Labor Leaders Support the Dakota Access Pipeline—But This Native Union Member Doesn’t
by Brooke AndersonOct 18, 2016
- Some of the biggest unions have denounced the water protectors. But critical voices have been missing from the conversation: those of indigenous union members themselves.
Calling All Climate Activists: “Go Out and Get Yourself in Some Holy Trouble”
by Valerie SchloredtOct 14, 2016
- After activists launched a strike shutting off the flow of tar sands oil across the U.S. this week, a movement leader calls for more faith-based direct action.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
What? Army Corps Suddenly Decides Coal Trains Won’t Harm Salmon-Filled Columbia River
by Mark TrahantOct 14, 2016
- The next Standing Rock is the Longview Millennium coal export facility. Water protectors know coal dust is like a pipeline accident that happens daily.
For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils
by Peter WhiteOct 13, 2016
- Ranked-choice voting is catching on, and Maine might become the first state to help citizens vote for candidates they actually want.
Trump’s Fake Critique of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers
by Jonathan RosenblumOct 13, 2016
- We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors
by Sarah van GelderOct 12, 2016
- Four reasons communities all over the country are winning against the powerful and extremely wealthy fossil fuel industry.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza BaylessOct 11, 2016
- Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
The Secret Strength of Standing Rock
by Michael J. DaxOct 10, 2016
- Natives and non-Native water protectors have found room in this movement for their passions, from traditional wisdom to direct action against fossil fuels.
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 the climate change 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).