Peace and Justice

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.
A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Bill McKibben
A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any one of 38 banks.
When They Shot Terence Crutcher, This Time I Watched
by Zenobia Jeffries
Now I see that nothing can guarantee my son’s safety if he encounters police. That’s a hard thing for a mother. But it should be a hard thing for everyone.
How You Can Support Standing Rock
by Thane Maxwell
This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.
Want National Security? Dismantle the War Machine
by David Korten
A military response to violence creates more violence. For real security, we need to stop climate change and work toward shared prosperity.