Peace and Justice

Thinking About Your New Year’s Resolutions? Try Focusing on the Good Life
by Ted Fischer
In past years, you’ve probably targeted minor vices—eat fewer snacks, drink less, exercise more. This time around, try something a little different.
What Bitcoin and Amazon Are Doing to the Middle Class
by David Korten
Roughly 20 percent of U.S. workers are in a high-paying finance, technology, and electronics sectors. The other 80 percent face a daily struggle to survive.
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
10 Photos: I Saw What Resilience Looks Like
by Mary Annette Pember
On their reservations and in their wider communities, I saw how Native people protected and nurtured each other.
The City That Still Wants to Encourage Public Protest
by Kevon Paynter
While many state and local governments have moved to stifle civil disobedience in recent years, San Francisco is building a public space to support civic activism.
We Can Reimagine and Reinvent Our Society in 2018
by Sarah van Gelder
Let’s say goodbye to top-down revolutions and embrace grassroots action.
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.