People Power

A Last Resort That Might Work: Small Town Votes In Community Bill of Rights to Ban Fracking
by Jaime Alfaro
Opposing a pipeline, residents in Waterville, Ohio, passed a new law to protect their right to clean air, water, and soil.
No “Victories,” No “Defeats”: Watch Your Words If You Value Social Change
by Arun Gupta
Taking a lesson from Standing Rock, we must be careful with language while working toward progress in the Trump years.
From Goat Farms to Parenting Classes: Immigrants Find Support Across U.S.
by Liza Bayless, Kim Eckart, Araz Hachadourian
Five states where communities are ensuring immigrant rights and wellness.
What Happens After a Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval? Anger, Then Strategy
by Cam Fenton
In a moment like this, direct action needs to call attention to a moral crisis that demands intervention, much like what we're seeing at Standing Rock.
How Standing Rock Has Changed Us
by Sarah van Gelder
As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
In Conservative States, 2 Cities (and a Church) Helped LGBT Rights Gain Ground
by Liza Bayless, Araz Hachadourian
From Idaho to Georgia, people found ways to offer sanctuary and legal protection.
8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth Svoboda
Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
7 Ways to Make an Even Bigger Impact When You Divest From DAPL
by Colby Devitt
Closing your bank account is just the beginning.
Is Your Bank Funding DAPL? Here’s How to Find One That Isn’t
by Gerald Mitchell
There’s an entire industry of ethically minded banks and financial institutions out there to choose from.
“My Whole Heart Is With You Tonight”: A Letter to the Dakota Access Front Line
by Kelly Hayes
We have survived this nation-state’s will for us because we are a fire that their water cannons cannot extinguish.
How Did I End Up a Dangerous Professor on a Watch List?
by Robert Jensen
This bullying attempt from a conservative group may easily inhibit professors across the country.
How Northwest Tribes Joined Forces to Beat Fossil Fuel Initiatives
by Terri Hansen
Their victories have been inspiring to members of the Standing Rock Sioux in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock
by Sarah van Gelder
Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
Why the “Rule of Law” Is a Powerful Idea for Standing Rock
by Mark Trahant
Although the governor cites the rule of law in his eviction order, the Sioux have this: the Constitution’s Article 6, declaring “treaties as the Supreme Law of the Land.”
How to Get Your Head in This Moment
by Jim Shultz
This is not the first time forward progress has ended in a right-wing regime. And the past has plenty of lessons for how to go forward effectively.