Most Recent Articles - YES!

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In Review :: Who Speaks for Islam?
by Jamal Rahman
Since 9/11, voices on all sides have expressed shrill opinions about the Muslim World that Islamic sages might describe as "all fireworks and little light." Who Speaks for Islam? contributes real data to clear away misunderstandings and challenge stereotypes.
In Review :: The Green New Deal
by Anna Fahey
Van Jones advocates a green stimulus package in his new book, The Green Collar Economy. He says we can solve two of America's biggest problems with this one solution.
The Page That Counts :: Winter 2009
by Kristin Carlsen
Estimated number of Community Supported Agriculture programs in the U.S. in 1990: 50 Number of CSA programs recorded in Local Harvest’s database as of September 2008: 2,098
Commentary :: Worker-Owned Café Offers Local Food, Space to Talk
by Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo
Robert Jensen, Carlos Pérez de Alejo describe the thinking behind “Piqueteros” (a name drawn from the movement of un- and under-employed workers in Argentina), one of the few worker-owned-and-operated cafés operating in the United States.
People We Love :: Carol Bailey
by Noah Grant
Carol Bailey repeatedly saw the pain divorce brings to couples and their children. Convinced that there must be less damaging ways to dissolve a dysfunctional marriage, she developed a new approach based on her belief that “dialogue is the highest calling of the human mind.”
People We Love :: Thomas Dart
A Chicago sheriff is resisting the push from banks to evict residents of foreclosed properties, including rent-paying tenants.
People We Love :: Matthew LaClair
by Noah Grant
When his 11th-grade history teacher told the class that they would go to hell if they rejected God's salvation, Matthew LaClair thought the remarks crossed a line.
People We Love :: Michael Franti
by Noah Grant
Michael Franti, frontman of the band Spearhead, advocates for social justice in his music.
Signs of Life :: Bolivia Constitution Reform Likely
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia is poised to pass a new constitution aimed at providing indigenous autonomy, land reform, and popular control of natural resources.
Masthead
The YES! Staff, Interns and Volunteers that helped put together the Winter 2009 issue of YES! Magazine: "Sustainable Happiness."
Signs of Life :: Iraq's Nonviolence Activism
by Kristin Carlsen
More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in a Week of Nonviolence, aimed at reducing violence in the January 2009 provincial elections.
Signs of Life :: Climate Spurs Direct Action
by Noah Grant, Madeline Ostrander
Climate direct action, such as this year's climate camps, wins support.
Signs of Life :: Community Banks Weathering the Storm
by Anne Moore Odell
Community banks provide safe haven in economic storm.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Community Banks Weathering the Storm; Climate Spurs Direct Action; States Hold First Carbon Auction; Iraq’s Nonviolence Activism; Bolivia Constitution Reform Likely
Readers Forum
Readers’ letters on the Fall 2008 Purple America Issue of YES! Magazine.