People Power

When Hospitality Was the Norm and Multiculturalism Was a Good Thing
by Ariel Sophia Bardi
Despite border walls and travel bans, the Middle East is still a region where the weary traveler is welcomed and embraced.
Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice
by Mark Trahant
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.
Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline
by Valerie Schloredt
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
Why Young People Need Diverse Books
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
All children need to see inspiring, courageous characters–who look like them–in literature.
How to Go the Resistance Distance: Pop-Up Schools for Novice Activists
by Chuck Collins
Modeled after the Civil Rights Era’s citizenship and freedom schools, the new Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership teaches skills for the Trump Era.
Trump White House vs. “House of Cards” White House
by Mark Rahner
Binge-watchers of the new season will find it’s hard to be shocked by the usual Underwood White House treachery and corruption.
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library.
In One of the Nation’s Most Conservative Places, A Sanctuary City
by Josué Rivas
Advocates in Santa Ana mobilize to educate, assist, protect, and inspire undocumented residents.
After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy
by Peter Slavin
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
Enough! Trump Has Abdicated on Climate—Now It’s Up to Us
by Mark Trahant
I’ll start with myself. And every time I give up something to reduce carbon emissions, I’ll smile and think of President Trump.
Undocumented and Transgender
by Norman Allen
A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.
U.S. Doesn’t Need Trump to Honor Paris Climate Agreement
by Stephen Miller
American cities have already spent billions of dollars on climate action and are committed to environmental goals that go beyond the Paris accord.
“Twin Peaks”: A Weird Escape From Our Even Weirder Trump Politics
by Mark Rahner
The world of FBI Agent Dale Cooper has nothing on James Comey’s.
Happy Couples Focus on Each Other’s Strengths
by Kira M. Newman
According to a new study, your ability to appreciate your partner’s strengths is linked to their well-being—and yours.
Want to Get “Back to the Land”? You’re Not Alone
by Nancy Matsumoto
Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature.