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.

The Defenders :: Fauziya Kassindja
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
The Defenders
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
Readers' Forum
Readers' letters from the Spring 2007 issue of YES! Magazine: 'Is the U.S. Ready for Human Rights?' Topics covered include Community Land Trusts, veganism, independent business alliances, living well in a global crisis, and universal health care.
From the Publisher :: Thank You to YES! Donors
by Fran Korten
YES! Magazine publisher Fran Korten thanks the members of the beautiful 'village' that make YES! possible.
YES! But How? :: Save Energy While Drying Clothes
by Sarah Kuck, Catherine Bailey
Tips on removing wax stains, donating books, energy efficient drying and ethical shopping. If you're searching for practical ways to live sustainably, just ask us.
Poetry excerpt :: 'A Brave and Startling Truth'
by Maya Angelou
An excerpt from Maya Angelou's poem 'A Brave and Startling Truth.'
Rights at the Crossroads
by Doug Pibel
YES! Magazine managing editor Doug Pibel introduces the Spring 2007 issue, 'Is the U.S. Ready for Human Rights?'
In Review
Reviews of Planetwalker: How to Change Your World One Step at a Time; Earthlight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age; Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause; and Black Gold.
Signs of Life
Signs of Life: Small Stories about Big Change. Our Spring 2007 indicators of a more positive future.
People We Love
YES! Magazine honors distinguished activists and citizens as "People We Love." Yvonne Zick, Rob "biko" Baker, Janine Licare, Brother Joris.
President Bush Takes His Unpopularity to Latin America
by Jim Shultz
Jim Schulz examines the telling reasons why President Bush and his administration are so unpopular in Latin America.
The ABCs of Nuclear Disarmament
by Alice Slater
The argument to abolish nuclear weapons becomes stronger every day. Alice Slater outlines how we can get to nuclear disarmament.
Construyendo Una Economía Basada en la Confianza
by Ted White
Mucho se ha dicho de la cultura del miedo que ha dominado la política norteamericana desde el 11 de Septiembre. Las industrias de la desconfianza (cerraduras inteligentes, alarmas, trituradoras de papel, cámaras de vigilancia, etc.) están floreciendo. Pero por todos lados aparecen ejemplos de una economía regional basada en la confianza.
En Oaxaca, las Mujeres Toman el Control
by John Gibler
Poniendo en suspenso sus vidas personales, las mujeres del estado mexicano de Oaxaca ayudaron a cerrar el gobierno, ocuparon la estación de televisión, y se enfrentaron a la violencia policial.
La Educación, por Derecho
by Liz Sullivan, Cecilia Blewer
Enseñar a los jovenes: ¿Cómo construimos un sistema de educación que satisface las nesecidades de todo el alumnado? Los derechos humanos ofrecen un punto de partida.