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.

Let's Talk About Charlottesville
Uneasy about discussing the Charlottesville protest—and its related issues like race, hate, and white supremacy—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
Hospital Beats Federal Bureaucracy to Offer Local Traditional Foods
by Stephen Miller
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.
Despite Setbacks, the Democracy Movement Is Gaining Power
by David Korten
A new book outlines how the superrich have worked to undermine our country, and what we can do to fight back.
Texas Activists Combine Social Media With Old-School Tactics to Resist Conservative Agenda
by Kit O’Connell
Intersectional movements are helping the left gain ground, not just play defense.
Why One Native Family Is Donating Their Fracking Proceeds to Benefit Indian Country
by Terri Hansen, Paul Koberstein
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
by Jacqueline Keeler
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
The Shasta Dam Killed Off This Tribe’s Salmon—Or So They Thought
by Marc Dadigan
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.
Meet the Playwrights Bringing Social Justice to the Stage
by J. Gabriel Ware
These women are helping audiences empathize with issues in a way that a book or an article can’t.
After Las Vegas, These Are the Questions That Can Bring Us Peace
by Colin Beavan
If we can stop clinging to stories that obscure the truth of what happened, then what follows easily is, How can I help?
How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15
by Alan A. Aja, William A. Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton
It’s time for cities to reverse a shrinking workforce and build resilience in the face of climate change.
Las Vegas Massacre Dispels the Myth of Who’s Most Violent in This Country
by Mike Males
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and gun deaths.
10 Examples That Prove Straight Privilege Influences Everything
by Erin Tatum
We still live in a society that affords heterosexual individuals more rights, power, and freedom.
Trump’s Proposed Tax Cuts Would Further Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor
by David Korten
The Trump/Republican tax cut proposal is an opportunity to discuss how to redistribute wealth and power.
A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India
by Anuradha Sengupta
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.