Peace and Justice

Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
by Frances Moore Lappé and, Adam Eichen
Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
After the Violence and Videos, Therapists Learn to Treat Racial Trauma
by Jaime Alfaro
From specialized clinics for African Americans to social media events that take the shame out of sharing, there's a movement to heal the psychological scars of racism.
#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC
by Alexa Mills
Laughter makes us feel safer, stronger, and more together. In Cleveland, activists used it to flip Trump's own ridiculous words upside down.
After Weeks of Tragedy, Possibilities Will Emerge
by Sarah van Gelder
The one thing we can count on is change. But what will make that change inclusive and sustainable instead of violent and fascistic?
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! Staff
The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
Fear: What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
by Zenobia Jeffries
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.
Why Being a “Good Guy” Is Not Enough
by Joe Samalin
Either you’re actively working against sexual violence or you’re enabling it.
We Already Know How to Reduce Police Racism and Violence
by Kate Stringer
Recent research has shown cities what works. For starters, hire more female police officers.
For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. Harvey
Through partnering with local farmers, the USDA has begun to tackle its racist past.
Think Gender Issues Can’t Be Funny? Think Again
by Alexa Strabuk
Three comedians using stand-up to breakdown gender stereotypes.
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
by Sarah van Gelder
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
When Soldiers Come Home, Who Tends to Their Moral Injuries?
by Micael Bogar
Listening can help ease the transition home for veterans and ultimately heal us as a nation.
The Lakota Martial Arts Teacher Helping Native Women Recover Their Strength
by Christa Hillstrom
A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
A Tough Choice for Feminist Black Lives Matter Activists
by Marcus Harrison Green
Protesting a police killing and marching in support of a man convicted of rape can pose a real dilemma when one in five women nationwide has suffered a sexual assault.
Stop Asking Me to Denounce Islam to Prove I Care About LGBT Rights
by Aaminah Khan
Surely, I am not less queer just because I am Muslim.