Most Recent from YES! Magazine

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.
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
Signs of Life :: Prison Reform
by Brooke Jarvis
A Chance for a New Life After Prison
Signs of Life :: Health Care
by Noah Grant
Support Grows for National Plan
Signs of Life :: Corporations
by Margit Christenson, Madeline Ostrander
Towns Rein in Corporate Power; Exxon Faces Court Challenges
Signs of Life :: Human Rights
by Brooke Jarvis
Chile Recognizes Indigenous Rights
Signs of Life :: Elections
by Noah Grant
States Back the Popular Vote