“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.
A Last Resort That Might Work: Small Town Votes In Community Bill of Rights to Ban Fracking
by Jaime AlfaroDec 09, 2016
- Opposing a pipeline, residents in Waterville, Ohio, passed a new law to protect their right to clean air, water, and soil.
No “Victories,” No “Defeats”: Watch Your Words If You Value Social Change
by Arun GuptaDec 09, 2016
- Taking a lesson from Standing Rock, we must be careful with language while working toward progress in the Trump years.
From Goat Farms to Parenting Classes: Immigrants Find Support Across U.S.
by Liza Bayless, Kim Eckart, Araz HachadourianDec 08, 2016
- Five states where communities are ensuring immigrant rights and wellness.
What Happens After a Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval? Anger, Then Strategy
by Cam FentonDec 08, 2016
- In a moment like this, direct action needs to call attention to a moral crisis that demands intervention, much like what we're seeing at Standing Rock.
It Was a Blighted City Block. But This Woman Is Turning It Into a Solar-Powered Ecovillage
by Zenobia JeffriesDec 07, 2016
- Detroit-area resident Shamayim Harris bought several properties and is now converting them into sustainable community spaces for education, wellness, and economic development.
How Standing Rock Has Changed Us
by Sarah van GelderDec 07, 2016
- As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
In Conservative States, 2 Cities (and a Church) Helped LGBT Rights Gain Ground
by Liza Bayless, Araz HachadourianDec 06, 2016
- From Idaho to Georgia, people found ways to offer sanctuary and legal protection.
When Fighting Wildfires Does More Harm Than Good
by Jennifer Luxton, Stephen MillerDec 06, 2016
- Suppressing fires breaks the natural cycle of life and death crucial to forest health.
Meet the Guy Corralling Billionaires to Fight Inequality
by Fran KortenDec 05, 2016
- Author Chuck Collins discusses growing up in the 1 percent, his unusual approach to fighting economic inequality, and what progressives need to do during a Trump administration.
They Lost Their Jungles to Plantations, But These Indigenous Women Grew Them Back
by Anuradha SenguptaDec 05, 2016
- When a governmental effort to encourage cash crops threatened their food security and native land, India’s indigenous families came together to revive their traditional food systems.
The Real Standing Rock Victory Is This: “Inevitable” Is Not What It Used to Be
by Mark TrahantDec 04, 2016
- The whole pipeline fiasco was a more appropriate story for the 19th century instead of the 21st. Now, the timing is ideal for a new beginning: #HealNorthDakota
The Numbers That Tell the Story of This Standing Rock Victory
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnDec 04, 2016
- The Army Corps announced Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will be rerouted. Here are the numbers that show what lies ahead.
8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth SvobodaDec 02, 2016
- Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.