Why I Dropped Everything to Head to Standing Rock
by Paula SchmidtOct 06, 2016
- After industry and greed destroyed my life in northern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fracking country, I knew I needed to stand with the water protectors.
Why Standing Rock Is a Test for Obama—And All Climate Choices Ahead
by Mark TrahantOct 06, 2016
- Paris agreements take effect November 4, and the climate change math shows we need a managed decline of fossil fuels in the U.S. That means no Dakota Access pipeline.
Why “Diversity” Is Nearly Meaningless
by Christopher Zumski FinkeOct 05, 2016
- Author Jeff Chang talks about Trumpism, Whiteness, and cultural equity in his new book, “We Gon’ Be Alright.”
The Elephant in the Room: What Trump, Clinton, and Even Stein Are Missing
by David KortenOct 05, 2016
- What is the most important—yet neglected—issue in the political debate? Hint: It isn’t the ideal body weight of Miss Universe. Part 1.
8 Cities Have New Co-op-Style Black Worker Centers—And They’re Tackling Unemployment
by Melissa HellmannOct 04, 2016
- A member-led cooperative structure empowers Black workers as they navigate challenges like discriminatory hiring practices and high incarceration rates.
Why We Are Singing for Water—In Front of Men With Guns and Surveillance Helicopters
by Linda HoganOct 04, 2016
- We were water beings from the beginning. The river was our Grandmother and supplied everything we needed to survive.
The School That Put Local, Healthy, and Homemade on the Lunch Menu
by Kaylee DomzalskiOct 03, 2016
- When the school district pulled out, parents at a Eugene, Ore., charter school stepped in to reinvent how lunch is done.
Standing Rock Joins the World’s Indigenous Fighting for Land and Life
by Jenni MonetSep 30, 2016
- Military-style troops confronted Dakota Access water defenders recently, underscoring the common narrative U.S. tribes share with the world’s Indigenous Peoples.
Even in the Most Bike-Friendly States, Women Are Left Behind
by Barbara ClabotsSep 30, 2016
- Local transportation planning could be missing the mark for women cyclists. Here are 6 ways to change that (for everyone).
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Emily FullerSep 29, 2016
- Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.
How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America
by Lornet TurnbullSep 29, 2016
- Voters are automatically registered at the DMV, then can easily vote in elections by mail-in ballot.
White People: Stop Saying We Need Dialogue
by Sarah van GelderSep 28, 2016
- Instead, White folks need to realize we have the power to stop police violence and defend Black lives.
3 Ways People’s Movements Snuck Into the First Presidential Debate
by James TrimarcoSep 27, 2016
- While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
National Prison Strike Exposes Need for Labor Rights Behind Bars
by Melissa HellmannSep 27, 2016
- At 29 prisons, thousands of inmates have stopped work to protest unfair labor practices. So where are the unions?
Video: The Land Dispute That Pit 10,000 Villagers Against a Timber Company
by Nicky MilneSep 26, 2016
- Norwegian company Green Resources has planted about 160 square miles of forest across East Africa. But it has cost thousands of Ugandans their homes and livelihoods.