People Power

A Letter to Ursula Le Guin After Her Departure
by Adrienne Maree Brown
When I lost hope in this world, you offered me a plethora of fully formed universes to learn from.
No Price Tags: These Neighbors Built Their Own Economy Without Money
by Araz Hachadourian
Time-banking is a model for trading skills, goods, and labor instead of money. There are close to 500 such banks across the country.
The Sassiest Signs From the Seattle Women’s March
by Lori Panico
PHOTO ESSAY: Everywhere, walking shoes, water bottles, and thousands of people with a lot to say.
With Marijuana Now Legal, L.A. Goes Further to Make Amends for the War on Drugs
by Kevon Paynter
The city creates a “social equity” tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.
Farming Brings Refugees Closer to Home Through Food and Community
by Sammi-Jo Lee
They were forced out of their homes by Burmese military violence. Now they’re rebuilding their lives in North Carolina.
I Stood Up to ICE, and Now They’re Trying to Deport Me
by Maru Mora Villalpando
With the letter delivered to my house, ICE has officially made the leap from a law enforcement agency to a political repression agency.
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.