Peace and Justice

Dear Activists: Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
Dreading Conflict During the Holidays? Let It Go, Let It Go, Let It Go
by Nicholas Joyce
You’re not alone. Here’s how to prepare for those encounters.
Think of Spielberg’s “The Post” as Your Fake-News Palate Cleanser
by Mark Rahner
Maybe journalists will watch those old-timers with their glorious combovers and remember their own responsibility and power.
The Biggest Thing We Forget When Talking About Food Justice
by Monica White
Creating a just food system begins with land—who owns it, how they own it, and how it gets passed down from one generation to the next.
9 Essential Reads For Your Racial Justice Conversations
by Zenobia Jeffries
These authors will help you talk about White supremacy by using reasoning and research rather than anger and frustration.
The Really Scary Thing About the CDC’s Seven “Banned” Words
by Mark Rahner
The two words we should be worried most about? Fascism and authoritarianism.
In Norway, Racism Is Losing. Here’s Why
by George Lakey
The Scandinavian success comes from focusing on economic justice and making immigrant success stories more visible.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
The Woman Beside Wendell Berry: The Most Important Fiction Editor Almost No One Has Heard Of
by Robert Jensen
Tanya Berry challenges our assumptions about women’s work and small-town living.
The Radio Show Bringing Prisoners Messages from Home
by Ivy Brashear
For inmates that can’t afford phone calls, this weekly program connects them to faraway family and friends.
The Unlikely Industry Empowering Women in Afghanistan
by Ruchi Kumar
In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.
When You’re a Transgender Refugee in Trump’s America
by Christopher Zumski Finke
“You have to have people willing to speak out and be visible within the community, and that is not possible given the current climate.”
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
“Politicizing Beyoncé”: The Unique College Course on Feminist Politics
by Bailey Williams
A professor has created an entire class on the star that focuses on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Now you can take it online.
7 Ways You Can Stand Up to Sexual Harassment
by Elizabeth Svoboda
What do you do when your colleague tells you the department head propositioned her in the hallway?