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Sarah van Gelder’s Blog

YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder writes about prospects for peace, health care breakthroughs, happiness, the next economy, and other topics.

People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Nov 09, 2009 09:45 AM |
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Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.

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Senate Apology to Native People—A Good First Step

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 12, 2009 11:35 AM |
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The apology to Native people passed by the Senate last week is a step towards reconciliation. But on this Columbus Day, let's be clear that an apology must be followed by action.

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Obama's Unusual Nobel Peace Prize Just Right for Unusual Times

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Oct 10, 2009 03:15 PM |
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There's little time left to take on nuclear proliferation and climate chaos. Can the Nobel Peace Prize help President Obama to step up to these threats?

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Yes Men Prank Sweeps Across New York

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 22, 2009 05:30 AM |

Over 1 million copies of fake New York Post distributed all over New York, with headline: "We're Screwed!"

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A Patriot Resigns

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Sep 05, 2009 06:25 PM |
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At YES!, we've known Van Jones from his work with disaffected youth in Oakland through his rise to the White House. And here's what we know: Van is a true patriot.

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The New Economy Won't Be Like the Last One

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 22, 2009 12:00 AM |

The new economy is built on new forms of money, and on democratic finance and business.

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The Planet is Saved ... Pass it On

The Planet is Saved ... Pass it On

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 18, 2009 12:30 PM |
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YES! men strike again.

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Security in Pakistan: Let's Try Generosity

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 08, 2009 12:00 AM |
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Two million refugees have fled the violence in the Swat region of Pakistan, the largest movement of people since the genocide in Rwanda.

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Tribute to Thomas Berry

Tribute to Thomas Berry

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Jun 02, 2009 12:00 AM |
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Thomas Berry, priest, scholar of Asian and indigenous spiritual traditions, and cultural historian died June 1, 2009 in his hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina.

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A Plea to President Obama: Don't Bankrupt America

A Plea to President Obama: Don't Bankrupt America

Posted by Sarah van Gelder at Apr 07, 2009 09:00 PM |
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We need you to stand up to the Wall Street insiders in your own administration who might understand what boosts the profits of banks, but not what helps our economy.

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