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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.

Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For     The Left Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For The Left
by Van Jones
Issues of racism, poverty, climate destabilization, petro-chemical poisons and the vulnerabilities of an oil-based economy are not just petty obsessions of the politically-correct crowd. They are life-and-death issues for real people.
Limits of Empire
by James K. Galbraith
We need a new vision of who we are in the world. Let it rest on building up our friends and neighbors. Let us again be committed to building the core capacities—in education, public health, housing, and transport—that underpin real development.
"Leave Us Alone”… to Drown?
by Frances Moore Lappé
We need leadership calling us to the real challenge, not to shrink government – which has grown much faster under Bush than during the Clinton years -- but to make it genuinely democratic in order to better protect our common futures.
Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford Book Review: Carfree Cities by J.H. Crawford
by Guy Dauncey
Guy Dauncey reviews a book that praises the details in life that become noticable when people walk through their communities instead of driving.
Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz
by Adria Scharf
Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
Radically Righteous Babe
by Dee Axelrod
There are artists whose work is ceative and then there are artists so charged with creative power that it's impossible to find the seam between the art and the life. Ani Di Franco fits in the latter category.
Book Review: Collapse by Jared Diamond
Richard Heinberg reviews a book that looks at civilizations and their tendency to collapse
India Restricts Generic Drugs
by Meredith Dearborn
India's parliament voted to restrict production of low-cost generic medicines, signaling a potential reduction in supply of medicines to the global poor
Experts Warn of Oil Peak
by Rik Langendoen
World oil supplies are about to decline, risking major effects on the world's economy and politics
Readers' Forum
How to Build an Ecohome How to Build an Ecohome
Build a home that conserves energy, water, and wood using components from Berea's ecovillage
Mapping Social Patterns
by Myron Orfield
Regional equity advocates are using GIS mapping tools to increase their impact
West Oakland Gets Fresh
by Jodi Helmer, Carolyn McConnell
Teenagers bring fresh produce to vacant lots of West Oakland neighborhoods.
The Folk Rock On: Utah Phillips
by Utah Phillips, Dee Axelrod
At the Mercy of Strangers
by Wendy Lustbader
What would you ask of the people who will care for you when you are unable to care for yourself?
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