People Power

A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power
by Nathan Schneider
At work behind almost any great social movement is an engine of counter-economy.
Love Letters to the Resistance
by Aura Bogado
More than 30 writers send messages of hope to loved ones in the time of Trump.
How Tenants Use Digital Mapping to Track Bad Landlords and Gentrification
by Hannah Norman
In social justice cartography, the technology is being harnessed for activism as it becomes more accessible.
Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
After #MeToo: Healing From the Trauma of Sexual Assault
by Desdemona Dallas
Within two weeks, 94 percent of women survivors will experience PTSD. #HealMeToo wants to give them a place to share and recover.
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: Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be to Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.