Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Europe Leads U.S. in Effort to Tax Financial "Speed Demons"
by Sarah Andersonposted May 19, 2014
- The European Commission expects a tiny tax on financial transactions to raise an estimated $42 billion per year while discouraging purely speculative short-term trading.
Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
by Laura Garcia, Molly Ruskposted May 16, 2014
- The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
4 Signs Net Neutrality Isn't Dead (Despite an FCC Proposal You're Not Going to Like)
by James Trimarcoposted May 16, 2014
- They didn't get the proposal they wanted from the FCC. But proponents of a fair and open Internet made important strikes, and the debate is just getting started.
The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It
by Wendy Callposted May 16, 2014
- The movement to end the violence through the decriminalization of drugs has never had so much momentum. And it's never been easier to get involved.
Meet the Girl Who Sparked Brown v. The Board of Education With a High School Walkout
by Nadine Blochposted May 16, 2014
- The stories of people behind the landmark decision—like that of 16-year-old Barbara Rose Johns—are even more compelling and inspiring than the sea-changing ruling itself.
7 Ways to Garden Like You Know What You're Doing (Even If You're Just Getting Started)
by Terra Wellingtonposted May 15, 2014
- A few simple guidelines to follow when breaking out the trowel and gloves.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace Clementposted May 14, 2014
- The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal
by Liz Pleasantposted May 13, 2014
- The decision is the largest single win for the movement to push institutions to divest from fossil fuels. And student activists say they'll keep the pressure on Stanford to divest from oil and natural gas as well as from coal.
When It Comes to Shaping Public Debate, What Can a Magazine Do?
by Fran Kortenposted May 13, 2014
- "Education Uprising," the Spring issue of YES!, connected people across the country and helped catalyze the movement to reclaim education—a living example of how national conversations can change.
Will My Daughter Grow Up to Be a Farmer Like Me?
by Shannon Hayesposted May 12, 2014
- I made the choice to give up a career in law and return to my family farm. Now, I wait to see if my daughter will do the same.
This Omaha Bike Shop Is Training a New Generation of Cyclists
posted May 12, 2014
- "Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoyposted May 08, 2014
- Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
New York Inmates Draw Strength from Prison-Themed Hip-Hop Album
by Nur Laljiposted May 07, 2014
- Members of the Rochester-based group Da Cloth have sent the tape to more than 150 inmates.
How Macklemore's Trumpet Player Is Bringing Music Back to His Kenyan Hometown
posted May 06, 2014
- The Madaraka festival is a celebration of African cultural heritage and modern-day entrepreneurship—and the proceeds will help build a recording studio for 68 youth in Kenya.
Fans Move to Buy LA Clippers After Owner Is Banned From NBA
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted May 06, 2014
- The fans hope to buy the team and make it into a nonprofit organization like the Green Bay Packers.