Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

In Review :: YES! Film Picks - The Singing Revolution / Flow
Reviews of our favorite films for the summer '09.
Theme Guide :: The New Economy
This downturn marks the end of an unsustainable economy. Rather than trying to reinflate the old bubble economy, these activists, visionaries, and upstarts are trying something new: an economy that puts people first and works within the carrying capacity of Mother Earth.
La nueva economía empieza aquí
by David Korten, Traducción por Guillermo Wendorff
Ya fuese la divina providencia o tan sólo la buena suerte, deberíamos agradecer que el colapso financiero nos haya golpeado antes de lo peor del calentamiento global y el pico en la producción de petróleo.
Cleveland Recupera con sus Cooperativas
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, y Steve Dubb, Traduccion por Guillermo Wendorff.
Cleveland descubre el poder económico de las “instituciones ancla”─universidades y hospitales, en este caso─que han tenido un compromiso a largo plazo con la ciudad. La estrategia Evergreen desarrolla empresas locales de propiedad obrera que puedan ofrecer servicios continuos a estas instituciones ancla.
Trabajos verdes y justos que puedes poseer
by James Trimarco y Jill Bamburg, Traducción por Guillermo Wendorff
Los tiempos difíciles requieren de estrategias creativas. Una y otra vez, durante los períodos de dificultades económicas y fracasos del mercado, han surgido empresas de propiedad cooperativa como una respuesta democrática y popular.
Dólares con buen sentido
by Judith D. Schwartz
Las monedas locales valoran el tiempo, construyen comunidad y mantienen los negocios en movimiento aún cuando el crédito se agota.
In Review :: YES! Music Picks - David Francey, Delcoa, Dark Was The Night
Musical inspiration while putting out the Summer 2009 issue.
Jars Cartoon
"Inside the Smithsonian's Archives of Poor Choices, 1980's-2009" Caption submitted by Alane Cameron Miles
Flow :: Interview with the Director
Director Irena Salina on why more people in the West are becoming aware of the human and environmental impact of water scarcity, how reservoir privatization affects common people, and what the role of world government should be in resolving the problem before it's too late.
The Singing Revolution :: Film Trailer
The extraordinary story of the non-violent path Estonia took to free itself from Soviet occupation.
Justicia Now!
Justicia Now is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest—and the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.
The Story of Agnes Pareyio
A Maasai woman challenges her tribe's tradition of female genital mutilation/cutting and provides a safe haven for young girls who do not want to undergo the practice.
Waseem Mahmood: Say No To Terrorism
After hearing his sons' ongoing frustration over the stereotypes of Islam they heard from schoolmates and the media, British Muslim producer Waseem Mahmood decided to take action—by creating a pop song and launching a movement.
A Conversation with Sherman Alexie
Enrique Cerna of KCTS 9 talks intimately with Alexie about his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation, overcoming illness and alcoholism, and the inspiration behind his award-winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
YES! Bikes to Work—All Month
May is national bike month. To celebrate, YES! staff members are joining one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast: the 2009 Group Health Commute Challenge. Check back all month as YES! staff members report back from their green commute.