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.

Guerrilla Reconstruction in New Orleans
by Greg Palast
Showing FEMA a thing or two about rebuilding communities... Common Ground takes charge
100 Years of Human Rights in the U.S.
Explore 100 years of human rights achievements and losses in the US: racial justice, immigrant rights, women's rights, worker rights, and more.
Every Day Ought To Be Earth Day
by Ann Lovejoy
A sermon given by Ann Lovejoy at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Bainbridge Island.
Who Drowned the Big Easy? What You Haven't Been Told
by Greg Palast
Greg Palast reveals the real reasons why New Orleans drowned in this extract from his bestseller 'Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans — Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild.'
Declaration of La Paz
by Jallalla Indigenous Pueblos and Nations of Abya Yala
A message of resilience, hope and solidarity from the indigenous peoples of Abya Yala.
China Provokes Debate in Africa
by Walden Bello
Walden Bello examines China's input into the World Social Forum movement.
Electric Surfboard Cartoon
"Sure it keeps your feet warm, but you can only surf the inshore break." Caption submitted by Townsend Twainhart.
Masthead
The YES! Staff, Interns and Volunteers that helped put together the Spring 2007 issue.
YES! Picks
YES! staff reveal their musical inspiration while while putting out this issue: Matisyahu's 'Youth'; Amos Lee; and Laura Veirs' 'Carbon Glacier'.
Just the Facts
by Sarah Kuck
Human Rights Actually Are Quite a Bargain, But We Bought a War Instead
No Comment
Street Artists Show There is Something to Fear. Guerilla street art satirizes our culture of fear.
SIDEBAR :: Partners in Justice
Prisoners' rights often fall in the blind spot of the public eye. These are just a few of the groups whose efforts are helping to correct our vision.
SUMMARY :: From the Other Side of the Bars
by Catherine Bailey
To learn more about the roadblocks to getting back into the courts once you've been imprisoned, Catherine Bailey and Carol Estes spoke with four members of the Black Prisoners Caucus at Washington State Reformatory. This is the summary of their interview.
SIDEBAR :: Teaching Respect
by Sarah Kuck
Imagine a school that takes a human-rights based approach to education. Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS) in Minneapolis does just that.
SIDEBAR :: Humanity for the Crossing
by Catherine Bailey
Some provide water, others education and advocacy. Individuals in border states are making human rights real.