How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Should Your Town Have the Right to Ban Fracking? These Laws Will Have to Change First
by Mari Margilposted Aug 27, 2014
- Unless the legal foundation for local self-governance is truly built on the rights of communities, victories like the one in New York can easily be overturned.
Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Back Into the International Arena
by Jim Shultzposted Aug 26, 2014
- Three major international meetings about climate change are on the horizon. Is this the moment to fix the failures of Copenhagen?
Palestinians and Ferguson Protesters Link Arms Via Social Media
by Alexis Goldsteinposted Aug 15, 2014
- Other tweets from Palestinians pointed out parallels in racial injustice between the two situations.
A Bike that Stamps Your Message on the Street, and 3 Other Open-Source Tools for Activists
by Molly Ruskposted Aug 06, 2014
- StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator—from a remote controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.
Remembering Stephen Gaskin: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Original Off-the-Grid Farm
by Erin McCarleyposted Jul 31, 2014
- Gaskin had a talent for thinking through ways to combine simple living with social engagement. He died on July 1, 2014.
To Strike Back at Hobby Lobby, Crafters Re-Knit the Wall Between Church and State
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 31, 2014
- The campaign has collected 700 hand-knitted bricks to dump on the Supreme Court steps to protest its infamous decision.
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
by Melissa Morroneposted Jul 25, 2014
- A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Jul 25, 2014
- The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa Hillstromposted Jul 24, 2014
- Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project
by Kali Swensonposted Jul 15, 2014
- Many Japanese Americans were incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. Densho is preserving their stories and the cultural knowledge that comes with them.
Red and Blue States Agree on Taxing Corporations More (And Lots of Other Stuff)
by Miriam Axel-Luteposted Jul 09, 2014
- When you ask Americans specific questions about the policies they support, it turns out we're not so polarized after all.
How Mischief-Makers Built Australia Through Pranks and Protests
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 08, 2014
- In his new book "How to Make Trouble and Influence People," Iain McIntyre offers readers an alternative version of Australian history.
Meet the 99-Year-Old Revolutionary Who's Still Changing Detroit
posted Jul 03, 2014
- PBS's new documentary "American Revolutionary" explores the life of Grace Lee Boggs—who's been fighting for civil and labor rights in the Motor city for more than 75 years.
These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way
by Christine St. Pierreposted Jul 01, 2014
- Longhouse Media helps indigenous artists step behind the camera and document their lives.
Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
by Adrienne Maree Brownposted Jun 27, 2014
- "The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."