The Real Work Can Begin When We Allow Uncertainty
by Colin BeavanMar 25, 2017
- Our current political climate is volatile, scary, and uncertain. But maybe the not knowing and the confusion will finally allow us to arrive at a true beginning.
ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind
by Sarah van GelderMar 24, 2017
- Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
What Grace Lee Boggs Would’ve Taught Activists in This Moment
by Stephen Murphy-ShigematsuMar 20, 2017
- Three principles to help you avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.
Minnesota Churches Face Tough Questions in Offering Sanctuary to Immigrants
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMar 17, 2017
- For these churches, giving protection to immigrants is no longer a matter of if, but when. And what will happen if ICE comes to their doors?
Where They Teach Students How to Revitalize Their Local Communities
by John OrtbalMar 16, 2017
- New college programs offer fledgling community organizers “a sense of optimism about how they can effect change in their own backyard.”
Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns
by Sarah van GelderMar 15, 2017
- Although many people in these struggling regions voted for the new president, his cynical answers will not bring them prosperity. But I saw what could.
How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty
by Cecilia Garza, Araz HachadourianMar 15, 2017
- When large institutions like universities and hospitals agree to hire and spend locally, they can transform neighborhoods hardest hit by poverty and unemployment.
Trying to Be a Proud Latina When People Prefer Whiteness—Even in My Mother’s Homeland
by Stephanie JimenezMar 14, 2017
- For people of color to be seen as fully American, we are often forced to denounce parts of our identities.
A Small Act of Scientific Civil Disobedience
by Margaret BeatonMar 13, 2017
- Big science publications put important peer-reviewed research behind expensive paywalls. But some scientists have found creative ways around them.
How to Resist From a Place of Love: Self-Care for the Long Haul
by Colin BeavanMar 11, 2017
- If you want to sustain yourself for the work ahead, here’s some advice: It doesn’t matter whether the other side “deserves” anger.
The Many Benefits of Making (and Eating) Chocolate Right Where It Grows
by Simran SethiMar 10, 2017
- Dried cocoa beans historically have been shipped to Europe and the U.S. for chocolate making. But keeping the process close to home empowers farmers and supports local economies.
Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen
by Melissa HellmannMar 09, 2017
- By halting a proposed $150 million police precinct, Seattle activists have made headway in redirecting funding toward services like affordable housing and education.
Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work
by Rucha ChitnisMar 08, 2017
- “It is important to celebrate these women who are building a more peaceful world that is open, just, and filled with love.”
A Woman in Trump’s America: 5 Simple Ways to Support Your Sisters
by Melissa HellmannMar 07, 2017
- Here’s how to show other women you have their backs.
Why Women Are Skipping Work and Wearing Red Today
by James TrimarcoMar 06, 2017
- U.S. organizers of International Women’s Day urge women to find creative ways to strike on March 8.