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Texas Activists Combine Social Media With Old-School Tactics to Resist Conservative Agenda
by Kit O’Connell
Intersectional movements are helping the left gain ground, not just play defense.
Why One Native Family Is Donating Their Fracking Proceeds to Benefit Indian Country
by Terri Hansen, Paul Koberstein
A new fund will support deeply researched investigative journalism that reports on critical issues in Indian Country.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
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The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
by Jacqueline Keeler
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
The Shasta Dam Killed Off This Tribe’s Salmon—Or So They Thought
by Marc Dadigan
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.
Meet the Playwrights Bringing Social Justice to the Stage
by J. Gabriel Ware
These women are helping audiences empathize with issues in a way that a book or an article can’t.
After Las Vegas, These Are the Questions That Can Bring Us Peace
by Colin Beavan
If we can stop clinging to stories that obscure the truth of what happened, then what follows easily is, How can I help?
How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15
by Alan A. Aja, William A. Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton
It’s time for cities to reverse a shrinking workforce and build resilience in the face of climate change.
Las Vegas Massacre Dispels the Myth of Who’s Most Violent in This Country
by Mike Males
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and gun deaths.
10 Examples That Prove Straight Privilege Influences Everything
by Erin Tatum
We still live in a society that affords heterosexual individuals more rights, power, and freedom.
Trump’s Proposed Tax Cuts Would Further Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor
by David Korten
The Trump/Republican tax cut proposal is an opportunity to discuss how to redistribute wealth and power.
A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India
by Anuradha Sengupta
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.
West Virginia Rises to Protect LGBTQ Rights
by Emma Eisenberg
With the highest percentage of teens who identify as transgender, the state is emerging as a national leader when it comes to protecting LGBTQ rights at the local level.
Meet the Chef Teaching Kids How to Cook Healthy Meals on a Budget
by Angela Fichter
Seattle chef will soon open a crowd-funded restaurant and arts co-op to honor the city’s arts history and unite its residents.
What’s Stopping Media From Calling Las Vegas Killer a “Terrorist”? His Whiteness
by Zenobia Jeffries
Like other mass shooters before him, Stephen Paddock has the benefit of White privilege even in the most vicious of circumstances.