People Power

It’s Not Really About Bathrooms: Why the Trans Fight is About Human Rights
by Eesha Pandit
What can counter the hate-filled narratives that are surrounding equal rights ordinance campaigns? The LGBT movement and its allies must amplify and center the voices of Transgender people.
Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Sarah van Gelder
Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.
“They” and the Emotional Weight of Words
by Cole
Even in the smallest of interactions—like how we use pronouns—we can create connections that allow us to challenge one another on our assumptions about gender.
Only Six Years After BP Oil Disaster, Gulf Coast Is Faced With New Drilling
by Kate Stringer
Still recovering from the worst oil spill in U.S. history, Gulf Coast activists battle the threat of new offshore oil wells.
“Evil World Banking” Explained
by Yessenia Funes
In less than two minutes, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how corporations can take over entire nations through predatory loans and debt collection.
Why You Should Watch an Uplifting Movie Tonight
by Sophie H. Janicke
Research shows meaningful films, in particular those that depict values of love, kindness, and connectedness, go a long way toward changing your worldview.
The Next Libyan Revolution Will Be Led by Women Wielding Words—Not Guns
by Alaa Murabit
“Soft power” gives communities words and tools to fight against violence, fear, and corruption and offers youth weapons of peace against an enemy that wants to drag them into war.
After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise
by Leah Penniman
These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.
What Does a Feminist Mortician Look Like?
by Jennifer Luxton
Historically, when a man takes care of a corpse, he is a professional. When a woman takes care of a corpse, it’s a domestic task. How can we close the gender gap in the death care industry?
Immigration Is Not Just a Latino Thing. Here’s Why We Need Black Leaders
by Anshantia Oso
For years, the immigrant rights movement has been largely led by Latinos. Today, Black leadership is playing an increasingly important role in the grassroots fight to change U.S. immigration policy.
How Iowa Became the Nation’s Leader In Wind Energy
by Kim Eckart
Even though Iowa is typically associated with red state politics, everyone there seems to agree that wind power makes economic sense for one of the windiest states in the country.
The Tiny House Village Holding a Family Together
by Viola Gaskell
A tiny house complex in Seattle shows what it can do for homeless families by helping one couple raise their baby together under one (very small) roof.
The Little-Known Farmworkers Who Sparked the Biggest Labor Movement In U.S. History
by Alexa Strabuk
There would be no Cesar Chavez without the Filipino manongs of Delano, California, whose decision to strike set off the most significant labor movement the United States has ever seen.
Portland Fast Food Workers Don’t Just Want a Raise—They Want a Union Too
by Tamara Kneese
Employees at Burgerville, a Pacific Northwest restaurant chain, are unionizing and demanding benefits. Even without their employer’s recognition, their union offers an alternative model for organizing low-wage workers.
How Can Southern States Increase Voter Access for Black Residents After DMV Closures?
by YES! Staff
When DMV closures threatened Black voter access in Alabama, the government launched a traveling ID service. But is it enough?