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.

Reclaiming Our Freedom to Learn
by Gustavo Esteva
Creating alternatives to traditional schools, in Oaxaca they created their own university, "unitierra", where students learn whatever they want to learn, where students are their communities, and learn by apprenticeship.
The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus
by Jen Angel
Clowns and puppets, theater and drumbeats—street spectacle carves out space for experiencing a new world.
Live Free—Do It Yourself
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
The consumer life carries invisible chains. Let's make spaces where we can be free. Step off the path. Free of debt, free of consumerism, moving into community and joy.
Taking Freedom to the Streets
by Sarah van Gelder
By liberating exterior spaces, people are also freeing their minds and hearts and opening up the potential of human society for greatness. Sarah van Gelder introduces the "Liberate Your Space" Winter 2008 issue of YES!
Theme Guide :: DIY Liberation
Why wait for permission? Create the world you want right now. Start by doing what you love where you live and work. Claim space to be free and feed the human spirit. Don’t wait for the people in charge—become a pioneer of liberated spaces.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
by Jim Brown
Jim Brown's new documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, summarizes the 80-year career of America's preeminent folk-singer.
Focus the Nation
Focus the Nation is engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about Global Warming Solutions. There will be a culminating event on January 31, 2008 at over a thousand campuses and other venues.
Step It Up 2007 :: Nov 3 :: Letter from Bill McKibben
by Bill McKibben
Americans Who Tell the Truth :: Curriculum
Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. Here we offer curriculum tools to support the series.
Interview with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
by Sarah van Gelder
An historic event happened on September 13, 2007. The United Nations, after nearly 25 years of work, adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Kristin Halvorsen :: Luchando para una economía ética
Kristin Halvorsen :: Luchando para una economía ética
Paula Wolff :: Luchando por las niñas y niños
Paula Wolff :: Luchando por las niñas y niños
David Solnit :: El arte y la protesta participativa
David Solnit :: El arte y la protesta participativa
Alexia Salvatierra :: Luchando por trabajadoras y trabajadores de pocos recursos
Alexia Salvatierra :: Luchando por trabajadoras y trabajadores de pocos recursos
Ward Morehouse :: Luchando por el control ciudadano
Ward Morehouse :: Luchando por el control ciudadano