People Power

Trump Played to Anger, but We Don’t Have to Fall for Divide and Conquer
by David Korten
We've been pitted against each other for too long. Now is the time to come together to fix our corrupt political systems.
A Healthier Democracy Starts Right Where You Live
by Andy Lee Roth
The documentary “We the People 2.0” looks at why the rights of neighborhoods and cities are essential to building a better world.
Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.
“This Is the Right Thing to Do”: Energy CEO on Ending Leases to Drill Near Blackfeet Nation
by Michael J. Dax
After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana's Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
Why the Founding Fathers Gave Too Much Power to the Supreme Court
by Emelyn Lybarger and Ben Price
What We the People lost when the Constitution gave monarchical power to a small band of unelected people in robes.
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.