People Power

How Can Public Schools Stop Amplifying Inequality?
by Bill Bigelow
Low-income communities continue to look for the best ways to improve their schools as the income gap grows across America.
Massachusetts Clinic Treats Refugees With Mindfulness and Medicine From Home
by Heidi Shin
After doctors realized their exam room reminded traumatized patients of torture chambers, they invited Buddhist monks and Cambodian healers to bring age-old therapies to the clinic.
Frances Moore Lappé: Why I’m Facing Arrest to Get Money Out of Politics
by James Trimarco
On April 11, thousands of marchers with Democracy Spring will arrive in the nation’s capital. It’s expected to be the largest civil disobedience action in decades.
Unsung Black Heroines Launched a Modern Domestic Workers Movement—Powered By Their Own Stories
by Premilla Nadasen
The struggle for labor rights started decades ago among private household workers, mostly African-American women, whose stories inspired a powerful nationwide movement for dignity.
You Don’t Need a Science Degree to End World Hunger
by Raj Patel
Scientists aren’t the only ones who can solve problems like malnutrition—in fact, people who face hunger might be better at solving it.
20 Years in the Making, Great Bear Agreement Protects World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest
by Valerie Schloredt
The landmark deal between 27 First Nations, environmentalists, forest industry, and government preserves 85 percent of old-growth in one of the world’s great forests.
When Communities Decide They’ve Had Enough Violence
by Rev. John Dear
The new Nonviolent Cities project asks us to go beyond calls to end violence and instead create a pervasive culture of nonviolence.
5 Prisons Improving Life on the Inside
by Marcus Harrison Green
From canine cellmates to computer training, prisons across the country are finding small ways to make life behind bars better for inmates.
Formerly Incarcerated Moms Fight for Reforms to Save Families
by Victoria Law
Two-thirds of women behind bars are mothers of children under the age of 18, and even a short stint in jail can cause them to lose their jobs, housing, and kids. Here are four policies to help prevent that.
Danish Girl’s Oscar Loss a Satisfying Win for Trans Women
by S.E. SMITH
As Hollywood directors race to cash in on the growing interest in the trans community, the results aren’t always good.
40,000 Former Convicts in Maryland Just Got New Voting Rights. Here’s How It Happened
by Lynsi Burton
Just in time for this year’s presidential primary, a new law in Maryland will allow former offenders on probation or parole the right to vote.
3 Myths About Sex Work That Harm Everyone
by Joe Scott
It's not just young girls and big bad wolves. Lies and misconceptions about sex work can hurt women and keep negative stereotypes alive.
Video: The Complicated Language of Biracial Identity
by YES! Staff
Filmmakers offer a glimpse into the “gray area” of being mixed race in America.
How a Wife’s Tiny Food Shop Brought Financial Freedom and Escape from Domestic Violence
by Sonia Narang
In Indonesia, a growing number of women are speaking up to report violence and finding the economic means to get out of abusive marriages.
How Women-Led Movements Are Redefining Power, From California to Nepal
by Rucha Chitnis
In the face of corporate domination, economic injustice, and climate change, movements led by women offer a revolutionary path.