The election divided the year into “before” and “after.” But there remain signs of hope for 2017.
Sarah van Gelder
Sarah is co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine. Sarah writes articles and conducts interviews for YES! Magazine, and speaks regularly about solutions journalism, grassroots innovations, and social change movements. She is the editor of several books and is writing another. Follow her on twitter @sarahvangelder.
As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
“We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke … But we’ve come to say that we are sorry.”
We can’t count on Republicans or Democrats to save us. Instead, we are the ones to build the world we want, starting in our communities.
“We’re about protecting our future. And that’s what he should be about.”
Songs and prayers, words of encouragement, and spaces for recovery are at the core of the healing happening here at Standing Rock.
Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
The real change we need to stop the social and ecological unraveling can be found in the neighborhoods and cities, where we encounter each other every day.
Four reasons communities all over the country are winning against the powerful and extremely wealthy fossil fuel industry.
Instead, White folks need to realize we have the power to stop police violence and defend Black lives.