Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan AhtoneSep 16, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making
by Jenni MonetSep 16, 2016
- North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.
Beyond Hamilton: How Diversity Could Save the Future of Theater
by Celanie PolanickSep 15, 2016
- Many worry audiences are aging out, but the reason isn’t that people of color can’t afford tickets—it’s that they feel excluded.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. LopezSep 15, 2016
- Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”
by Sarah van GelderSep 14, 2016
- Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives.
Tribes Redraw Land Boundaries—With GPS and a Small Fleet of Drones
by Tristan AhtoneSep 14, 2016
- From the Standing Rock Sioux to the Wounaan in Panama, indigenous communities are staking claims to traditional territories even when they no longer possess ownership rights.
Who Replaced 9-to-5 Workers?
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 13, 2016
- In just a few years, half of all workers will be outside the traditional economy. Not just artists and farmers but business people and professors, too.
How We Became an Economy Full of Side Jobs
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 13, 2016
- The job growth that led us out of the recession has been in nontraditional jobs, and that's working well for women.
For Workers Who Feel Like Part of a Machine, These Companies Get It Right
by Christa HillstromSep 12, 2016
- The Good Work Code attempts to re-examine what workers and employers want and to build jobs around shared values.
These Minneapolis Bicyclists Will Take You on a Spirited Tour—Of Their Polluted Neighborhood
by Jasleena GrewalSep 12, 2016
- Bicycle equity for the Latino community of East Phillips means more than protected bike lanes—it means clean air.
The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
by Sarah van GelderSep 11, 2016
- Dallas Goldtooth, a veteran organizer of the Keystone XL fight, is amazed at the historic support from tribes at Standing Rock—even tribes that rely on resource extraction.
6 Tips on Making Money and Staying Sane When You Work From Home
by Brandon AmbrosinoSep 11, 2016
- How to deal with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.”
For Thousands at Standing Rock, a Shocking Day After So Much Waiting
by Sarah van GelderSep 10, 2016
- After the pipeline decisions, many at the protest site wonder whether future generations will look back on this as a turning point in U.S.-tribal history.
Obama Pipeline Plot Twist Is Not a Victory—And Could Erase the Struggle
by Kelly HayesSep 10, 2016
- The illusion of victory is a dangerous thing. We could undo what we have built at Standing Rock, this unprecedented act of Native American collective resistance.
If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
by Sam SmithSep 10, 2016
- Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
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