People Power

What Happens When the Rich Invest in Racial Equity
by Araz Hachadourian
Meet the young 1 percenters who decided to invest their wealth in places that long experienced exploitation.
Books Inspiring Us: “Being the Change”
by Peter Kalmus
In his new book, NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus explores the daily practices that build healthy, happy, and resilient communities.
Friends Transform Vacant Building Into Popular Community Center
by Martha Pskowski
The unique gathering space acts as a counterbalance to decades of government mismanagement and neglect in this sprawling suburb northeast of Mexico City.
What We Want for 2018: The Biggest Movement Leaders Envision the Changes Ahead
by Beverly Bell
From Alicia Garza to Annie Leonard, nine organizers share their hopes for the new year.
After Erica Garner’s Death, I Can’t Breathe Through the Tears
by Zenobia Jeffries
Perhaps our grief can spark people to join the movement to end the oppression.
7 Acts of Native Resistance They Don’t Teach in School
by Halee Kirkwood
It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.
The Fierce Urgency of “How”
by Peter Buffett
When we have reconsidered the lives we have built, how will we live?
Our 10 Best Solutions Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
by YES! Editors
A better world often starts as a small act. Change is possible. These stories from the past year prove it.
We Can Reimagine and Reinvent Our Society in 2018
by Sarah van Gelder
Let’s say goodbye to top-down revolutions and embrace grassroots action.
Dear Activists: Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
by Peter Kalmus
Unlike capitalism’s many specialized goods and services, food is practical to barter—or, better yet, to gift.
Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.
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.