We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
by Chelsey SimpsonOct 07, 2016
- The documentary Occupy the Farm shows the positive impact universities could have if they leveraged their resources to create more farms and farmers.
Why Standing Rock Is a Test for Obama—And All Climate Choices Ahead
by Mark TrahantOct 06, 2016
- Paris agreements take effect November 4, and climate math shows we need a managed decline of fossil fuels in the U.S. That means no Dakota Access pipeline.
Why “Diversity” Is Nearly Meaningless
by Christopher Zumski FinkeOct 05, 2016
- Author Jeff Chang talks about Trumpism, Whiteness, and cultural equity in his new book, “We Gon’ Be Alright.”
8 Cities Have New Co-op-Style Black Worker Centers—And They’re Tackling Unemployment
by Melissa HellmannOct 04, 2016
- A member-led cooperative structure empowers Black workers as they navigate challenges like discriminatory hiring practices and high incarceration rates.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee DomzalskiOct 03, 2016
- When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Even in the Most Bike-Friendly States, Women Are Left Behind
by Barbara ClabotsSep 30, 2016
- Local transportation planning could be missing the mark for women cyclists. Here are 6 ways to change that (for everyone).
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Emily FullerSep 29, 2016
- Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.
How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America
by Lornet TurnbullSep 29, 2016
- Voters are automatically registered at the DMV, then can easily vote in elections by mail-in ballot.
White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue
by Sarah van GelderSep 28, 2016
- Instead, White folks need to realize we have the power to stop police violence and defend Black lives.
3 Ways People’s Movements Snuck Into the First Presidential Debate
by James TrimarcoSep 27, 2016
- While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
National Prison Strike Exposes Need for Labor Rights Behind Bars
by Melissa HellmannSep 27, 2016
- At 29 prisons, thousands of inmates have stopped work to protest unfair labor practices. So where are the unions?
What’s at Stake: Watch the Clinton-Trump Debate with YES! Magazine
by James TrimarcoSep 26, 2016
- Use the hashtag #HighStakesNov8 to live tweet the debate with us.
A Subzero Winter Is Coming to Standing Rock—Here’s Their Plan
by Michael J. DaxSep 23, 2016
- The camps are preparing to keep the Dakota Access pipeline blockade going strong—keeping resolve firm, spirits high, and thousands of bodies warm.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa HellmannSep 22, 2016
- Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Bill McKibbenSep 22, 2016
- A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any one of 38 banks.