People Power

8 Cities Have New Co-op-Style Black Worker Centers—And They’re Tackling Unemployment
by Melissa Hellmann
A member-led cooperative structure empowers Black workers as they navigate challenges like discriminatory hiring practices and high incarceration rates.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee Domzalski
When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Even in the Most Bike-Friendly States, Women Are Left Behind
by Barbara Clabots
Local transportation planning could be missing the mark for women cyclists. Here are 6 ways to change that (for everyone).
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Emily Fuller
Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.
How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America
by Lornet Turnbull
Voters are automatically registered at the DMV, then can easily vote in elections by mail-in ballot.
White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead, White folks need to realize we have the power to stop police violence and defend Black lives.
3 Ways People’s Movements Snuck Into the First Presidential Debate
by James Trimarco
While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
National Prison Strike Exposes Need for Labor Rights Behind Bars
by Melissa Hellmann
At 29 prisons, thousands of inmates have stopped work to protest unfair labor practices. So where are the unions?
What’s at Stake: Watch the Clinton-Trump Debate with YES! Magazine
by James Trimarco
Use the hashtag #HighStakesNov8 to live tweet the debate with us.
A Subzero Winter Is Coming to Standing Rock—Here’s Their Plan
by Michael J. Dax
The camps are preparing to keep the Dakota Access pipeline blockade going strong—keeping resolve firm, spirits high, and thousands of bodies warm.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa Hellmann
Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Bill McKibben
A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any one of 38 banks.
How You Can Support Standing Rock
by Thane Maxwell
This is your pipeline battle too. Whatever you have to offer, we need it. Wherever you are, take one step deeper. Find your voice. Find your own front lines.
A Mom’s Plea for Library Books Brought in 15,000—And Transformed Her Small Town
by Jane Braxton Little
Lit lovers from all over the country—including authors Sherman Alexie and Neil Gaiman—sent books to reopen the rural school library.
10 Photos That Show the Magnificent Light Shining on Standing Rock
by Josue Rivas
Despite all the news of pipeline regulation, court appeals, and activist arrests, Native photographer Josue Rivas reminds us that it is actually a peaceful place.