Most Recent from YES! Magazine

What Democracy Looks Like When You Have to Disagree With Your Neighbors
by Shannon Hayes
As much as I dislike and distrust our current national administration, I also deeply value community harmony.
Why We Are Driven to Search for the Truth
by Robert Jensen
It’s something we struggle to see more clearly, to realize day to day, to make more real in our lives. And that’s always messy business.
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library.
In One of the Nation’s Most Conservative Places, A Sanctuary City
by Josué Rivas
Advocates in Santa Ana mobilize to educate, assist, protect, and inspire undocumented residents.
After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy
by Peter Slavin
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
Blackfeet Researcher Leads Her Tribe Back to Traditional Foods
by J. Gabriel Ware
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.
Stop Making Excuses for Hateful White Men
by Zenobia Jeffries
Racism—not mental illness—was behind the killings on the Portland train. Let’s call it what it is so we can deal with it.
No, Killing Coyotes Does Not Help Ranchers
by Megan M. Draheim
There is no clear evidence that lethal control works to protect livestock.
About Student Writing Lessons from YES! Magazine
by Jing Fong
Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
Meet the People Whose Job Is Checking Facts
by J. Gabriel Ware
We’ve got enough political commentators. We need more fact checkers.
Climate Action Never Depended on Trump
by Colin Beavan
There are so many ways we can slow and stop the burning of fossil fuels in the United States. But we need to get to work.
"Gender Pronouns" Student Writing Lesson
Is there anyone in your life—you included—who is not comfortable being referred to as “he” or “she”? Write a letter to Cole, founder of the Brown Boi Project, on how you feel about this expansion of gender pronoun language. How do you deal with this cultural change?
Enough! Trump Has Abdicated on Climate—Now It’s Up to Us
by Mark Trahant
I’ll start with myself. And every time I give up something to reduce carbon emissions, I’ll smile and think of President Trump.
Undocumented and Transgender
by Norman Allen
A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.
U.S. Doesn’t Need Trump to Honor Paris Climate Agreement
by Stephen Miller
American cities have already spent billions of dollars on climate action and are committed to environmental goals that go beyond the Paris accord.