People Power

Kids These Days Know Better Than Older Generations. Let Them Lead
by Mike Males
Younger people consistently see human rights—racial, immigrant, gender, LGBT—as important and uncontroversial.
Think of Spielberg’s “The Post” as Your Fake-News Palate Cleanser
by Mark Rahner
Maybe journalists will watch those old-timers with their glorious combovers and remember their own responsibility and power.
The Biggest Thing We Forget When Talking About Food Justice
by Monica White
Creating a just food system begins with land—who owns it, how they own it, and how it gets passed down from one generation to the next.
The Really Scary Thing About the CDC’s Seven “Banned” Words
by Mark Rahner
The two words we should be worried most about? Fascism and authoritarianism.
What Went Wrong With Men That 12 Million Women Said #MeToo?
by John Bell
No one is born a rapist, a sexual abuser, or a porn addict.
In Norway, Racism Is Losing. Here’s Why
by George Lakey
The Scandinavian success comes from focusing on economic justice and making immigrant success stories more visible.
How to Decolonize the Way You Think About Your Body
by Ayu Sutriasa
When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.
Meet the Woman Who’s Boosting Arizona’s Mom-and-Pop Business Culture
by Fran Korten
One strategy is to reintroduce people to their towns, show them what they can buy locally, and dispel the myth that it’s more expensive.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
We Saved Net Neutrality Once. We Can Do It Again
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet.
The Radio Show Bringing Prisoners Messages from Home
by Ivy Brashear
For inmates that can’t afford phone calls, this weekly program connects them to faraway family and friends.
The Unlikely Industry Empowering Women in Afghanistan
by Ruchi Kumar
In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.
Trump Supporters Infuriated Me. But Then Van Jones Changed My Mind
by Christine Hanna
I saw shades of the men in my own life in Jones’ story, and deeper understanding set in.
Trump’s Planned Visit to Civil Rights Museum Triggers Boycotts
by Lornet Turnbull
A tone-deaf choice to honor civil rights leaders: Trump is supported by the KKK and refused to denounce white supremacists after Charlottesville.
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.