Peace and Justice

What Would a Modern-Day Rosie the Riveter Look Like?
by Erin Sagen
You decide. Send us your ideas by March 14.
6 Ways Citizens Across the U.S. Are Using Science to Build a Better World
by Shannan Stoll
By collecting climate change data, monitoring air quality, and reverse-engineering insulin, locals are creating a more just and equitable society.
Will Cuts to Public Broadcasting Silence Native Radio Stations?
by Christine Trudeau
There are 60 stations licensed to tribes or tribal entities in the United States. They stand to lose a lot if Trump cuts federal funding.
The Woman Giving Refugee Kids Free Lawyers
by Jaime Alfaro
And two other people advocating for immigrants and refugees.
San Francisco Gives Immigrant Parents a Voice Through Noncitizen Voting
by Melissa Hellmann
The parent-led effort shows how cities can empower and protect noncitizens at a time of uncertainty for many immigrant families.
Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by James Trimarco, J. Gabriel Ware
Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care—And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
by Melissa Hellmann
“The town seemed to transform from black and white to color.”
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van Gelder
If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump, starting with closing the wealth gap.
None of Texas’ Members of Congress Support Trump’s Wall
by Paulina Phelps, Olivia Anderson
And 23 other facts you should probably know.
What My Mostly White Town Is Doing to Defeat Trumpism
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
As a Black woman, I was anxious about moving to a conservative state. But, surprisingly, I found a community ready to embrace me and fight for equality.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by March 13.
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
The Dutch City That Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van Gelder
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply for residency status in Europe, neighbors didn’t want them to leave.
Are Americans Ready to Strike?
by James Trimarco
This past October, women in Poland used a mass strike to stop an abortion ban. Organizers in the U.S. are looking to similar tactics in Europe to show the Trump administration they mean business.
Black Communities, not Trump Executive Orders, Will End “Carnage”
by Zenobia Jeffries
In Chicago and Detroit, citizens already are protecting their neighborhoods from violence. If the president wants to send in help, they say, he can start with education, housing, and justice.