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.

Health Democracy
by Paul Glover
Community insurance co-ops offer access, and so much more.
Americans Who Tell the Truth :: David Korten
by Robert Shetterly
Robert Shetterly’s remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. This portrait: YES! Board Chair David Korten.
Readers' Forum
Readers' responses in our Fall 2006 issue, "Health Care for All." Topics include "The Great Turning," a warning to all those who wish to write on rocks, self sufficient communities, Michael Marien's article "How Likely is Collapse?" and Yes! for Prisoners.
Readers' Forum
Readers' letters in our Summer 2006 issue, "5,000 years of Empire." Letters relating to the "Department of Peace," activist artists, the launching of a new Zapatista movement, the search for humane food, and a GLBT choir in Minnesota.
Readers' Forum
Our readers respond in the Spring 2006 issue, "10 Most Hopeful Trends." Topics include praise for and criticism of our "Spiritual Uprising" issue, letters relating to the role of elders in society, and the search for the Cultural Creatives.
Readers' Forum
Readers' letters from the Winter 2006 issue of Yes! Magazine: "Spiritual Uprising." Topics include letters in response to our "Elders" articles, the "Graduation Pledge," the "Politics of Sprawl" and Erik Leaver's article on "Operation Homecoming."
Readers' Forum
Readers' letters from the Fall 2005 issue of YES! Magazine: Respecting Elders Becoming Elders. Topics include Eco Villages, Readers' Groups, responses to 'Street Corner Revolution' and searches for farm apprentices.
About the Cover
by Rodrigo 'RasDragon' Araya Plaza
Boys in Antofagasta, Chile, jump into the Pacific Ocean off cranes built in the 1800s for shipment of saltpeter and silver. The wharf and its cranes are now a national monument.
Malik Rahim Speaks to the Freedom Caravaners
by Sarah van Gelder
Malik Rahim speaks about the Common Ground vision for its neighborhood that goes beyond restoring it to its previous state.
Pass it On
by Alice Lovelace
Poetry by Alice Lovelace
What the US Social Forum Means to Me
by Alice Lovelace
Imagine a world where everyone has what they need, where people make the decisions that matter and where government truly is for and by the people. Now, imagine we are working, talking, debating and planning to bring that world into being.
Interview with Victoria Rodriguez
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview with Victoria Rodriguez from Southwest Organizing Project, while on the Freedom Caravan to the USSF, June 2007.
Interview with Susan Gleason
by Diane Horn
Susan Gleason talks about the US Social Forum in this 30-minute interview with Diane Horn, producer and host of the Sustainability Segment of KEXP.
Interview with Bineshi Albert and Bruce McClackey
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview with Bineshi Albert and Bruce McClackey during the Freedom Caravan to the US Social Forum
Forging Connections at the U.S. Social Forum
by Justine Simon, Andy Davey
Over ten thousand social activists gathered in Atlanta, Georgia from June 27 to July 1, 2007 for five days of spirited dialogue and collaboration.