Peace and Justice

YES! Picks
YES! staff reveal their musical inspiration while while putting out this issue: Matisyahu's 'Youth'; Amos Lee; and Laura Veirs' 'Carbon Glacier'.
Just the Facts
by Sarah Kuck
Human Rights Actually Are Quite a Bargain, But We Bought a War Instead
SIDEBAR :: Partners in Justice
Prisoners' rights often fall in the blind spot of the public eye. These are just a few of the groups whose efforts are helping to correct our vision.
SUMMARY :: From the Other Side of the Bars
by Catherine Bailey
To learn more about the roadblocks to getting back into the courts once you've been imprisoned, Catherine Bailey and Carol Estes spoke with four members of the Black Prisoners Caucus at Washington State Reformatory. This is the summary of their interview.
SIDEBAR :: Teaching Respect
by Sarah Kuck
Imagine a school that takes a human-rights based approach to education. Loring Nicollet Alternative School (LNAS) in Minneapolis does just that.
SIDEBAR :: Humanity for the Crossing
by Catherine Bailey
Some provide water, others education and advocacy. Individuals in border states are making human rights real.
The Defenders :: Marian Wright Edelman
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
The Defenders :: Sister Helen Prejean
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
The Defenders :: Sister Dianna Ortiz
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
The Defenders :: Bobby Muller
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
The Defenders :: Fauziya Kassindja
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
The Defenders
A selection from Eddie Adams' celebrated photographs of the lives of an extraordinary group of courageous individuals worldwide: the 'defenders' of human rights.
Poetry excerpt :: 'A Brave and Startling Truth'
by Maya Angelou
An excerpt from Maya Angelou's poem 'A Brave and Startling Truth.'
Rights at the Crossroads
by Doug Pibel
YES! Magazine managing editor Doug Pibel introduces the Spring 2007 issue, 'Is the U.S. Ready for Human Rights?'
Is the U.S. Ready for Human Rights? :: Discussion Guide
by Catherine Bailey, Sarah Kuck
Think about the rights we have as human beings. How did they come to be agreed upon? How does the U.S. measure up in meeting those rights?