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.

Signs of Life :: New Mexico Ends Capital Punishment
by Kim Eckart
New Mexico becomes the second state to abolish the death penalty, since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976.
Signs of Life :: Landmark Climate Change Bill
by Madeline Ostrander
Congress has begun debate on what could become the first-ever federal legislation to regulate greenhouse gases. The bill promises to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Signs of Life :: A Push for Public Health Care
by Kim Eckart
Advocates are urging President Obama to end insurance industry domination over health care. But how should the new system work?
Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to Water
by Daniel Moss, Brooke Jarvis
More than 20 countries have signed a declaration recognizing water as a basic human right. The declaration was presented as an alternative to a weaker statement on water access issued at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul in March.
The New Economy Starts Now
Resource Guide :: The New Economy
by Mary Richter
Jump start your local economy with these organizations, initiatives, and a library about the new economy.
Discussion Guide :: The New Economy
by Catherine Bailey
Conversation starters and article summaries for the economy issue.
Readers Forum :: How You Are Making it Through the Downturn with Less
Our readers share their strategies for surviving and thriving in hard economic times.
Community Investment: It’s Classic
by Jeff Golden
Jeff Golden’s ideas and tips for sustainable investment.
31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy
by Sarah van Gelder
Build a secure, sustainable economy at home and in your community.
Just the Facts :: Why we can’t go back to the old economy
by Kim Eckart, Doug Pibel, Laura Kaliebe
We’re manufacturing money, not goods.
Quote :: Rev Billy
by Reverend Billy
“We are getting to know each other again. This is the stuff of our new economy. It will grow and we won’t let it go this time.” Rev. Billy.
YES! Online
Web exclusive videos, photo essays, music & more for the summer 2009.
The Page That Counts :: Summer 2009
by Mary Richter
Approximate number of languages spoken in the world: 6,000 :: Number of these that are indigenous languages: 5,000 :: Number of languages that go extinct every year: 26
Excerpt: Soil Not Oil
by Vandana Shiva
Why we need to kick petroleum out of our farms.