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From the Executive Editor

Sarah van Gelder

Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will? Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
by Dean Paton
47 million Americans live beneath the official poverty line, under a daily judgment of failure. The question today is: Whose failure?
Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools
by Sarah van Gelder
For decades the myth of failing public schools justified industrial-scale testing and a privatization agenda. Now radical educators are bursting the bubble test, getting culturally relevant, and restoring justice to the classroom.
After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff
by Christa Hillstrom
We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy
by Sarah van Gelder
Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.
To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead To Change Our Direction, It’s Time to Follow Nature’s Lead
by Sarah van Gelder
It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
The Body Politic The Body Politic
by Madeline Ostrander
Taking charge of our bodies means more than buying stuff. It means reckoning with the intersection between our humanity and the political and environmental decisions our society makes.
Homes That Survived the Crash Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelder
While Wall Street players used home finance to make mega-profits for the 1 percent, local banks and community land trusts got people into decent, secure, affordable homes.
How to Put People Back in Charge How to Put People Back in Charge
by Sarah van Gelder
Corporate power is behind the politics of climate denial, Wall Street bailouts, union busting, and media consolidation, and more. What prospect do We the People have for putting power back where it belongs?
YES! Turns 15 YES! Turns 15
by Sarah van Gelder
After 15 years of solutions-oriented reporting, we don’t believe there is a single leader somewhere who is going to show us all how to live better. The changes are coming from all of us.
Jobs: What Will It Take? Jobs: What Will It Take?
by Sarah van Gelder
The middle-class way of life is in trouble. The Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine asks how we can build strong local economies that sustain us in challenging times.
Instead of Prison Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Animals Among Us Animals Among Us
by Sarah van Gelder
Should we eat animals? Can we save our ailing wildlife? What can animals teach us about caring for the planet and each other? The Spring 2011 issue of YES! Magazine explores our relationship with other creatures.
Families In Hard Times Families In Hard Times
by Sarah van Gelder
Multigenerational households, same-sex partnerships, and stay-at-home dads: The Winter 2011 issue of YES! Magazine explores our changing sense of family.
Seeds of Resilience Seeds of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
Climate change, peak oil, and a stalled economy: The Fall 2010 issue of YES! Magazine shows how people step up in uncertain times to create a resilient way of life.
The Water We Need The Water We Need
by Madeline Ostrander
Senior editor Madeline Ostrander introduces the Water Solutions issue.
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