Most Recent Articles - YES!

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Conservatives Agree the New Pro-War Ideologues Are Dangerous
by Sarah van Gelder
Alarm over John Bolton, who has pushed for pre-emptive war in North Korea and bombing Iran, isn’t just among progressives.
“Decolonization Starts Inside of You”
by Josué Rivas
Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies. He says it wasn’t just a protest; it was an awakening.
When They Couldn’t Afford Internet Service, They Built Their Own
by J. Gabriel Ware
The digital justice project is putting people online and providing technology training in Detroit neighborhoods.
Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the “Constitution-Free Zone”
by Lornet Turnbull
Recent Greyhound bus raids have revealed an obscure law that gives Border Patrol authority 100 miles inside borders, across the entire perimeter of the country.
#DeleteFacebook? Not in Indian Country
by Jenni Monet
The social network has done more for bolstering the modern Indigenous rights agenda than perhaps any other platform of our time.
The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook to Share Their Cultures
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
How Facebook’s Data Has Been Turned Against Its Users—and Democracy
by Timothy Summers
The company does more than just sell your data. It has put modern democracy at stake.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Lonely People
by Amelia S. Worsley
Those trying to cure a loneliness epidemic by bringing people physically closer to their neighbors are oversimplifying its modern meaning.
Students Look Beyond Gun Control Laws to Prevent Violence—and It’s Working
by Kevon Paynter
As lawmakers argue over how best to address school shootings, student clubs are focused on reducing youth violence at schools and in their communities.
9 Ways You Can Use the Midterm Elections to Build Local Power
by Sarah van Gelder
We can build long-term power in our communities and help elect our favorite candidates if we work strategically, inclusively—and independently.
Why Americans Score Lower on Happiness Every Year—And What to Do About It
by George Ward
Thanks to the U.N.’s World Happiness Report, many countries are realizing that economic growth doesn’t necessarily equal personal happiness.
The Indigenous Collective Using Tattoos to Rise Above Colonialism
by Mary Annette Pember
Spirit writing is more than tattoos. It’s guidance from the past that connects our responsibilities to each other and to earth.
Why Wikipedia Keeps Overlooking Women
by Tamar Carroll, Lara Nicosia
Entries on women make up less than 30 percent of the website’s biographical coverage. Here’s what people are doing to fix it.
Tariffs Aren’t a Terrible Idea—If They’re About Well-Being of People, Not Corporations
by David Korten
Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.
How to Say Goodbye When Someone You Love Is Dying
by Bailey Williams
Say what you feel. Connect with other loved ones. Accept the past. Most important, move forward.