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.

Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees—and the First to Build Resilience Plans
by Terri Hansen
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.
It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy
by Sarah van Gelder
Every region of our country has its history of racial exclusion and white supremacy. Here are 13 ways to right those wrongs.
How to Protest Neo-Nazis Without Adding to the Violence
by Laurie Marhoefer
Ways to fight white supremacists without helping their cause.
Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos
by Ilan Kelman
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
What the Garden-Hacking Grandmas and Grandpas of South Korea Know
by Patrick M. Lydon
Gardening here is not a hobby. It comes from the realization within people that there is inherent value in tending a garden and taking time to be a part of nature.
What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy
by Kevan A. Feshami
Two huge white nationalist sites were recently kicked off the web. But prohibiting hate groups could fuel paranoia—and more violence.
Job Opening: Audience Relations Coordinator
by YES! Magazine
Do you want to help create powerful change in the world? YES! Magazine is recruiting a new audience relations coordinator.
Job Opening: Director of Business Strategy
by YES! Magazine
Do you want to help create powerful change in the world? YES! Magazine is recruiting a new director of business strategy.
Alaska’s Small Villages Turn Toward Renewables—And Don’t Look Back
by Stephen Miller
Oil companies like to push the narrative that Alaskans want more oil development, but that’s not true.
5 Ways You Can Help Black Moms Take Back Breastfeeding
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Insufficient support and stigma make Black women the least likely to breastfeed of any group.
“This Is Our Land”: Indigenous Rights Activists Respond to White Supremacist Rhetoric
by Jenni Monet
At the Trump rally Tuesday, indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system. For these groups, facing militarized police is nothing new.
Inside the ACLU: Defending White Supremacists as a Black Attorney
by Abre’ Conner
As a constitutional lawyer, I fully support the First Amendment. But as a black person, I’m conflicted when it comes to defending hate.
Baltimore’s Push to Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis With Community Land Trusts
by Kevon Paynter
Community groups throughout the city say land trusts could keep families living affordably in a fast-gentrifying city.
For the Love of Earth
by David Korten
Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?
An Easier Way to Get to Universal Health Care
by Fran Korten
Now is the time to push for better health care. Here are three modest, winnable first steps.