Most Recent from YES! Magazine

How I Confronted My Own Privilege as a Person of Color
by Prashant Nema
The ongoing discourse over racial injustice in my adopted country has had me thinking of my own upbringing in India.
This City Found a Way to Get Everyone Involved in Urban Planning
by Ellen Shepard
Urban planning has historically perpetuated inequality and injustice. But this city may have found a solution.
How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege
by Chris Moore-Backman
What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me.
No More White Saviors: Let People Lead Their Own Movements
by Aura Bogado
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.
We Don’t Think of Californians as Climate Refugees Yet, But We Should
by Mark Trahant
Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.
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.
6 Signs Your Callout Isn’t Actually About Accountability
by Maisha Z. Johnson
In many ways, holding each other accountable has come to mean punishing each other. Here’s how you can refocus on the bigger picture instead.
The New Co-op Helping Ex-Inmates Find Work—and Recover
by J. Gabriel Ware
Washington, D.C., has the highest incarceration rate in the country. That’s why Juan Reid launched this cooperative owned and operated by ex-inmates.
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.
#SwipeItForward: Why People With Transit Passes Are Swiping in People Without
by Kevon Paynter
The campaign is working to end the criminalization of people who can’t afford subway fares—because no one should go to jail for $2.75.