People Power

Houston Neighbors Said No to Walmart and Invested in Black-Owned Businesses After the Hurricane
by J. Gabriel Ware
Communities of color turned to each other to make it through the disaster. Months later, they’re doing the same to rebuild.
A Simple Checklist Inspires a New Kind of Activism
by Elisa Murray
A weekly newsletter created by a rookie Portland activist is moving people to action by prioritizing under-the-radar issues over big headline grabbers.
6 Moments in History That Remind Me Anything Is Possible
by Frances Moore Lappé
In these discouraging times, I keep a list of encouraging changes I couldn’t have predicted.
3 Reasons This Isn’t a Decisive Win for the KXL Pipeline
by Shannan Stoll
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
Why Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Time to Give Up Meat
by Peter Kalmus
I learned that there’s no better way to cultivate gratitude than through food.
How Vilifying Teen Girls Has Protected Powerful Men
by Mike Males
In recent years, increasing the power and independence of young women has brought dramatic decreases in pregnancies and sexual abuses.
Shop Here, Not There: Science Says Reducing Inequality Is Almost That Simple
by Chris Winters
New research shows that shuttling even 5 percent of consumer transactions to poorer neighborhoods can reduce income inequality by up to 80 percent.
The “Redneck Revolt” Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy
by Zenobia Jeffries
This rural White organization put out a call for working-class Whites to “reject the idea of whiteness.”
Would You Put a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard?
by Valerie Schloredt
Because two Seattle homeowners were willing to make space, a 75-year-old man who’s been homeless for years now has a house and a community.
For Black Women Across the U.S., a 30-Minute Walk Builds Better Health—and Sisterhood
by A. Rochaun Meadows
“I can lace up my sneakers, walk out my front door, and change my entire body.”
Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice
by Penn Loh
We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy.
Reproductive Freedom Depends on Where You Live. How Does Your City Rank?
by Lornet Turnbull
Cities are playing a crucial role in protecting reproductive rights as federal and state governments grow more restrictive.
Why Science Says You Should Be Reading Small Independent Media
by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser
While trust in corporate news has gone down over the past few years, trust in independent news is strong.
The Real Difference Between Men Who Rape and Those Who Don’t
by Robert Jensen
If we can’t talk about patriarchy, then let’s admit we’re giving up on the goal of a world without rape and harassment.
Why We Keep Talking About Racism
by Zenobia Jeffries
Sometimes difficult discussion about race and oppression is a solution in itself.