New Economy

Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. Moore
As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! Staff
The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
“Free” Trade? Fraud Alert
by David Korten
The deceptive branding behind corporatists’ preference for the term “free trade” over simply “trade.”
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
by Sarah van Gelder
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP
by John Duda
Six things we can learn from Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, where cooperatives drive the economy.
How to Win Workplace Equality? Invest in Neighborhoods Where Women Need It Most
by Angela Glover Blackwell
Women make up nearly half of the workforce, yet old-fashioned policies keep them unequal partners. To remedy this, we must first ensure basic opportunities—like making sure girls can get to school.
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
by Arun Gupta
If we listen carefully to Trump’s supporters, we can hear their desire for progressive policies.
In New York, Republicans and Democrats Join Forces to Overturn Citizens United
by Lynsi Burton
Seventeen states have called for a constitutional amendment to reduce the influence of money in politics. So who’s next?
One Hopeful Thing About the Brexit Electoral Rebellion
by David Korten
Maybe now we can renegotiate the corporate boundaries and interests that overtook those of communities.
Still #FeeltheBern? You’re Not Alone
by Rosemary Lane
Meet six people from the recent People’s Summit in Chicago coming to terms with supporting the senator’s ideas, rather than his campaign for president.
How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Can Win, Even Without Him
by Sarah van Gelder
With a mix of anger and excitement, Bernie Sanders supporters shift focus away from the presidency and search for ways to sustain the political revolution sparked by his campaign.
Female Migrant Farmworkers Push Back Against Machismo and Abuse in California’s Wine Country
by Trina Moyles, KJ Dakin
In Sonoma County, women are coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers who often work in isolation.
YES! Wins 4 Excellence in Journalism Awards
by YES! Staff
From a First Nation’s fight against Big Oil to Seattle’s school to prison pipeline, YES! Magazine coverage was honored in this year’s SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.
20,000 Domestic Workers Are About to Get Fair Wages. How’d They Do That?
by Sheila Bapat
Left out by traditional unions, women-led domestic workers are winning fights for minimum wage and overtime across the country.
I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting for Clinton
by David Korten
Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.