Peace and Justice

Suddenly Time—And the Oil Market—Are On the Side of the Standing Rock Sioux
by Mark Trahant
This week’s new Army Corps decision and a fresh lawsuit could delay the Dakota Access pipleline more than makes economic sense.
Get Ready for Our Favorite Solutions Across the U.S.
by YES! Editors
We’ve learned a lot in 20 years of solutions journalism. We know that we can fix what’s broken in our communities, regardless of who inhabits the White House.
What Standing Rock Tells Us About Civil Disobedience
by Melissa Hellmann
The militarized response to communities of color signals a possible double standard in law enforcement’s acceptance of civil disobedience.
The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall
by Tristan Ahtone
Tohono O’odham traditional lands extend deep into Mexico, and any border wall will face legal and physical opposition.
Trump Protests Could Be the Start of a New Civil Rights Era
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Social change begins in the streets with citizen activism, but it’s important to realize this chapter of history is unlike any that has come before.
Will Trump Deport Me? Here’s What I Told My Son
by Nabil Echchaibi
Since I moved here more than two decades ago, this is the first time I feel vulnerable. But I have faith in millions of Americans to defend my right to be here.
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
by George Lakey
Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun Gupta
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
Leader of the Standing Rock Sioux on Prayers and a President Trump
by Sarah van Gelder
“We’re about protecting our future. And that’s what he should be about.”
With Trump, a Renewed Call to Radical Feminist Men
by Robert Jensen
Our task is to reject men’s claim to control women’s reproductive power and sexuality, while calling out White supremacy and a widening equality gap.
4 Ways We Voted For a Better Criminal Justice System
by Jaime Alfaro, Olivia Anderson, James Trimarco
From reducing incarceration levels in Oklahoma to keeping kids out of adult prisons in California, voters gave a few significant wins to the rights of the incarcerated.
What the Trump Victory Means for Standing Rock
by Jenni Monet
The Sioux tribe is facing a pro-oil president-elect with personal investments riding on the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Something to Celebrate: 6 Women Who Won Historic Firsts
by Liza Bayless, Paulina Phelps
A woman was not elected to the highest office. But other women who ran on platforms of equality and progressive reform did win.
Building “Political Power” for Black Americans Where Voter Suppression Is Highest
by Liza Bayless
This election will be the first in 50 years not to offer full protections under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the Movement for Black Lives is hopeful.
I Found the Spirit of Standing Rock in Communities Across the Nation
by Sarah van Gelder
A four-month road trip showed me how many of us are already building a better America by working together.