Peace and Justice

Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
by Sarah van Gelder
After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz Hachadourian
From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia Jeffries
Organizers hope to connect today’s civil rights movements to those of the past with a week of demonstrations across the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
Nader Calls for a New 1 Percent
by Andy Lee Roth
In his latest book, the critic and activist proposes the creation and activation of a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy Snyder
Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia Jeffries
The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony Flaccavento
First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David Korten
A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?
by Fran Korten
Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change.
Standing Rock and the Return of the Nonviolent Campaign
by George Lakey
There’s something even better than electoral politics and one-off protests when mobilizing citizen power.
The Cherokee Nation Is Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One?
by Tristan Ahtone
To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.
10 Indigenous and Environmental Struggles—And How You Can Help in 2017
by The Indigenous #NoDAPL Coalition
Whom to call, what to donate, and where to show up.
As a Trump Administration Fast Approaches, Cities and Towns Gear Up for Political Resistance
by Sally Neas
In the years to come, community bills of rights are one strategy to shelter vulnerable populations.
Call for Submissions: “Sanctuary Communities”
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by Jan. 25.