People Power

8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth Svoboda
Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
by Nina M. Flores
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
White People, It’s the Bigots Where You Live That Need You the Most
by Zenobia Jeffries
To address the bigotry that helped elect Trump, White people might consider the work ahead in their own families and communities.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun Gupta
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElwee
Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
My Brush With Terrorism Helped Me Find My Courage
by Simon Okelo
Sometimes it seems that the world is responding to violence only with violence, but there are other possibilities.
A New Economic Vision That Mixes Together Occupy, Amish Culture, and Startups
by Alexa Clay
What subcultures offer us insight and principles for new ways of organizing?
When Soldiers Come Home, Who Tends to Their Moral Injuries?
by Micael Bogar
Listening can help ease the transition home for veterans and ultimately heal us as a nation.
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
by Arun Gupta
If we listen carefully to Trump’s supporters, we can hear their desire for progressive policies.
Mr. Trump Visited My Neighborhood. But He Didn’t See It
by Gwen Frisbie-Fulton
A letter to the presidential candidate after his campaign stopped in Greensboro, North Carolina.
I Assumed It Was Racism—It Was Patriarchy
by Akiba Solomon
Why are some women more invisible than others? To grow new anti-patriarchal movements like Black Lives Matter, we need to start opening our eyes.
What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him
by Mariah MacCarthy
I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.
Sanders Might Soon Be Out of the Race, But Not the Revolution
by Sarah van Gelder
Five ways to build on the momentum of the Bernie Sanders campaign and transform American politics in ways his supporters envisioned.
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena Grewal
One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.