-Teaching the Issues.
If you are lucky in this life
by Cameron Penny
If you are lucky in this life: A poem of hope by Cameron Penny, 4th Grader, Michigan.