People Power

Yes, Social Media Can Be Used For Positive Change
by Alaina Leary
Hashtag movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter have lasting impacts. Here’s how.
13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes
by YES! Editors
“Rogue Scientists” was an inspired choice.
Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
by Abaki Beck
More than a century ago, the last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away. Now this school is working to revive the language.
Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?
by Michael S. Jaffee
Not many things matter more to our health than a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting one.
How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
by Terri Hansen
“Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it."
A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies
by Michael J. Dax
Where local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations have increased more than 75 percent. New Mexico shows a different way.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Honoring the Radical Evolution of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Paul Harvey
How the civil rights icon changed from a hopeful reformer to a radical critic.
The Revolution Is Being Podcasted
by Sammi-Jo Lee
These popular audio shows use compassion, practical tools, and a little millennial humor to encourage listeners to engage.
How This Tribe Got Their Coastal California Lands Returned
by Debra Utacia Krol
The Kashia’s success might be the first time that a tribe in the U.S. has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.
5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy
by Chelsey Luger
They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.
An Illustrated Essay: Why I Love the Real Marjory Stoneman Douglas
by Sarah Lazarovic
The spirit and sass of the Parkland school’s namesake live on in the million young anti-violence activists who have risen up since the shooting.
Can Not Shaving My Legs Be a Revolutionary Act Against the Patriarchy?
by Jamie Beth Cohen
Baby steps, as frustrating as they may be, are sometimes necessary for making important gains on the path to social justice.
The World Is a Miraculous Mess, and It’s Going to Be All Right
by Zenobia Jeffries
In her latest book, author adrienne maree brown envisions a world of abundant justice, abundant attention, and abundant liberation.
Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the “Constitution-Free Zone”
by Lornet Turnbull
Recent Greyhound bus raids have revealed an obscure law that gives Border Patrol authority 100 miles inside borders, across the entire perimeter of the country.