People Power

Dear Activists: Throw a Better Party
by Jennifer Luxton
Five ways to make your next protest more inviting and impactful.
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
by Peter Kalmus
Unlike capitalism’s many specialized goods and services, food is practical to barter—or, better yet, to gift.
Nature Is So Good for You That Even Watching It on TV Improves Well-Being
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Watching a few minutes of “Planet Earth” can lead you to feel 46 percent more awe and 31 percent more gratitude.
Kids These Days Know Better Than Older Generations. Let Them Lead
by Mike Males
Younger people consistently see human rights—racial, immigrant, gender, LGBT—as important and uncontroversial.
Think of Spielberg’s “The Post” as Your Fake-News Palate Cleanser
by Mark Rahner
Maybe journalists will watch those old-timers with their glorious combovers and remember their own responsibility and power.
The Biggest Thing We Forget When Talking About Food Justice
by Monica White
Creating a just food system begins with land—who owns it, how they own it, and how it gets passed down from one generation to the next.
The Really Scary Thing About the CDC’s Seven “Banned” Words
by Mark Rahner
The two words we should be worried most about? Fascism and authoritarianism.
What Went Wrong With Men That 12 Million Women Said #MeToo?
by John Bell
No one is born a rapist, a sexual abuser, or a porn addict.
In Norway, Racism Is Losing. Here’s Why
by George Lakey
The Scandinavian success comes from focusing on economic justice and making immigrant success stories more visible.
How to Decolonize the Way You Think About Your Body
by Ayu Sutriasa
When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.
Meet the Woman Who’s Boosting Arizona’s Mom-and-Pop Business Culture
by Fran Korten
One strategy is to reintroduce people to their towns, show them what they can buy locally, and dispel the myth that it’s more expensive.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
We Saved Net Neutrality Once. We Can Do It Again
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet.
The Radio Show Bringing Prisoners Messages from Home
by Ivy Brashear
For inmates that can’t afford phone calls, this weekly program connects them to faraway family and friends.
The Unlikely Industry Empowering Women in Afghanistan
by Ruchi Kumar
In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.