People Power

Don’t Let Trump Distract You: Public Comment on DAPL Is Now Open
by Jake Tracy
Now until Feb. 20 is the public’s chance to push for a full review of the pipeline’s climate impacts. Here’s what to do.
Surviving at Standing Rock After Trump’s DAPL Order
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Original water protector camp resolves to stay—even as Sioux tribe says no and Trump orders pipeline construction.
Take Notice, Trump: We Are Not Protestors—We Are Protectors
by David Korten
When we call ourselves protectors, we cast our role as fulfilling our responsibility to the community that sustains us—not for our personal benefit, but for the benefit of all.
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie Woodard
People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
The Never-Ending Indian Wars: Spotlight Returns to Standing Rock
by Stephanie Woodard
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know: Even today, theirs is a brutal fight to survive.
What the U.S. Can Learn From “Viking Economics”
by Valerie Schloredt
Author George Lakey explains why Scandinavia tops world lists for equality, health, and happiness.
How Somali Muslims Are Raising a 10,000-Person Anti-Hate Army
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The large refugee community in Minnesota is a big target for bigotry, and tensions are expected to get worse. But they’ve got a plan.
How to Work With Trump? Big Resistance (Really Big, The Biggest Ever)
by Sean McElwee
Opportunities for bridging partisan divides will be rare. Success for Democrats should be defined by laws and appointments denied or delayed.
Obama’s Quiet Climate Legacy: A $5 Trillion College Divestment Campaign
by Stephen Miller
Inspired by a president they propelled to office, college students have led a successful effort to pressure institutions to divest from fossil fuels.
To Women Marchers: Just Because You Don’t Feel Welcome Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Belong
by Zenobia Jeffries
Issues that impact the womanhood of any one of us—directly or indirectly—impact all of us.
Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
by Sarah van Gelder
After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert Jensen
Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz Hachadourian
From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia Jeffries
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 Different 1 Percent
by Andy Lee Roth
Author and activist Ralph Nader wants to create a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”