Most Recent from YES! Magazine

Quote :: Split This Rock
“I dream of a child who will ask, ‘Mother, what was war?’” From the Split This Rock collaborative collage poem delivered by individual poets in front of the White House, March 23, 2008.
How We Can Do It: How to get free of nuclear weapons
The United States, as the owner of the biggest nuclear arsenal, must take the initiative and lead the world to take these seven steps towards nuclear abolition.
How to Join the Family of Nations
by Sarah van Gelder
Nearly two out of three Americans believe U.S. relations with the rest of the world are on the wrong track. That doesn’t have to be bad news, though. The Summer 2008 issue of YES! shows the people turning that around: voting for peace in their city or town, supporting Iraq veterans, and starting conversations with your neighbors about how to create a just world.
YES! But How? :: Non-toxic Art
by Noah Grant, Christiane Ranc
Practical tips on non-toxic art materials, compact fluorescent bulbs, zip loc bags, and how to grow your own fresh air.
From the Publisher :: America Can Change
by Fran Korten
With enough citizen understanding and action, America can change. Were you one of the millions deeply moved by Barack Obama’s March 18 speech from Philadelphia? He supported his optimism with a fierce faith in this country, saying “What we know, what we have seen, is that America can change—that is the true genius of this nation.”
YES! Film Picks: Making Whiteness Visible
by Carol Estes
Maddening and motivating independent films: Mirrors of Privilege, Abel Raises Cain and Pilgrimage.
In Review :: Shopping Our Way to Safety
by Steve Heilig
Andrew Szasz raises uncomfortable issues in his latest book on how we changed from protecting the environment to protecting ourselves.
In Review :: Toxic Exposures
by Steve Heilig
Steve Heilig reviews Phil Brown's book on contested illnesses and the environmental movement.
Oregon’s Progressive Ideas Get on the Bus
Jim Hightower celebrates the Oregon Bus Project, an example of grassroots activism on the road, in this extract from his Swim Against the Current: Even Dead Fish Can Go with the Flow.
In Review :: From Raising Hell to Raising Barns
by Jonathan Rowe
Jonathan Rowe reviews Jim Hightower's new book. Also find an excerpt of the book and listen to Jim Hightower read a chapter.
Commentary :: Don’t Be Nice—Be Kind
by Akaya Windwood
Niceness is often filled with falseness—it is a way to not tell the truth, or to obscure it. “Be nice!” is something many of us heard as children as a way of avoiding upsetting someone… it’s not effective in the long run as a way to come together to solve the myriad difficulties facing our communities, both local and global.
People We Love :: Carol Bebelle
New Orleans Artists “Come Home!”
People We Love :: Tom Szaky
One Man’s Garbage, Another's Revolution
People We Love :: Ava Lowery
Ava Lowery launched peacetakescourage.com, a website showcasing her homemade antiwar videos.
People We Love :: Don Cheadle
Hotel Rwanda Actor Speaks Out on Darfur