People Power

The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe
by Terri Hansen
Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better.
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van Gelder
If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump, starting with closing the wealth gap.
None of Texas’ Members of Congress Support Trump’s Wall
by Paulina Phelps, Olivia Anderson
And 23 other facts you should probably know.
What My Mostly White Town Is Doing to Defeat Trumpism
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
As a Black woman, I was anxious about moving to a conservative state. But, surprisingly, I found a community ready to embrace me and fight for equality.
Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own
by Adam Lynch
The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by March 13.
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George Lakey
Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
The Dutch City That Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van Gelder
When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply for residency status in Europe, neighbors didn’t want them to leave.
Why Science Can’t Be Silent
by Clo Copass, Kim Eckart, Tracy Loeffeholz Dunn
Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.
Are Americans Ready to Strike?
by James Trimarco
This past October, women in Poland used a mass strike to stop an abortion ban. Organizers in the U.S. are looking to similar tactics in Europe to show the Trump administration they mean business.
In California’s Imperial Valley, Residents Aren’t Waiting for Government to Track Pollution
by Paulina Phelps
For marginalized communities along the California-Mexico border, projects to gather and share scientific reports are crucial to holding agencies accountable.
Black Communities, not Trump Executive Orders, Will End “Carnage”
by Zenobia Jeffries
In Chicago and Detroit, citizens already are protecting their neighborhoods from violence. If the president wants to send in help, they say, he can start with education, housing, and justice.
The “Indivisible” Movement’s Key Strategy: Focus on Your Own Members of Congress
by Karin Kamp
The Indivisible Guide was put online by former congressional staffers to give both Republicans and Democrats an effective way to resist Trump policies. So far, 6,000 local groups have registered.
This Is a Wake-Up Call to Take Back Our Democracy
by John Perkins
Other countries’ citizens revel in their democratic elections and wonder why U.S. voters didn’t turn out against a potential dictator.
If Trump Makes It One Year Without Impeachment, Then Let’s Talk Supreme Court Nominees
by Jack Doppelt
For the sake of our judiciary—and democracy—Congress should slow down and consider a one-year presidential probation.