People Power

How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
The Dutch City That Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van Gelder
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply for residency status in Europe, neighbors didn’t want them to leave.
Why Science Can’t Be Silent
by Clo Copass, Kim Eckart, Tracy Loeffeholz Dunn
Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.
Are Americans Ready to Strike?
by James Trimarco
This past October, women in Poland used a mass strike to stop an abortion ban. Organizers in the U.S. are looking to similar tactics in Europe to show the Trump administration they mean business.
In California’s Imperial Valley, Residents Aren’t Waiting for Government to Track Pollution
by Paulina Phelps
For marginalized communities along the California-Mexico border, projects to gather and share scientific reports are crucial to holding agencies accountable.
Black Communities, not Trump Executive Orders, Will End “Carnage”
by Zenobia Jeffries
In Chicago and Detroit, citizens already are protecting their neighborhoods from violence. If the president wants to send in help, they say, he can start with education, housing, and justice.
The “Indivisible” Movement’s Key Strategy: Focus on Your Own Members of Congress
by Karin Kamp
The Indivisible Guide was put online by former congressional staffers to give both Republicans and Democrats an effective way to resist Trump policies. So far, 6,000 local groups have registered.
This Is a Wake-Up Call to Take Back Our Democracy
by John Perkins
Other countries’ citizens revel in their democratic elections and wonder why U.S. voters didn’t turn out against a potential dictator.
If Trump Makes It One Year Without Impeachment, Then Let’s Talk Supreme Court Nominees
by Jack Doppelt
For the sake of our judiciary—and democracy—Congress should slow down and consider a one-year presidential probation.
The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.
San Francisco’s Historic Tenderloin May Become World’s First Official Trans District
by Breena Kerr
New legislation designates six blocks as the Compton’s Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual District to help protect vulnerable residents and preserve cultural history.
Letters to a Young Muslim: Raising a Son to Understand the Pull of Extremism
by Christopher Zumski Finke 
Diplomat Omar Saif Ghobash wants to challenge rigid interpretations of what it means to be a good Muslim in the modern world.
Trump Is Escalating Attacks on Those He Can’t Control
by Robert Reich
The judiciary, the press, and states like California are major centers of resistance that hold independent power.
Trump’s Coup Attempt Requires Us to Rise Above Position and Party
by David Korten
In the chaos of Trump’s first three weeks in office, we can see a frighteningly coherent agenda—and a national and global emergency.
In Defense of Standing Rock Reporter Jenni Monet—and All Journalists
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
If you’ve valued our Standing Rock coverage over the months, tell the Morton County State’s Attorney to drop all charges against Monet. Journalism is not a crime.