People Power

The Unlikely Uprising of Progressive Politics in Alaska
by Stephen Miller
As the Arctic heats up and the oil economy tanks, progressives find their voice in a conservative state.
For Native Mothers, a Way to Give Birth That Overcomes Trauma
by Sarah van Gelder
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women to heal through their traditions.
Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Worker-Owners
by Jessica Bonanno
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
When Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border Was Not a Crime
by Kelly Lytle Hernandez
For most of American history, immigrants could enter the U.S. without official permission. So what changed?
School District Switches to Local and Organic Meals, Cuts Carbon Footprint—and Saves Money
by Melissa Hellmann
A new report revealed surprising results when Oakland overhauled its lunch menu at 100-plus schools by serving less meat and more fruits and vegetables.
The Paper Company Threatening Ancient Boreal Forests—And Activists and Journalists
by Colin Beavan
Resolute Forest Products provides the paper for the nation’s biggest newspapers and publishers. So it’s up to independent media to speak out.
Trump Impeachment on Your Mind? 5 Things to Know
by Jacob Neiheisel
The articles of impeachment against Trump might look remarkably similar to those levied against Nixon and Clinton.
Seattle Judge Rules Justice Department Can’t Limit Legal Assistance to Immigrants
by Melissa Hellmann
In siding with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the ruling also prevents the department from issuing cease-and-desist letters to similar organizations around the country.
Paranoid and Scared After Watching The Handmaid’s Tale? Good
by Mark Rahner
The TV show is striking a chord that the novel and movie did not. Maybe it’s because we’re starting to see bits of Gilead all around us.
Resisting White Supremacy Can’t Happen Without Self-Care
by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins
For women of color, prioritizing our own physical, mental, and emotional well-being is vital to our fight for social justice.
How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World
by Tristan Ahtone
In Finland, lament singing is experiencing a revival, one sad song at a time.
Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
For All the Single Ladies Not Ready to Have Babies, Here’s an Option
by Melissa Hellmann
Apple and Facebook offer egg freezing in their employee health benefits. But what about the rest of us?
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding All Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion (Including Keystone XL)
by James Trimarco
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
6 Places Resisting Fear With Compassionate Defiance
by Lornet Turnbull
Sanctuary city policies can only go so far. The real job of creating welcome and safety falls to ordinary people.