People Power

Why Science Says You Should Be Reading Small Independent Media
by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser
While trust in corporate news has gone down over the past few years, trust in independent news is strong.
The Real Difference Between Men Who Rape and Those Who Don’t
by Robert Jensen
If we can’t talk about patriarchy, then let’s admit we’re giving up on the goal of a world without rape and harassment.
Why We Keep Talking About Racism
by Zenobia Jeffries
Sometimes difficult discussion about race and oppression is a solution in itself.
5 Ways White Parents Can Empower Their Adopted Child of Color to Fight Racism
by Psychology@pepperdine
How to embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with raising a child of another race.
The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office
by Christa Hillstrom
After Trump’s victory over Clinton, women realized how much the country needs them in politics.
Trans Youth Use Theater to Raise Awareness and Change Policy
by Sammi-Jo Lee
In this small town, the stage has become a venue to educate political leaders on transgender issues.
In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture
by Shoshi Parks
In New Mexico and Colorado, the “acequia” is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
What Happens When Men Say #MeToo, Too?
by Colin Beavan
As a self-identified feminist man who has survived abuse, I wonder how and if I should participate in the conversation.
Opioid Addicts Get Compassion. Crack Addicts Get Mass Incarceration
by Lornet Turnbull
Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.
How I Confronted My Own Privilege as a Person of Color
by Prashant Nema
The ongoing discourse over racial injustice in my adopted country has had me thinking of my own upbringing in India.
This City Found a Way to Get Everyone Involved in Urban Planning
by Ellen Shepard
Urban planning has historically perpetuated inequality and injustice. But this city may have found a solution.
How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege
by Chris Moore-Backman
What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me.
No More White Saviors: Let People Lead Their Own Movements
by Aura Bogado
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.
Raj Patel on How to Break Away from Capitalism
by Chris Winters
Understanding the history of the world and our centuries-long drive toward cheapness.
New Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe
by Kelly Hayes
“The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.”