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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.
Let's Talk About DACA
Uneasy about discussing DACA—and its related issues like immigration, racism, and sanctuary—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
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.
Appalachia Puts Environmental Human Rights to the Test
by Nicholas F. Stump
The region is often written off as a “national sacrifice zone.” But can it find new and more robust legal remedies for limiting harmful extraction?
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.
Beware of “Go Local” Centrists Who Want to Save Your City—for Themselves
by Gar Alperovitz
Revitalizing cities requires organizers, workers, and people of color to have leadership roles.
Love Letters to the Resistance
by Aura Bogado
More than 30 writers send messages of hope to loved ones in the time of Trump.
Believe Me, You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World
by Wyatt Massey
The change we need comes from the daily actions of many, many people.
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.
The Unexpected Significance of a Shithole Comment
by Lornet Turnbull
Perhaps the president will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.
The Netherlands Can Feed the World. Here’s Why It Shouldn’t
by Olga Mecking
What gets lost when we focus solely on increasing food efficiency?
Call for Submissions: Solutions to Our Housing Crisis
by YES! Editors
Send us your pitches by Feb. 1.
How Much Does Climate Change Cost? Try $1.5 Trillion (and Counting)
by Mark Trahant
Last year was record-breaking.
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.