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Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do
by Sarah van Gelder
An online platform might be just the thing to spread around our grassroots genius.
Goodbye, Small Farmer? Investors Could Soon Own Most of American Farmland
by Katy Keiffer
Today, 30 percent of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. Here’s why that’s a problem.
The More Education, the Wider the Gender Pay Gap—Wait, What?
by Chris Winters
Seattle women make less than men, but especially those with advanced degrees.
Family Life Without Fossil Fuels—Slow and Satisfying
by Peter Kalmus
A visit to the Possibility Alliance reminded me also that the one constant of life is change.
A Manual for the New Era of Activist
by George Lakey
Movement-building approaches from the civil rights era get a 2017 update.
Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel” Could Have Gone Further
by Mark Rahner
Let’s face it. The people who really need to see this film are never going to go near it.
Standing Rock Lawsuit Started a Year Ago. Here’s Where We Are Now
by Yessenia Funes
A recent victory has sent the Army Corps of Engineers back to analyze the environmental justice effects of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Outdoors Lovers Vote With Their Wallets, Move $45 Million Trade Show Out of Utah
by Stephen Miller
The outdoor-recreation industry delivered a big blow to Utah’s economy because of the state’s attempts to remove protections for public lands.
Why We Shouldn’t Think of Climate Change as Only a “Global” Issue
by Sarah van Gelder
While it is true that climate change is a global problem, we have power when we act locally.
The Secret to Growing More Food With Fewer Chemicals? Squirmy Soil
by Matthew Wallenstein
Over the past century, we’ve abused our soils. But recent studies suggest they can be revived to support a sustainable food system.
Will Democrats Finally Go Bold or Go Home?
by Sam Pizzigati
The party’s new agenda promises to be on “the side of working people,” so why aren’t more Americans excited about it?
6 Badass Acts of Resistance Erased From History
by Jennifer Loubriel
There are entire generations of social justice activists and environmental protectors that we don’t learn about in school.
Medicaid Survived the Health Care Battle—Now Let’s Give It to Everyone
by Mark Trahant
We should ditch employer-provided insurance. Administrative costs for Medicaid are nearly half of the cost of private sector plans. Yes, half.
What’s Next for Health Care? Confused Congress Should Look to Indian Country
by Mark Trahant
Indian Health Service is a great example of health care run and managed by the government. Let’s use it to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
100 Years Ago, Black People Marched Down 5th Avenue to Declare That Black Lives Matter
by Chad Williams
The “Silent Protest Parade” was the first mass demonstration of its kind and marked a pivotal moment in civil rights history.