Meet the Ex-Inmate Whose Successful Prison Rehab Program Goes Beyond Drug Treatment
by Melissa HellmannAug 04, 2016
- As California reduces its prison population by tens of thousands, the TimeList Group’s unique approach to rehab keeps parolees from going back.
Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
by Sarah van GelderAug 03, 2016
- Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own
by Ben DeJarnetteAug 03, 2016
- A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.
Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks
by Zenobia JeffriesAug 03, 2016
- The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.
New Voting App Aims to Improve Turnout of Young Latinos
by Liza BaylessAug 01, 2016
- With 4 million more Latinos eligible to vote in 2016, Unidos brings news and information to a group that could play a major role in the 2016 elections.
Don’t Turn Away from Those Videos of Police Brutality
by Bill BuzenbergJul 29, 2016
- Like the iconic images during the Vietnam War, outrage over videos of violent injustice will help spark deep social change.
Two Towns Battle Colorado for Freedom to Ban Fracking
by Kate StringerJul 28, 2016
- In a growing number of states, communities are demanding more self-governance over everything from environmental sustainability to gun control.
This Presidential Race Is a Clear Choice: Fight, Flight, or Fellowship
by David KortenJul 27, 2016
- Will we respond to Trump’s appeal to the reptilian brain or choose Clinton’s call to our higher nature?
How We Report on Structural Racism Can Hurt Us—or Heal Us
by Zenobia JeffriesJul 27, 2016
- Too many headlines and stories right now are contributing to a polarized society, but media could instead play an important role in revealing our shared humanity.
A Political Turning Point for Native Americans
by Mark TrahantJul 26, 2016
- Who will be Indian Country’s Obama? Look to the states. Her name will be Paulette, Peggy, or Denise.
Native Candidates Make a Historic Push for Congress
by Michael J. DaxJul 26, 2016
- As the presidential race has demonstrated, 2016 is the year for outsiders, and no group can be considered further from the establishment than Native Americans.
Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam EichenJul 25, 2016
- Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark TrahantJul 23, 2016
- Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs—What Could Happen?
by Carolina CruzJul 21, 2016
- Not only would the ordinance get big money out of St. Petersburg elections, but it could lead to a legal clash ending super PACs across the country.
#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC
by Alexa MillsJul 21, 2016
- Laughter makes us feel safer, stronger, and more together. In Cleveland, activists used it to flip Trump's own ridiculous words upside down.