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.

Community Benefit Agreements
by Laura Joseph
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) developed "community benefits agreements" to specify benefits to be provided to neighborhoods affected by a particular development.
Cities For All: An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell
by Sarah van Gelder
Angela Glover Blackwell is founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national organization working for economic and social equity. Her work has centered on revitalizing low-income communities and communities of color and public-interest law. She recently co-authored Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America (2002, WW Norton & Co).
Indicator: Students Target Coke
by Krista Canmenzind
USAS campaign protests Coca Cola human rights violations at Colombian bottling plants
Unocal Settling Suits in Burma
by Lisa Kundrat
Unocal agrees to settle lawsuits in connection with the company's construction of an oil pipeline.
U.S. to Become Net Food Importer
by Doug Pibel
Figures released at the end of 2004 by the Department of Agriculture showed that in 2005, for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. will have no trade surplus in food.
Hybrids as Job Perk
by Katharine Mieszkowski
South Korea Pioneers Solar and Tidal Energy
by Rik Langedoen
South Korea builds world's biggest solar power plant and tidal energy power plant
Power Plants Agree to Slash Pollution
by Carolyn McConnell
Mayors Call for abolition of Nuclear Weapons
by Monika Azymurska
Voters Raise Minimum Wage
by Carolyn McConnell
Florida and Nevada will require minimum wage to rise automatically with inflation.
Yes Men Strike Again
by Darrin burgess
Communities Create Their Own Stores
by Megan Tady
Not just local, but community-owned stores are starting up in Ely, Nevada, Middlebury Vermont, Swanville, Minnesota and more.
Uruguay Rejects Water Privatization
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Through a national referendum, Uraguay had become the first country to outlaw water privatization by direct democracy and to declare water a “constitutional right.”
In Search of the Beautiful American
by Fran Korten
I still believe that we are capable of moving beyond the simplicity of “good people and bad people,” and that we can overcome our racism and arrogance to work with others of all colors and cultures to make a better world for everyone. And I’m still basing my life on that belief.
Don't Get Even - Get Odd!
by Swami Beyondananda
no comment - a humorous look at history getting even