Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Travel Companies Boycott "Human Safaris" and 13 Other Victories for Tribal People in 2013
by Joanna Eedeposted Jan 10, 2014
- Times have never been tougher for indigenous people living in traditional ways. Yet 2013 saw them winning land rights, fighting misrepresentation in the media, and winning solidarity from unexpected allies.
Beyond Classic Disney: 5 Great Animated Kids' Films Without the Racial Stereotypes
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Jan 10, 2014
- Many of the Disney classics contain outdated images of racial and gender groups. Luckily, recent animated masterpieces provide alternatives without sacrificing anything in the way of imagination.
How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosure and Got a Home for Her Four Kids
by Laura Gottesdienerposted Jan 09, 2014
- Displaced by foreclosure, this family took direct action—and got a place to live.
10 Clever Ideas From Around the World to Root Out Inequality (Like Fining Extreme CEO Pay)
by Sam Pizzigatiposted Jan 08, 2014
- From Switzerland to New York, it seems like people are talking more than ever about inequality—and its antidotes. Here are some of the most promising and provocative ideas from last year that could shift our course in 2014.
Movement to Resist Tar Sands "Megaloads" Brings Together Northwest Tribal Members, Environmentalists
by Rachael Stoeveposted Jan 08, 2014
- The struggle pits the tribes and their allies in the environmental movement against the General Electric subsidiary that manufactured the evaporators and the hauling company that is providing transportation for them.
A Chef's Perspective on Revering Life—Even When It’s Raised to Be Slaughtered
by Lisa Harrisposted Jan 07, 2014
- I always knew the goats across the street were raised for food, but this was my first personal relationship with an animal that would later become my food.
What a Progressive, Lesbian Fox News Pundit Learned About Emotional Correctness—From Sean Hannity
by Sally Kohnposted Jan 06, 2014
- Enough with political correctness. Sally Kohn on why persuasion doesn't begin with ideas, facts, or data, but in having the compassion for others that we want them to have for us.
Sitting Is the New Smoking: Why Walking Is the “Secret Sauce” for Better Health and Happier Communities
by Jay Walljasperposted Jan 06, 2014
- Whether you live in the ‘burbs, the city, or the middle of nowhere, the "wonder drug" of walking is just what the doctor ordered.
After 20-Year Fight, Bronx Community Wins Big on Development Project Committed to Living Wages and Local Economy
by Laura Flandersposted Jan 03, 2014
- The people of New York’s poorest borough fought to ensure that redevelopment of its castle-like landmark will benefit those who live there. Will it be a gamechanger?
What I Learned from a Month on the Ten-Mile Diet
posted Jan 03, 2014
- "It was a different kind of diet. I didn't count calories. I didn't count carbs. I just took 12,500 miles of food off my plate."
8 Lifestyles for Healthy Eating (and They All Include Kale!)
by YES! Editorsposted Jan 01, 2014
- Have a New Year's resolution to eat better in the coming year? We set out to find out what a healthy diet really looks like. Turns out, they all have a few things in common.
Abolish the Aisle: Would Divided Legislators Work Together If They Had to Sit in Alphabetical Order?
by Fran Kortenposted Dec 31, 2013
- Marco Rubio would be next to Bernie Sanders, and Paul Ryan would rub elbows with Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan. If we closed the personal gap, maybe we could close the political one.
An Economy That Benefits Ordinary People? What We Learned From the 1%
by George Goehl, Bree Carlsonposted Dec 31, 2013
- When thinking 40 years into the future, people step out of the current political situation, and our sense of what's possible becomes much more expansive. We are not only able to think bigger—we crave it.
Get Hopeful For 2014: YES! Founder Sarah van Gelder Talks to Democracy Now!
posted Dec 31, 2013
- From new leadership in the fight against climate change to an uprising in the education system, there's a lot to be excited about in 2014.
Can the Stuck-in-Place Economy Help Us Face Climate Change?
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 30, 2013
- New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.