The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics
by Araz HachadourianDec 20, 2016
- Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Wisconsin Tribe Halts $1.5 Billion Open-Pit Mine
by Jaime AlfaroDec 20, 2016
- To protect vital wetlands, the Ojibwe tribe and local scientists and activists pressured industry to abandon plans for what would have harmed thousands of species of plants and animals.
Some “Unrecognized” Tribes Still Waiting After 130 Years
by Gabriel FurshongDec 19, 2016
- Federal recognition offers financial help, and those tribes without it have “second-class status in Indian Country” and remain vulnerable to local authorities.
6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds
by Araz Hachadourian, Christa HillstromDec 19, 2016
- Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
Thanks, Trump! We Now Have Two Opportunities for Bold Progressive Reform
by Arun GuptaDec 17, 2016
- There’s an argument to be made that progressives are lucky Bernie Sanders didn’t win the nomination.
How Standing Rock’s Divest Campaign Can Stop Future Pipelines
by Colby DevittDec 16, 2016
- As banks begin to respond, environmental movements are learning the importance of speaking clearly about the financial risks of fossil fuel investment.
At Standing Rock, No One Goes Hungry: The Kitchen That Serves Traditional Lakota Food and Values
by Michael Running WolfDec 16, 2016
- The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.
Seattle Takes Steps to Divest $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Standing Rock
by Ari PaulDec 15, 2016
- The proposal will be voted on next month and could have broader implications to ensure the city partners with socially responsible businesses.
In One of the Nation’s Unhealthiest Places, This Hospital Prescribes Fresh Food From Its Own Farm
by Liza BaylessDec 15, 2016
- In an industry usually focused on medicine and procedures, a Philadelphia-area hospital decided what its patients needed was a farm and advice about food.
North Dakota’s Public Bank Was Built for the People—Now It’s Financing Police at Standing Rock
by Matt StannardDec 14, 2016
- The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force. How did this happen?
Trump Played to Anger, but We Don’t Have to Fall for Divide and Conquer
by David KortenDec 14, 2016
- We've been pitted against each other for too long. Now is the time to come together to fix our corrupt political systems.
A Healthier Democracy Starts Right Where You Live
by Andy Lee RothDec 13, 2016
- The documentary “We the People 2.0” looks at why the rights of neighborhoods and cities are essential to building a better world.
Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights
by Liza Bayless, Kate StringerDec 13, 2016
- And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.
“This Is the Right Thing to Do”: Energy CEO on Ending Leases to Drill Near Blackfeet Nation
by Michael J. DaxDec 12, 2016
- After 35 years of fighting for the cancellation of nearly 50 oil and gas leases, Montana's Blackfeet tribe scored an unexpected victory when Devon Energy voluntarily backed out of their claims.
Why the Founding Fathers Gave Too Much Power to the Supreme Court
by Emelyn Lybarger and Ben PriceDec 12, 2016
- What We the People lost when the Constitution gave monarchical power to a small band of unelected people in robes.