Peace and Justice
1.5 Million American Families Live on $2 a Day—These Authors Spent Years Finding Out Why
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 24, 2015
- For their new book, H. Luke Shaefer and Kathryn J. Edin followed the lives of America’s poorest families to find out what they need to break out of poverty, and how to make it happen.
Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 22, 2015
- The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline.
Video: A Brief History of the Mass Incarceration of Black Americans
by Liz PleasantSep 18, 2015
- One in every three African American men will be sent to prison in their lifetime. In this video, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses how so many black Americans get trapped behind bars.
In London, Diversity and a Great School System Go Hand in Hand (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 16, 2015
- The White House released a new tool to help calculate the cost of college, “Black Twitter” revolutionizes the meaning of intellectual, and an anti-rape curriculum in Kenya shows promising results.
Infographic: A History of Debt Forgiveness and Relief
by Lindsey Weedston, Jennifer LuxtonAug 31, 2015
- As long as there has been lending, there have been times when the people’s debt becomes a crisis. Here’s a look at the policy solutions governments have been using, starting in ancient Sumer.
Video: How People With Disabilities Helped Shape New Orleans’ Disaster Policy
by Liz PleasantAug 28, 2015
- Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans disability activists talk about the city’s lack of accessible disaster plans and what they’ve done to change it.
“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”: A Montana Professor on the Issue of Our Time
by Sarah van GelderAug 28, 2015
- University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
Dear Donald Trump: Pissed Off Latinos Are Powerful Latinos
by Yessenia FunesAug 28, 2015
- History has shown that when Latinos feel threatened, they fight back—with their voices and voting power.
Sci-Fi Fandom Declares Victory After Reactionary Nominees Lose Big at the Hugos
by Miles SchneidermanAug 27, 2015
- Despite a deck stacked against women and people of color, the voters rewarded both.
This Artist Collects Your Worst Fears and Turns Them Into Something Great
by Alexa StrabukAug 27, 2015
- The Fear Project uses art to visually interpret the parts of life that scare us the most, normalizing fear as a part of ourselves.
6 Strategies to Make Powerful Social Change—Starting With “Stay Woke”
by Mistinguette SmithAug 25, 2015
- Bree Newsome’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse reminds us that real change comes from people power.
Video: 10 Years After Katrina, Has New Orleans Recovered?
by Laura FlandersAug 21, 2015
- This new documentary looks at gentrification in New Orleans and its effects on the city's low-income communities.
Sad Puppies, Rabid Chauvinists: Will Raging White Guys Succeed in Hijacking Sci-Fi’s Biggest Awards?
by Miles SchneidermanAug 14, 2015
- More and more women have been nominated for Hugo Awards in recent years—until this year. Here’s what’s at stake.
No Apologies: Meet the Guy Who Got Bernie Sanders' Interrupters on the Stage
by Marcus Harrison GreenAug 14, 2015
- In his first interview since last weekend's action in Seattle, activist Amir Islam talks to YES! about why every presidential candidate should be ready to talk black issues.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.