The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
by Sarah van GelderSep 11, 2016
- Dallas Goldtooth, a veteran organizer of the Keystone XL fight, is amazed at the historic support from tribes at Standing Rock—even tribes that rely on resource extraction.
6 Tips on Making Money and Staying Sane When You Work From Home
by Brandon AmbrosinoSep 11, 2016
- How to deal with anxiety, self-doubt, and “the check’s in the mail.”
For Thousands at Standing Rock, a Shocking Day After So Much Waiting
by Sarah van GelderSep 10, 2016
- After the pipeline decisions, many at the protest site wonder whether future generations will look back on this as a turning point in U.S.-tribal history.
Obama Pipeline Plot Twist Is Not a Victory—And Could Erase the Struggle
by Kelly HayesSep 10, 2016
- The illusion of victory is a dangerous thing. We could undo what we have built at Standing Rock, this unprecedented act of Native American collective resistance.
If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
by Sam SmithSep 10, 2016
- Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
Feds Step In, and the Big Win May Be for All Tribes Facing Pipelines
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 09, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised “meaningful tribal input” on pipeline decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights.
In Photos: Northwest Canoe Tribes Arrive at Historic Gathering at Standing Rock
by Sarah van GelderSep 09, 2016
- Celebration and solidarity as hundreds of tribes unite behind the Standing Rock Sioux’s opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.
Has Arizona Found a Solution to Gerrymandering?
by Yael GrauerSep 09, 2016
- Sixteen years ago, Arizona stripped state lawmakers of the right to draw electoral districts. Many lawsuits later, democracy is stronger—in some ways.
A Fun Way to Stop Buying Things You Don’t Really Need
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 08, 2016
- Instead of buying the items she coveted, this artist made paintings of them. Here’s what she learned after a year of not shopping.
How Obama Can Keep the Standing Rock Sioux Standoff From Turning Bloody
by Mark TrahantSep 08, 2016
- The Nixon White House managed three Indian occupations. There are lessons for President Obama there—if he would just pay attention.
6 Ways We’re Already Leading an Economic Revolution
by Gar AlperovitzSep 07, 2016
- From the “buy local” movement to public banking, we’re well on our way to a more democratic, cooperative, and people-centered economy.
Can Zoos Teach Us To Be Better Humans?
by David KortenSep 07, 2016
- If we can recognize our destruction of other animals’ habitats, perhaps we can recognize our destruction of all the living systems on which we depend.
In Detroit, Freedom Schools Offer an Alternative to City’s Struggling Education System
by Zenobia JeffriesSep 06, 2016
- As Detroit’s public schools fight to stay afloat, Black families turn to a civil rights-era approach to education.
Threat of Salmon Extinction Turns Small Tribe Into Climate Researchers
by Nathan GillesSep 06, 2016
- As glaciers disappear, fish are expected to follow. But the Nooksack tribe of Washington state has a plan to keep nearby rivers and streams cool.
I Took a Side Job Selling Cherries at Pike Place—And Now Love the Farming World
by Fan KongSep 05, 2016
- There is a profound sense of community born from the gathering of people and the exchange of goods at a market.