People Power

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.
How Did I End Up a Dangerous Professor on a Watch List?
by Robert Jensen
This bullying attempt from a conservative group may easily inhibit professors across the country.
How Northwest Tribes Joined Forces to Beat Fossil Fuel Initiatives
by Terri Hansen
Their victories have been inspiring to members of the Standing Rock Sioux in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.
The Many Ways to Help Standing Rock
by Sarah van Gelder
Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
Why the “Rule of Law” Is a Powerful Idea for Standing Rock
by Mark Trahant
Although the governor cites the rule of law in his eviction order, the Sioux have this: the Constitution’s Article 6, declaring “treaties as the Supreme Law of the Land.”
How to Get Your Head in This Moment
by Jim Shultz
This is not the first time forward progress has ended in a right-wing regime. And the past has plenty of lessons for how to go forward effectively.
20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
by Nina M. Flores
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
Sheriffs Refuse to Send Troops to Standing Rock as Public Outrage and Costs Mount
by Jenni Monet
North Dakota is stretched thin in its battle to protect the Dakota Access pipeline construction: Costs are nearing $15 million, and police reinforcements are diminishing.
Four Ways to Look at Standing Rock: An Indigenous Perspective
by Kayla DeVault
In the shadow of the Trump election, I found myself explaining to world climate leaders how to see Standing Rock through an indigenous lens.
How I Stopped Mindlessly Buying Things
by Sarah Lazarovic
Stores want me to buy stuff I don’t need. The internet wants me to buy stuff I don’t need. But I finally figured it out.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.