Most Recent from YES! Magazine
YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer
posted Aug 21, 2013
- Jake Bugg, a Tribute to John Denver, and Beethoven for Everyone.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutnerposted Aug 21, 2013
- Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyposted Aug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa Hillstromposted Aug 21, 2013
- It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagenposted Aug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It
by Floyd McKayposted Aug 20, 2013
- A plan to bring coal from Wyoming to the Pacific Northwest coast and ship it to Asia will test the mettle of the region's environmentalists.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Aug 20, 2013
- Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
Putting My Kids' Art in the Trash: How I Got Past the Guilt
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 20, 2013
- It feels bad to throw away the crayon drawings and unfinished projects. But the memories stored there can never really be lost.
Putting Workers on TV: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Bringing Labor to Prime Time
by Amy B. Deanposted Aug 16, 2013
- While the days when every city paper had a labor beat may be gone, Hayes is finding new ways to get the issues facing workers into the national conversation.
A Piazza on Every Block: How DIY Placemaking Is Transforming Communities
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 16, 2013
- Americans who’ve enjoyed the vibrant public places of Europe and Latin America are bringing the idea back to the cities and towns of the U.S.
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
by Corey Hillposted Aug 16, 2013
- An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama
by Valerie Schloredtposted Aug 15, 2013
- Photographer Jane Feldman on earning the trust of beloved world leaders—and capturing their laughter.
Co-Op Academy Teaches Workers to Build Green and Cooperative Businesses
posted Aug 14, 2013
- GRITtv's Laura Flanders speaks with the founder of the program and takes you inside one of its classes.
Can Crowdsourcing Help Save Dying Languages?
by Michele Lent Hirschposted Aug 13, 2013
- More than 3,000 of the world’s languages are at risk of dying out, but a new set of tools will help the linguists and advocates who defend them.
Spring 2013 Literary Gem Omar Charles
posted Aug 13, 2013
- Omar Charles is a student of Allison Stuart at General George A. McCall Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Omar's essay about his realization that when it comes to fighting products that may harm people and the environment, he has to become his own hero.