Peace and Justice

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 August 18.
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.
Wage Love to End Debt’s Stranglehold
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead of using debt to punish communities of color and the poor, we should invest in everyone and defend our civic legacies for future generations.
Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison Get a Second Chance
by Zenobia Jeffries
A nationwide movement is seeking to end the practice of trying teenage criminals as adults and, instead, granting them a new start.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.