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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.

Peacemaking: a family affair Peacemaking: a family affair
by James W. Zion
Peacemakers in the Navajo Nation can quickly get to the bottom of a situation that resulted in a crime.
The Page That Counts :: Fall 2000 The Page That Counts :: Fall 2000
Number of mosquitoes a pipistrelle bat eats on a warm summer night . . ., and more...
Book Review: Planet Dialectics by Wolfgang Sachs Book Review: Planet Dialectics by Wolfgang Sachs
by Misa Saros
In Planet Dialectics, Wolfgang Sachs repeatedly asks the nagging question: "Whose development and of what?"
Book Review - Ecology of a Cracker Childhhood by Janise Ray
by Daniel J. Martin
Navajo Justice
by The Honorable Robert Yazzie Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation
Navajo Nation revises criminal code, reduces sentences, and requires peacemaking.
Seeds of Change: A Prison Garden Program
by Cathrine Sneed
Cathrine Sneed describes the development of the Horticulture Program for Inmates and the Garden Project employing former inmates.
How Ralph Nader Won
by Sam Smith
Dream of a Nader victory.
Cry Out: Women Behind Bars Cry Out: Women Behind Bars
by Christine Schoefer
Women inmates describe prison life and the impact of a support group that provides an emotional and creative outlet.
Learning To Choose
by Raymond Roy
Roy describes the development of a victim empathy class for prisoners in Oregon and it's impact on inmates.
Resource Guide: Reconciliation
Resources around restorative justice and reconciliation.
Reader Stories And Letters
Reader Stories and Letters in response the "Is It Time to Close the Prisons" Issue.
Prisons That Work
Survey of prison reform. Prisons that Work. Adapted from "A Model Prison," by Robert Worth, from Atlantic Monthly November 1995; "Prison without Walls," by Jim Merkel, from In Context, Spring 1994; and "Politically Correct Punishment" by Jeffrey Banner, Mother Jones' MoJo Wire, March 2000.
Choose Life: End the Death Penalty Choose Life: End the Death Penalty
by Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen's work with Patrick Sonnier and her campaign against the death penalty.
The Hard Road of Forgiveness
by Mary Sue Penn
Bill Pelke forgives his grandmother's killer and works with Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation to oppose the death penalty.
The Prison Industry Goes Global
by Stephen Nathan
Corporations promote prision privatization around the world and may use the World Trade Organization to open new markets.
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