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.
Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Sarah van GelderJul 16, 2013
- Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally KohnJun 28, 2013
- Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
How a Radical Group of American Nuns Shook Up the Vatican to Better the World
by Valerie SchloredtMay 21, 2013
- “Band of Sisters” shows why a humble group of women fell under Vatican investigation for seeing the causes—not just the symptoms—of injustice.
Fracking the Suburbs: An Explosive Combination?
by Peter PearsallMay 15, 2013
- As oil and gas get harder to find, the industry is drilling in suburbia—and the neighbors aren’t pleased.
Boston Aftermath Shows a Nation Less—Not More—Afraid of Muslims
by Pramila JayapalMay 01, 2013
- Despite the horrific attacks and media slurs that followed the Boston bombing, the behavior of ordinary people and elected representatives shows improved tolerance of muslims and other immigrants.
Why Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Leaders Have High Hopes for Pope Francis
by Chris FrancisApr 09, 2013
- Leaders from many faiths are expecting better relations with the Vatican under Pope Francis. Here YES! speaks to some of them about why that is.