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Maryland Parolees Finally Won the Right to Vote—Now Will They?
by Lynsi Burton
Under a new law this year, 40,000 Maryland residents previously convicted of felonies can now vote. Advocates are helping them realize how powerful they can be.
I Saw the Revolution in So Many of the Small Places We Call Home
by Sarah van Gelder
The real change we need to stop the social and ecological unraveling can be found in the neighborhoods and cities, where we encounter each other every day.
The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story
by Mark Trahant
I’m angry. White people in Oregon are acquitted while Native people in North Dakota are attacked by riot police from five states. And our politicians are preoccupied.
Why Exxon Loves the Carbon Tax—and Voters Should Not
by Wenonah Hauter
Washington state is considering putting a price on carbon emissions. This will not fix our climate problem and, in fact, will help fossil fuel companies continue to profit from it.
The Rush to Turn Anti-Trump Election Money Into Long-Term Progress
by Jaime Alfaro
Most political donations go to short-term strategies like TV ads. But these organizers move contributions to grassroots organizing that can have lasting impacts.
Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out
by Liza Bayless
Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.
Winter 2017 National Student Writing Competition: Your Sacred Place
Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write about something meaningful and for a bigger audience beyond the classroom.
3 Tattoo Revolutionaries Who Express Their Values in Ink
by Keith Barbalato
There are new ways to think about ink.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van Gelder
Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
How to Make City Budgets Racially Just? Let Citizens Do the Numbers
by Paulina Phelps
The Movement for Black Lives is calling on cities to launch participatory budgeting processes to make public spending fairer.
On a Remote Homestead, the Work You Do Is Not Just a Job—It’s Your Life
by Olga Kreimer
Far from the 9-to-5, the work of building community can be a challenge when the cash economy is less relevant and volunteer workers are just passing through.
How Far Will North Dakota Go to Get This Pipeline?
by Mark Trahant
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 Gupta
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 Jeffries
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 Ahtone
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.