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.

In Review :: Beyond Prisons
by Carol Estes
Carol Estes reviews Magnani and Wray's Beyond Prisons: a fascinating, imaginative approach to reinventing criminal justice.
The Page That Counts :: Spring 2008
by Brooke Jarvis
Amount of its roads budget that Copenhagen devotes to services and infrastructure for cyclists: 1/3. Amount of money that a community gains for every mile biked instead of driven: 50 cents ...
The Fierce Urgency of Now
by Grace Lee Boggs
A call for beloved communities from Grace Lee Boggs: "We are living in a time of great peril and possibility."
People We Love :: Hal Taussig
Taussig has made a habbit of giving away all of his money. All of the profits of his current alternative tourism company for example go to the UnTour Foundation that provides loans to social justice projects.
People We Love :: Cheryl Honey
Cheryl Honey founded the Family Support Network International and now trains "Community Weavers" who take her model of neighbor support and skill sharing back home to strengthen their own communities.
People We Love :: Erica Fernandez
16 year-old Erica Fernandez received a 2007 Brower Youth award for her campaign to stop the building of a liquefied natural gas plant.
People We Love :: Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin's courageous work as assistant attorney general led to the House of Representatives passing a bill forbidding such interrogation methods as waterboarding.
People We Love :: Spring 2008
Meet the People We Love :: Our Spring 2008 selection of people who inspire us :: Daniel Levin, Erica Fernandez, Cheryl Honey, and Hal Taussig.
Signs of Life :: Voting
by Edward Hailes
Activists lead successful legal campaigns to stop laws in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland that discourage voting and voter registration
Masthead
The YES! Staff, Interns and Volunteers that helped put together the Spring 2008 issue of YES! Magazine.
Readers Forum :: Going Carbon Neutral
by YES! Readers
Readers answer the questions "What carbon-reducing step have you taken that gives you the most pleasure?" and "What’s the next step you plan to take?"
Readers Forum
Readers' letters from the Spring 2008 issue of YES! Magazine: 'Stop Global Warming Cold.' Topics include Readers' Climate Solutions, Hip Hop Creating Change, The Power of Peace, Our Common Skies, Saving Public Parks
YES! But How? :: Green Burials, Plastic Bags, and Rain Barrels
by Brooke Jarvis, Margit Christenson
Practical tips on green burials, rain water collection, and vegetable storage without plastic.
Teacher as Cultural Broker
by Jane Dalton
Understanding and interpreting the cultures of second language learners in our schools is growing increasingly difficult as our student population becomes more diverse. Jane Dalton reports on a weeklong renewal seminar at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), where teachers were introduced to the culture of Latino and Hispanic students.
Bring Fair Trade into Your Classroom
by Jing Fong
How students can tell big companies like World's Finest Chocolate that they demand an end to abusive child labor practices, and that they want to buy products that are Fair Trade Certified.