Peace and Justice

#SwipeItForward: Why People With Transit Passes Are Swiping in People Without
by Kevon Paynter
The campaign is working to end the criminalization of people who can’t afford subway fares—because no one should go to jail for $2.75.
How To Say No To Amazon
by Ellen Shepard
There are better ways to spend economic development dollars. Cities that bend over backward to lure the tech giant may end up on the losing end.
Fed Up With How Women Are Portrayed in Media, These Girls Started Their Own Radio Station
by Melissa Hellmann
A Boston radio station trains teens, helps them find their voice, and gives them a chance to be heard.
Van Jones’ “Messy Truth”: We’re All a Little Right, and We’re All a Little Wrong
by Zenobia Jeffries
Liberals and conservatives have too much in common—and too much at stake—to keep hiding behind differences.
Hospital Beats Federal Bureaucracy to Offer Local Traditional Foods
by Stephen Miller
A unique program in the Arctic tundra finds a way around federal regulation to put traditional foods on the hospital menu.
Despite Setbacks, the Democracy Movement Is Gaining Power
by David Korten
A new book outlines how the superrich have worked to undermine our country, and what we can do to fight back.
Texas Activists Combine Social Media With Old-School Tactics to Resist Conservative Agenda
by Kit O’Connell
Intersectional movements are helping the left gain ground, not just play defense.
Why One Native Family Is Donating Their Fracking Proceeds to Benefit Indian Country
by Terri Hansen, Paul Koberstein
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
by Jacqueline Keeler
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
The Shasta Dam Killed Off This Tribe’s Salmon—Or So They Thought
by Marc Dadigan
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.
How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15
by Alan A. Aja, William A. Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton
It’s time for cities to reverse a shrinking workforce and build resilience in the face of climate change.
Las Vegas Massacre Dispels the Myth of Who’s Most Violent in This Country
by Mike Males
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and gun deaths.
10 Examples That Prove Straight Privilege Influences Everything
by Erin Tatum
We still live in a society that affords heterosexual individuals more rights, power, and freedom.
Trump’s Proposed Tax Cuts Would Further Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor
by David Korten
The Trump/Republican tax cut proposal is an opportunity to discuss how to redistribute wealth and power.