Peace and Justice

Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses to Block a Pipeline—and Reclaim Nomadic Traditions
by Janice Cantieri
The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture.
If a Queer Woman of Color Can Check Her Wealth Privilege, So Can You
by Iimay Ho
Wealth accumulation has its roots in stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen lives. But you can organize other privileged people with compassion.
Rejection of Gerrymandering in Ohio Suggests the U.S. Wants Fairer Elections
by Fran Korten
In both red states and blue states, steps are underway to limit how much districts can be drawn for partisan advantage.
How a University and a Tribe Are Teaming Up to Revive a Lost Language
by Mary Annette Pember
At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity. The project was decades in the making.
Agroecology Is Becoming A Global Movement. But Where Does the U.S. Fit In?
by Antonio Roman-Alcalá
If there’s one thing the American food movement could learn from the global movement for agroecology, it’s that movements move government policy, not the other way around.
How Artists and Neighbors Turned a Bomb Site Into a Medicine Garden
by Olivia Rosane
Amid a housing crisis, a London neighborhood found a way to protect a parcel of rewilded land—then transform it into something better.
What Ben Carson Gets Wrong About Fair Housing
by Prentiss A. Dantzler
Housing policy that emphasizes “self-sufficiency" creates the illusion that where people live is solely their choice.
An Indigenous Poet on SPAM and Colonialism
by Craig Santos Perez
Our guttural love of SPAM was born in 1944, when cases of the shiny cans were berthed from aircraft carriers.
How Foodies Can Understand Capitalism and Farm-to-Table Justice
by Nancy Matsumoto
Our food system can be a place for systemic transformation through an alliance between the progressive and radical wings of the food movement.
Protected by a Church Nearly a Year, Colorado Woman Helps Draft a “People’s Resolution”
by Lornet Turnbull
She and three other women are working to address the specific gaps in immigration law that led each to where she is now.
Those Bikes All Over Your City Are a Good Thing. Here’s Why
by Douglas Johnson
Bike-sharing stations are often built in affluent and predominantly white urban neighborhoods. But going dockless is a game changer.
The Rachel Dolezal Netflix Movie: Which Side of the Divide Are You On?
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by YES! Media.
The Surprising Tourist Destinations Reviving Coal Country
by Nico Gendron
From punk rock to theater to ultramarathons, Kentucky towns are diversifying their economies—and uplifting local voices.
4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism
by Alaina Leary
Here’s how to use different platforms to spread awareness and get other people excited about your cause.
A Bag of Cheap Groceries Is No Substitute for Political Power
by Andy Fisher
We can’t ignore the economic system, policies, and incentives that encourage 40 percent of all food to go to waste.