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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.
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.
Voting Rights Still Need Your Protection
by Adam Eichen, Diana Tomezsko
Even with Trump’s bogus voter fraud panel gone, the fight against voter suppression isn’t over.