People Power

More Diversity in the Workforce Starts With Education
by Lornet Turnbull
A Seattle-area school aims to better prepare Black and Latino students for careers in math and science through its unique program.
“Free” Trade? Fraud Alert
by David Korten
The deceptive branding behind corporatists’ preference for the term “free trade” over simply “trade.”
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
Fear: What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
by Zenobia Jeffries
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.
Why Being a “Good Guy” Is Not Enough
by Joe Samalin
Either you’re actively working against sexual violence or you’re enabling it.
We Already Know How to Reduce Police Racism and Violence
by Kate Stringer
Recent research has shown cities what works. For starters, hire more female police officers.
Think Gender Issues Can’t Be Funny? Think Again
by Alexa Strabuk
Three comedians using stand-up to breakdown gender stereotypes.
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
by Sarah van Gelder
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
When Soldiers Come Home, Who Tends to Their Moral Injuries?
by Micael Bogar
Listening can help ease the transition home for veterans and ultimately heal us as a nation.
How to Win Workplace Equality? Invest in Neighborhoods Where Women Need It Most
by Angela Glover Blackwell
Women make up nearly half of the workforce, yet old-fashioned policies keep them unequal partners. To remedy this, we must first ensure basic opportunities—like making sure girls can get to school.
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
by Arun Gupta
If we listen carefully to Trump’s supporters, we can hear their desire for progressive policies.
In New York, Republicans and Democrats Join Forces to Overturn Citizens United
by Lynsi Burton
Seventeen states have called for a constitutional amendment to reduce the influence of money in politics. So who’s next?
One Hopeful Thing About the Brexit Electoral Rebellion
by David Korten
Maybe now we can renegotiate the corporate boundaries and interests that overtook those of communities.
The Lakota Martial Arts Teacher Helping Native Women Recover Their Strength
by Christa Hillstrom
A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
Meet the Woman Who Pushed Massachusetts Toward the First Carbon Fee in U.S. History
by Eben Bein
The bill would redistribute money to citizens and local businesses, an idea supported by both conservative and liberal economists.