Peace and Justice

Meningitis B: Cuba's Got the Vaccine—Why Don't We?
by Robert Fortner, MD
A vaccine with proven effectiveness against Meningitis B was developed in Cuba in the 1980s. Since then, 55 million doses have been administered in Cuba and other countries. But not in the U.S.,where outbreaks still kill children. Dr. Robert Fortner, MD, wanted to find out why…
Iraq Veterans, Activists for Peace
by Sarah Olson
Iraq War veterans Ricky Clousing, Garett Reppenhagen, and Darrell Anderson tell their stories.
Evo Morales: Indigenous Power
by Jubenal Quispe
Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, is forwarding a socially just agenda that promotes the country's sovereignty and multiculturalism.
Who Drowned the Big Easy? What You Haven't Been Told
by Greg Palast
Greg Palast reveals the real reasons why New Orleans drowned in this extract from his bestseller 'Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans — Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild.'
Malik Rahim: Spreading Common Ground
by Doug Pibel
An interview with the cofounder of New Orleans' Common Ground Collective.
Guerrilla Reconstruction in New Orleans
by Greg Palast
Showing FEMA a thing or two about rebuilding communities... Common Ground takes charge
100 Years of Human Rights in the U.S.
Explore 100 years of human rights achievements and losses in the US: racial justice, immigrant rights, women's rights, worker rights, and more.
Declaration of La Paz
by Jallalla Indigenous Pueblos and Nations of Abya Yala
A message of resilience, hope and solidarity from the indigenous peoples of Abya Yala.
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.