People Power

Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism
by Chris Winters
Understanding the history of the world and our centuries-long drive toward cheapness.
New Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe
by Kelly Hayes
“The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.”
Why Native American Women Are Going After Europe’s Banks to Divest From Big Oil
by Shannan Stoll
“Indigenous women ... often are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.”
New Federal Guidelines For Campus Assault Put Heavy Burden on Victims
by Adam Lynch
College administrators worry a more rigorous process for proving sexual assault could send the wrong message to students.
The Essential Ingredient of Democracy
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
We need more than good-heartedness to save our democracy. We need the courage to act on it.
My Trouble With #MeToo
by Joanna Bock
We are limiting the potential of this campaign if we insist that everyone get in a box and become one of three things: perpetrators, victims, or allies.
The High Cost of Free Speech on College Campuses
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Public universities must walk a delicate line when it comes to upholding free speech in this charged political environment.
Fed Up With How Women Are Portrayed in Media, These Girls Started Their Own Radio Station
by Melissa Hellmann
A Boston radio station trains teens, helps them find their voice, and gives them a chance to be heard.
Van Jones’ “Messy Truth”: We’re All a Little Right, and We’re All a Little Wrong
by Zenobia Jeffries
Liberals and conservatives have too much in common—and too much at stake—to keep hiding behind differences.
Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists
by Frances Lee
We are alienating each other with unrestrained callouts and unchecked self-righteousness. Here’s how that can stop.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
Meet the Playwrights Bringing Social Justice to the Stage
by J. Gabriel Ware
These women are helping audiences empathize with issues in a way that a book or an article can’t.
After Las Vegas, These Are the Questions That Can Bring Us Peace
by Colin Beavan
If we can stop clinging to stories that obscure the truth of what happened, then what follows easily is, How can I help?
Las Vegas Massacre Dispels the Myth of Who’s Most Violent in This Country
by Mike Males
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and gun deaths.
10 Examples That Prove Straight Privilege Influences Everything
by Erin Tatum
We still live in a society that affords heterosexual individuals more rights, power, and freedom.