People Power

Native Candidates Make a Historic Push for Congress
by Michael J. Dax
As the presidential race has demonstrated, 2016 is the year for outsiders, and no group can be considered further from the establishment than Native Americans.
Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark Trahant
Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs—What Could Happen?
by Carolina Cruz
Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.
#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC
by Alexa Mills
Laughter makes us feel safer, stronger, and more together. In Cleveland, activists used it to flip Trump's own ridiculous words upside down.
After Weeks of Tragedy, Possibilities Will Emerge
by Sarah van Gelder
The one thing we can count on is change. But what will make that change inclusive and sustainable instead of violent and fascistic?
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. Moore
As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam Lynch
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! Staff
The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
More Diversity in the Workforce Starts With Education
by Lornet Turnbull
A Seattle-area school aims to better prepare Black and Latino students for careers in math and science through its unique program.
“Free” Trade? Fraud Alert
by David Korten
The deceptive branding behind corporatists’ preference for the term “free trade” over simply “trade.”
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
Fear: What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
by Zenobia Jeffries
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.
Why Being a “Good Guy” Is Not Enough
by Joe Samalin
Either you’re actively working against sexual violence or you’re enabling it.
We Already Know How to Reduce Police Racism and Violence
by Kate Stringer
Recent research has shown cities what works. For starters, hire more female police officers.