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.

Tribute to Thomas Berry Tribute to Thomas Berry
by Sarah van Gelder
Thomas Berry, priest, scholar of Asian and indigenous spiritual traditions, and cultural historian died June 1, 2009 in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Climate Crisis
by Madeline Ostrander
What Would it Look Like to Do Everything We Can Imagine?
Nuke Test Makes Nuclear Abolition More Important Than Ever
by Joe Copeland
North Korea’s firing of a short-range nuclear missile in May 2009 makes it even more urgent that we eliminate nuclear weapons from all the countries of the world—including all members of today’s nuclear club.
You Are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring
by Paul Hawken
The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009
At EPA Hearings and in Congress, Public and Politicians Ready for Climate Action
by Madeline Ostrander
At EPA hearings and in Congress, signs that the public, environmental leaders, political leaders, and businesses could unite on steps to confront climate change.
Signs of Life :: Small Stories About Big Change
Defending the Right to Water :: Maine Towns Fight Back :: New Protection for 2 million acres of wilderness :: A Push for Public Health Care :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail Voting :: Landmark Climate Change Bill :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment :: Activists Protest Drone Warfare
Netanyahu at the White House: Not Yet Change We Can Believe In
by Phyllis Bennis
The reality of power–that the U.S. is still the financial, military, diplomatic and political superpower patron on which Israel depends–was not reflected in the press conference that followed the meeting.
To Obama and the EPA: The Threat is Real, It's Time to Act
by Madeline Ostrander
EPA holds two public hearings on greenhouse gas regulation
From the Publisher :: Can Print Survive in the Digital Age?
by Fran Korten
Many are asking "Can print publications survive in the digital age?" Our answer for YES! Magazine? YES, we can! As many of you have told us, if there was ever a time for the YES! message, this is it.
Would Obama’s Mother be Amazed?
by Fran Korten
Would Barack Obama’s mother be amazed that her son is president of the United States? Fran Korten knew his mother, and she doesn’t think she would be.
Instant Runoff Elections are a Vote for Civility
by Rob Richie
Burlington’s success with instant runoff voting (IRV) is a model of a clean, open debate. Is it time to take it to the national level?
In Review :: Justicia Now
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Garrigues reviews this documentary about Ecuador’s oil wars.
In Review :: Tree Intimacy
by Brooke Jarvis
Brooke Jarvis reviews Nalini Nadkarni’s Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connection to Trees.
In Review :: Rules for Online Radicals
by James Trimarco
James Trimarco reviews Markos Moulitsas Zúniga’s Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era.
In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzen
A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.