Peace and Justice

Waiting Tables or Harvesting Food, Why Fair Labor Is Still About Civil Rights
by Saru Jayaraman, Devan Shea
For too many women, deciding whether to stand up to harassment at work is a choice between earning enough tips to put food on their tables or not.
5 Places to View Pre-Colonial America
by Chelsey Luger
The ancient history of this country is often overlooked. Here are landmarks significant to Indigenous people that were renamed by white settlers.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Taking MLK’s Message Global
by David Korten
The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve.
How Tucson Preserves Its Native Food Heritage
by Cat Modlin-Jackson
The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people, like members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, is glaring—and drives many of the city’s food justice efforts.
Today’s Young Adults Want to Redesign Capitalism. But Into What?
by Joseph Blasi, Douglas L. Kruse
The data suggest that today’s young people are losing faith in capitalism—and ready to embrace something much more fair.
White Allies, Let’s Be Honest About Decolonization
by Kyle Powys Whyte
I want to experience the solidarity of allied actions that refuse fantastical narratives of commonality and hope.
The Revolution Is Being Podcasted
by Sammi-Jo Lee
These popular audio shows use compassion, practical tools, and a little millennial humor to encourage listeners to engage.
How This Tribe Got Their Coastal California Lands Returned
by Debra Utacia Krol
The Kashia’s success might be the first time that a tribe in the U.S. has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.
What’s Wrong With Saying Stephen Hawking Is “Finally Free”
by Megan Wildhood
Our disabilities are not our bodies. Our disabilities are a society based on capitalist assumptions that greatness confers meaning in one’s life.
Conservatives Agree the New Pro-War Ideologues Are Dangerous
by Sarah van Gelder
Alarm over John Bolton, who has pushed for pre-emptive war in North Korea and bombing Iran, isn’t just among progressives.
“Decolonization Starts Inside of You”
by Josué Rivas
Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies. He says it wasn’t just a protest; it was an awakening.
When They Couldn’t Afford Internet Service, They Built Their Own
by J. Gabriel Ware
The digital justice project is putting people online and providing technology training in Detroit neighborhoods.
How Facebook’s Data Has Been Turned Against Its Users—and Democracy
by Timothy Summers
The company does more than just sell your data. It has put modern democracy at stake.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Lonely People
by Amelia S. Worsley
Those trying to cure a loneliness epidemic by bringing people physically closer to their neighbors are oversimplifying its modern meaning.