Why Would Police Arrest a Woman for Biking to Work?
by YES! StaffOct 20, 2016
- Overwhelmed by the expenses of driving, this single mom became a bike commuter so she could keep her job and support her family. Then things got weird.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David KortenOct 19, 2016
- The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
What If Twitter Were Owned by the Users Who Love It
by WeAreTwitterOct 19, 2016
- The #WeAreTwitter movement wants users to buy Twitter as co-owners and show Wall Street how a business should be run.
Labor Leaders Support the Dakota Access Pipeline—But This Native Union Member Doesn’t
by Brooke AndersonOct 18, 2016
- Some of the biggest unions have denounced the water protectors. But critical voices have been missing from the conversation: those of indigenous union members themselves.
The Next Big Thing: Job Benefits That Go Where You Go
by Chris FarrellOct 17, 2016
- We need to overhaul America’s social safety net, which was designed for a different labor market and economy.
Calling All Climate Activists: “Go Out and Get Yourself in Some Holy Trouble”
by Valerie SchloredtOct 14, 2016
- After activists launched a strike shutting off the flow of tar sands oil across the U.S. this week, a movement leader calls for more faith-based direct action.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
What? Army Corps Suddenly Decides Coal Trains Won’t Harm Salmon-Filled Columbia River
by Mark TrahantOct 14, 2016
- The next Standing Rock is the Longview Millennium coal export facility. Water protectors know coal dust is like a pipeline accident that happens daily.
For Those Who Don’t Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils
by Peter WhiteOct 13, 2016
- Ranked-choice voting is catching on, and Maine might become the first state to help citizens vote for candidates they actually want.
Trump’s Fake Critique of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers
by Jonathan RosenblumOct 13, 2016
- We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors
by Sarah van GelderOct 12, 2016
- Four reasons communities all over the country are winning against the powerful and extremely wealthy fossil fuel industry.
“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
by Sylvia A. HarveyOct 11, 2016
- What today’s workers can learn from day laborers and domestic workers about job security, health benefits, and retirement.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza BaylessOct 11, 2016
- Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil
by Stephen MillerOct 10, 2016
- For years, Congress has been pressed to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Will today’s Indigenous-led climate movements finally seal the deal?
The Secret Strength of Standing Rock
by Michael J. DaxOct 10, 2016
- Natives and non-Native water protectors have found room in this movement for their passions, from traditional wisdom to direct action against fossil fuels.