“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa HillstromJul 24, 2014
- Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
by Miriam Axel-LuteJul 09, 2014
- When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
Meet the 99-Year-Old Revolutionary Who's Still Changing Detroit
Jul 03, 2014
- PBS's new documentary "American Revolutionary" explores the life of Grace Lee Boggs—who's been fighting for civil and labor rights in the Motor city for more than 75 years.
These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way
by Christine St. PierreJul 01, 2014
- Longhouse Media helps indigenous artists step behind the camera and document their lives.
How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism
by Kristin MoeMay 06, 2014
- It's possible that the Cowboy Indian Alliance offers a glimpse into what a spiritually integrated environmental movement might look like, honoring diversity while resisting cooptation.
Why Politics at the Dinner Table Is Good for Democracy
by Andy Lee RothMay 01, 2014
- Our political process, Robert Jensen reminds us, begins with conversation.
Meet the Real-Life Inmates Fighting for Mothers' Rights at "Orange Is the New Black" Prison
by Victoria LawApr 25, 2014
- On issue after issue, women prisoners have learned to be their own strongest advocates.
Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can't Go It Alone)
by Kristin MoeApr 04, 2014
- "Intersectionality" has evolved from a theory of how oppression works to a notion of how people can fight it.
"Human Libraries" and Classes Taught By Babies? They're All Part of the Empathy Revolution
by Roman KrznaricFeb 10, 2014
- Empathy can be a force for radical social change, but only if we understand how to unleash it.
Video: An In-Depth Look at North Carolina's Progressive "Moral Mondays" Movement
by YES! online staffJan 14, 2014
- Alarmed by the ultraconservative policies of their state government, North Carolina residents are taking to the streets to say that social justice is the moral way to go.
These 5 NFL Players Are Changing What It Means to Be a Man in Football
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 14, 2013
- Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin is not the only NFL player to challenge the league's bigotry and misogyny. These five men stand for a new kind of masculinity.
How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons
by Amy B. DeanOct 09, 2013
- After decades of exclusion, home care workers are finally covered by federal minimum wage laws. Anyone who works for social change can learn from how they did it.
In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin FongOct 03, 2013
- When Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men who believed he was a Muslim, he responded by advocating love and compassion.
Three Things Activists in the Office Can Learn from the Street
by Liam Barrington-BushSep 25, 2013
- Organizations working for social justice can become living examples of the world they're working to create, but only if they're willing to take the lessons of social movements to heart.
Farmer Startups? How Incubators Are Helping Small, Sustainable Farms Take Off
by Alleen BrownSep 11, 2013
- Training farms known as incubators are helping immigrants and others get into farming. But Congressional wrangling over the Farm Bill has put their future in question.