We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Expanding the American Dream to include people left behind by economic inequality.
Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
How activists are trying to bring the moral implications of drone warfare to light.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.
2011 was full of surprises, many of them the good kind. But which ones will matter in the coming year? Here's our pick of trends to watch.
Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.
Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.