People Power

Paranoid and Scared After Watching The Handmaid’s Tale? Good
by Mark Rahner
The TV show is striking a chord that the novel and movie did not. Maybe it’s because we’re starting to see bits of Gilead all around us.
Resisting White Supremacy Can’t Happen Without Self-Care
by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins
For women of color, prioritizing our own physical, mental, and emotional well-being is vital to our fight for social justice.
How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
by Tristan Ahtone
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.
Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding All Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion (Including Keystone XL)
by James Trimarco
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
6 Places Resisting Fear With Compassionate Defiance
by Lornet Turnbull
Sanctuary city policies can only go so far. The real job of creating welcome and safety falls to ordinary people.
The Race to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline Financing
by James Trimarco
Efforts to defund Keystone XL target same banks that supported DAPL. “If you stop the flow of dollars, you stop the flow of oil.”
Ditch the “Animal Farm” Mentality in Resisting Trump Policies
by Colin Beavan
Try less fighting and speaking and doing to get “our” way—and a lot more sitting and listening and questioning and being still.
A Simple Email Can Help Save the 27 National Monument Areas on Trump’s List
by Michael Dax, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
The Trump administration wants to know how you feel about your national monument lands. A public comment period opens May 12.
Crowdfunding Real Estate Isn’t Just For Millionaires Anymore. Could It Be For You?
by Alizah Salario
The relatively new equity crowdfunding seeks investors expecting a return, not donors supporting a project. But the project must improve a community.
Tiny Town in the Heartland Creates Homegrown Sanctuary
by Bian Elkhatib
Residents of Iowa’s first Hispanic-majority town don’t need sanctuary city policies to support their immigrant neighbors.
New Plans Give Immigrants Access to Legal Representation
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
Undocumented immigrants in detention are four times more likely to win a custody hearing if they have a lawyer.
Ranchers and Tribes Unite Once Again to Fight the Keystone XL
by Devi Lockwood
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System
by Leah Penniman
Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do it fix it.