Peace and Justice

Banks Have Cut Funding for Fossil Fuels Projects 22 Percent
by Colby Devitt
But activist groups say that’s not enough: There’s no resting, even after divestment victories.
Reality Check: More Police Officers Don’t Equal Safer Neighborhoods
by Zenobia Jeffries
Earlier this year, activists launched a campaign called Freedom Cities to protect and uplift all people of color. (And, no, it doesn't include more police.)
The ACA Had Just Begun to Fix Rural America’s Health Care Inequality
by Claire Snell-Rood, Cathleen Willging
Rates of insured people in rural areas had reached almost 86 percent in early 2015.
The Montana Moms Who Decided Refugees Will Be Welcome in Their City
by Gabriel Furshong
Even in a conservative and rural state, Mary Poole and her book club felt Missoula was a good place for refugees. So they made it happen.
Debt Relief—Japanese-style—Could Work Here
by Ellen Brown
Japan has found a way to write off its national debt without creating inflation. Why can’t we do that?
He Bought a $500 House in Detroit. But It Was Never About the House
by Colin Beavan
A young white man discovered what transcends race and class divides among neighbors.
No, I Won’t Stop Saying “White Supremacy”
by Robin DiAngelo
White people like me should use the term because it shifts the race problem to us, where it belongs.
Why Climate Change Belongs in the Health Care Debate
by Stephen Miller
We know climate change is affecting the environment—but it’s also threatening people’s health.
Thanks to Amazon, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Have Lost 295K Jobs
by Stephen Miller
And 32 other facts you should probably know.
There Are Good Policing Rules—Why Won’t Officers Use Them With People of Color?
by Christopher Zumski Finke
“The good stuff never applies to people of color, ever.”
Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)
by Chris Winters
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by July 21.
For Women Like Charleena Lyles, Trauma Has Trickled Down for Generations
by Angela Fichter
How symptoms of mental illness manifest in Black women, and the steps you can take toward healing.
You Don’t Need a Sanctuary City to Help Your Immigrant Neighbors
by Yessenia Funes
In Greensboro, North Carolina, sanctuary policies are banned. But that hasn’t stopped residents and local police from supporting immigrants in their community.
Health Care Has Been Cut Before. Here’s What Happened
by Simon Haeder
Yes, we’ve cut health care before. But the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid would make history.