Peace and Justice

Rocking The Cynical World
by Madeline Ostrander
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck–and his own fans.
Billy Bragg Live
Video: Billy Bragg performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” and “A Reckoning.”
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Slavery Goes Public
by Christa Hillstrom
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
Making Peace with the Sword Verse
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.
YES! Recommends: Global Oneness Project
by Jing Fong
YES! recommends the Global Oneness Project for their inspiring and richly produced resources that explore how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.
Abolishing the War System: The Big Picture
by Michael N. Nagler
The patina of glory that surrounds war is wearing off. Is this the beginning of the end of the war mindset?
Standing Up for Democracy in Ecuador
by Laura Carlsen
The Correa government is a progressive leader in Latin America.
How We Brought Down a Dictator
by Bryan Farrell, Eric Stoner
10 years later: A conversation with Srdja Popovic, a leader in the the nonviolent overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic.
One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War
by Phyllis Bennis
At the historic One Nation Working Together march, activists made the connection between unemployment and our outsize military budget.
No One Is Illegal: Why We’re Signing the I-Word Pledge
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! Magazine is taking the pledge: We will not refer to people as “illegals.”
The Return of Jim Crow
by Carol Estes
How today's criminal justice system takes up where slavery and segregation left off
The Capacity for Tolerance
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
What can Christians do about the religious intolerance made visible during the last month?
We Need Millennium Development RIGHTS, Not Just Goals
by Phyllis Bennis
Millennium Development Rights would transform the global struggle against poverty and provide accountability for governments, corporations, and others who deny those rights.
Emmanuel Jal: My Journey from Lost Boy to Activist
Video: Emmanuel Jal, a former Sudanese child soldier, uses hip-hop to help African children and raise awareness for his cause.