How Far Will North Dakota Go to Get This Pipeline?
by Mark TrahantOct 23, 2016
- The militarized response is escalating, Dakota Access construction is accelerating. To be clear: North Dakota is acting as trustee for the company, using what it considers the powers of state to make this project so.
What Progressives Will Need to Do to Push President Clinton to the Left
by Arun GuptaOct 21, 2016
- Now is the time to envision truly progressive Clinton administration policies on health care, immigration, student debt, and climate change. And movement leaders are gearing up.
What to Do When Domestic Abuse Is Financial, Too
by Zenobia JeffriesOct 21, 2016
- Millions of people suffer domestic violence, which can often involve economic abuse. But there are ways to break out of those relationships.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan AhtoneOct 21, 2016
- Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.
A Realistic Look at What a Clinton Landslide Would Do
by Mark TrahantOct 21, 2016
- One hint at what’s to come is found in the data of early voting. And so far, it’s good news for Democrats—especially Native American candidates.
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
by Wenonah HauterOct 20, 2016
- In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Why Would Police Arrest a Woman for Biking to Work?
by YES! StaffOct 20, 2016
- Overwhelmed by the expenses of driving, this single mom became a bike commuter so she could keep her job and support her family. Then things got weird.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David KortenOct 19, 2016
- The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
by WeAreTwitterOct 19, 2016
- The #WeAreTwitter movement wants users to buy Twitter as co-owners and show Wall Street how a business should be run.
Labor Leaders Support the Dakota Access Pipeline—But This Native Union Member Doesn’t
by Brooke AndersonOct 18, 2016
- Some of the biggest unions have denounced the water protectors. But critical voices have been missing from the conversation: those of indigenous union members themselves.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris FarrellOct 17, 2016
- We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Calling All Climate Activists: “Go Out and Get Yourself in Some Holy Trouble”
by Valerie SchloredtOct 14, 2016
- After activists launched a strike shutting off the flow of tar sands oil across the U.S. this week, a movement leader calls for more faith-based direct action.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
What? Army Corps Suddenly Decides Coal Trains Won’t Harm Salmon-Filled Columbia River
by Mark TrahantOct 14, 2016
- The next Standing Rock is the Longview Millennium coal export facility. Water protectors know coal dust is like a pipeline accident that happens daily.
For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils
by Peter WhiteOct 13, 2016
- Ranked-choice voting is catching on, and Maine might become the first state to help citizens vote for candidates they actually want.