People Power

“Carpe Diem Politics”: How to Do More Than Just Resist
by Roman Krznaric
Today’s social justice movements must seize opportunities, mobilize quickly, and, finally, embrace a carnival spirit.
The Importance of Training Teachers to Better Understand Their Native Students
by Bailey Williams
Native students have the highest dropout rates, but a college program for educators aims to change that.
Can You Celebrate American History Without Celebrating Colonialism?
by Michael Dax
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, the move to decolonize the annual Entrada celebration shows how complex identity and culture are.
Racist Voter Suppression Revealed in a Small-Town Voter Fraud Trial
by Adam Lynch
As the nation faces demographic shifts, the push to suppress voting intensifies.
How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger
by Rina Diane Caballar
Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked.
Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened
by Jennifer Luxton
Meet Jen, who went to sleep-away camp a newbie activist and came back ready to fight for social change.
How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Raj Patel, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.
They Rode Horseback to Deliver Babies. A Century Later, Midwives Are Still Crucial
by Melissa Hellmann
In Kentucky, these health care professionals still struggle for acceptance—even in areas that need them most.
The Volunteers Protecting Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic
by Melissa Hellmann
The walk from the parking lot, past protesters, to the embattled clinic’s front doors can be a difficult journey. Meet the escorts making sure women don’t have to face it alone.
Banishing DREAMers: The Meanness Isn’t Just Trump
by Mike Males
Tens of millions of Americans—many aging and white—are willing to sabotage young people rather than to accept racial diversity.
Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe
by Jenni Monet
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves.
Now You Can Instantly Help Those Most Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
by Masai Andrews
The #SupportBlackWomenHOU campaign uses popular money transfer apps to give resources quickly to those in need so they don’t have to wait for donations from large charities to trickle down.
No Elitist Farmers Market Here—Free Healthy Food and Profits for Farmers
by Emma Eisenberg
How one Appalachian county is creating a healthy food system that supports not only nutrition, but also community life.
Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees—and the First to Build Resilience Plans
by Terri Hansen
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.
How to Protest Neo-Nazis Without Adding to the Violence
by Laurie Marhoefer
Ways to fight white supremacists without helping their cause.