San Francisco Gives Immigrant Parents a Voice Through Noncitizen Voting
by Melissa HellmannFeb 27, 2017
- The parent-led effort shows how cities can empower and protect noncitizens at a time of uncertainty for many immigrant families.
Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away
by Mark TrahantFeb 24, 2017
- The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.
As Police Evict Water Protectors, Tribes Vow to Continue the Fight
by Jenni MonetFeb 24, 2017
- “This isn’t the end by any means. This is the spark. The whole world is waking up now.”
We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps to Overcome Hate and Fear
by Amanda AbramsFeb 24, 2017
- Avoiding Trump supporters only increases our already dangerous polarization. Here’s how to really listen and find compassion.
What It Takes to Change Hearts and Minds
by Colin BeavanFeb 23, 2017
- To get someone’s support, you need more than just facts.
Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by James Trimarco, J. Gabriel WareFeb 23, 2017
- Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care—And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
by Melissa HellmannFeb 22, 2017
- “The town seemed to transform from black and white to color.”
For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them
by David KortenFeb 22, 2017
- We face the prospect of an economy with little need for humans. Advances in artificial intelligence call us to revisit basic questions about work, love, and human purpose.
To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won’t Save You
by Chuck CollinsFeb 21, 2017
- The only solution is to bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe
by Terri HansenFeb 21, 2017
- Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better.
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van GelderFeb 20, 2017
- If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump, starting with closing the wealth gap.
None of Texas’ Members of Congress Support Trump’s Wall
by Paulina Phelps, Olivia AndersonFeb 20, 2017
- And 23 other facts you should probably know.
What My Mostly White Town Is Doing to Defeat Trumpism
by Ambreia Meadows-FernandezFeb 17, 2017
- As a Black woman, I was anxious about moving to a conservative state. But, surprisingly, I found a community ready to embrace me and fight for equality.
Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own
by Adam LynchFeb 17, 2017
- The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! EditorsFeb 16, 2017
- Send us your ideas by March 13.
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