Peace and Justice

Do Protests Matter? What the Tea Party Movement Can Teach the Trump Resistance
by Kaya Axelsson
This is how rallies grow into movements and create social change.
We Need Radical Imagination
by Sarah van Gelder
Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.
What White People Can Do for Food Justice
by Zenobia Jeffries
Creator of Master Cooks Corps train-the-trainer program Chef Nadine Nelson says White people in the food movement should ask themselves: What are you doing to hold yourself accountable to people of color?
Can the President Really Do That?
by Lisa Manheim, Kathryn Watts
Trump’s power is limited. Here’s how people can use their own power to support or oppose his actions.
How to Bring Caring for Kids and Elders (and Other Acts of Love) Into the Economy
by Ai-jen Poo, Sarita Gupta
It’s one of the most concrete representations of love that we have, yet it’s extremely undervalued.
The Sassiest Signs From the Seattle Women’s March
by Lori Panico
PHOTO ESSAY: Everywhere, walking shoes, water bottles, and thousands of people with a lot to say.
When Economic Growth Indicates Failure
by David Korten
For the well-being of most everyone—including the rich—equality is more important than growth.
With Marijuana Now Legal, L.A. Goes Further to Make Amends for the War on Drugs
by Kevon Paynter
The city creates a “social equity” tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
I Stood Up to ICE, and Now They’re Trying to Deport Me
by Maru Mora Villalpando
With the letter delivered to my house, ICE has officially made the leap from a law enforcement agency to a political repression agency.
Appalachia Puts Environmental Human Rights to the Test
by Nicholas F. Stump
The region is often written off as a “national sacrifice zone.” But can it find new and more robust legal remedies for limiting harmful extraction?
Love Letters to the Resistance
by Aura Bogado
More than 30 writers send messages of hope to loved ones in the time of Trump.
Believe Me, You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World
by Wyatt Massey
The change we need comes from the daily actions of many, many people.
How Tenants Use Digital Mapping to Track Bad Landlords and Gentrification
by Hannah Norman
In social justice cartography, the technology is being harnessed for activism as it becomes more accessible.
The Unexpected Significance of a Shithole Comment
by Lornet Turnbull
Perhaps the president will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.
Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.