Peace and Justice

“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
by Sylvia A. Harvey
What today’s workers can learn from day laborers and domestic workers about job security, health benefits, and retirement.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza Bayless
Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil
by Stephen Miller
For years, Congress has been pressed to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Will today’s Indigenous-led climate movements finally seal the deal?
The Secret Strength of Standing Rock
by Michael J. Dax
Natives and non-Native water protectors have found room in this movement for their passions, from traditional wisdom to direct action against fossil fuels.
Why I Dropped Everything to Head to Standing Rock
by Paula Schmidt
After industry and greed destroyed my life in northern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fracking country, I knew I needed to stand with the water protectors.
Why “Diversity” Is Nearly Meaningless
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Author Jeff Chang talks about Trumpism, Whiteness, and cultural equity in his new book, “We Gon’ Be Alright.”
Why We Are Singing for Water—In Front of Men With Guns and Surveillance Helicopters
by Linda Hogan
We were water beings from the beginning. The river was our Grandmother and supplied everything we needed to survive.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee Domzalski
When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America
by Lornet Turnbull
Voters are automatically registered at the DMV, then can easily vote in elections by mail-in ballot.
White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead, White folks need to realize we have the power to stop police violence and defend Black lives.
3 Ways People’s Movements Snuck Into the First Presidential Debate
by James Trimarco
While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
National Prison Strike Exposes Need for Labor Rights Behind Bars
by Melissa Hellmann
At 29 prisons, thousands of inmates have stopped work to protest unfair labor practices. So where are the unions?
What’s at Stake: Watch the Clinton-Trump Debate with YES! Magazine
by James Trimarco
Use the hashtag #HighStakesNov8 to live tweet the debate with us.
A Subzero Winter Is Coming to Standing Rock—Here’s Their Plan
by Michael J. Dax
The camps are preparing to keep the Dakota Access pipeline blockade going strong—keeping resolve firm, spirits high, and thousands of bodies warm.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.