What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz HachadourianJan 16, 2017
- From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 16, 2017
- Organizers hope to connect today’s civil rights movements to those of the past with a week of demonstrations across the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
Nader Calls for a New 1 Percent
by Andy Lee RothJan 13, 2017
- In his latest book, the critic and activist proposes the creation and activation of a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy SnyderJan 13, 2017
- Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 12, 2017
- The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony FlaccaventoJan 12, 2017
- First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David KortenJan 11, 2017
- A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?
by Fran KortenJan 11, 2017
- Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change.
What’s Up, Pussy Hat? Knitting Activists Cause Shortages of Pink Yarn
by Jennifer LuxtonJan 10, 2017
- In the weeks leading up to Inauguration Day and the Women’s March on Washington, a furious knitting revolution is sweeping craft baskets across the country.
Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
by Olivia Anderson, Araz Hachadourian, Christa HillstromJan 09, 2017
- And five other creative ways Americans are stepping up to build strong local economies.
Robert Reich: 12 Ways to Resist Trump That Only Take an Hour a Day
by Robert ReichJan 09, 2017
- Including making your city a sanctuary, boycotting all Trump products, and reaching out to independents.
Standing Rock and the Return of the Nonviolent Campaign
by George LakeyJan 06, 2017
- There’s something even better than electoral politics and one-off protests when mobilizing citizen power.
Creating an LGBTQIA Safe Space in Rural America
by Kit O’ConnellJan 05, 2017
- Alternative art spaces are critical to establishing connections for queer people, but especially for those living in rural areas, where community is smaller and less supported than in cities.
Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result
by Araz HachadourianJan 03, 2017
- In Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, city planners are responding to demands for better neighborhood mobility and bicycling infrastructure.
This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed
by Melissa HellmannJan 02, 2017
- After 10 years without an independent grocery store, the residents of Iola, Kansas, found a way to bring one back.