Peace and Justice
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
by John FefferOct 20, 2014
- Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
The Danger of Silence
Oct 17, 2014
- When he was a kid, slam poet and teacher Clint Smith once gave up speaking for Lent. He found that his silence allowed his classmates to be bullied—and that he must use his voice speak up for truth and justice.
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
by Tom EblenOct 09, 2014
- The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
Americans on Food Aid Document Their Hunger in Photos
by YES! EditorsOct 09, 2014
- “Before I was on SNAP, I budgeted $50 a week for all groceries for my two children and myself. This was for food, shampoo, toilet paper, everything.”
Bangladeshi Workers Organize to Protect Their Most Valuable Export: Themselves
by Tiffany WilliamsOct 08, 2014
- In the evolving global economy, migrants facing virtual indentured servitude abroad—and coming home to debt and social isolation—feels like the new normal.
After Ferguson, It’s Time to Turn a Civil Rights Moment Into a Human Rights Movement
by Nathan SchneiderOct 07, 2014
- “We need to expand the civil-rights struggle to a higher level—to the level of human rights.”
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
by Victoria LawSep 30, 2014
- These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
by Yessenia FunesSep 17, 2014
- The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
The Antidote to Mansplaining: Rebecca Solnit on Everyday Sexism and What We Can Do About It
by Valerie SchloredtSep 03, 2014
- Useful as it may be as journalistic shorthand, “mansplaining” is cultural bubblegum in comparison to Solnit’s actual body of work.
Let’s End Poverty: We Have the Money, Do We Have the Will?
by Dean PatonAug 28, 2014
- 47 million Americans live beneath the official poverty line, under a daily judgment of failure. The question today is: Whose failure?
How the #FergusonSyllabus Can Help Teachers Talk About Race and Rights on the First Day of School
by Liz PleasantAug 26, 2014
- Teachers and educators collect ideas and resources for how to talk about Ferguson with students of all ages.
Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson
by Deirdre SmithAug 22, 2014
- The tragedy in Ferguson helps us understand why people of color aren't as active as they could be in the climate movement—and what white allies can do to change that.
"We Need Tear Gas Packets Now!" Two Simple Ways to Support the Protesters in Ferguson
by Liz PleasantAug 19, 2014
- The goal is to raise enough money to send 500 treatments for tear gas exposure to support protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
Photo Essay: Indigenous Farmers Gather in the Andes to Plan for Climate Change
by Adam KerbyAug 18, 2014
- These photos document a gathering of indigenous groups from China, Bhutan, and Peru. They met in the spring to discuss climate change and plan a crop exchange program.
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
by Alexis GoldsteinAug 15, 2014
- Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.