People Power

U.S. Cities Issue IDs to Protect Undocumented Immigrants
by Liz Brazile
A growing number of communities have implemented municipal identification programs, and not just in politically progressive areas.
What All That Noise Is Doing to Your Health
by Corinne Asturias
Our mental and physical well-being suffer from the sonic overload of modern life.
Families of Interned Japanese Americans See Parallels to Detentions at Border
by Glenn Nelson
Debates over confining migrant parents and children stir activism in a new generation of Japanese Americans.
Resisting the Power Structures That Keep Colonialism Alive
by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
We must look at the roots of capitalism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and anti-Blackness to leave settler colonialism in the past.
To Combat Gentrification, One City Is Changing How Homes Are Bought and Sold
by Lornet Turnbull
The city of Buffalo is supporting its first community land trust, designed to give neighbors control over land use and to keep housing affordable.
How One Woman Stood Up to Border Patrol When They Boarded Her Greyhound Bus
by Yvette Montoya
She was loud and made sure everyone knew that what was happening was illegal.
Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change
by Korsha Wilson
Preparing food—and letting others in our communities cook for us—is how we become good citizens who engage with the communities around us.
Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production
by Isabelle Morrison
Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines.
15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault on Immigrant Families
by Arun Gupta
Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.
Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday
by Tasha Williams
The 152-year-old tradition launched by formerly enslaved people has emerged as a celebration of freedom.
An Unusual Way to Rescue a City From Blight—Bees
by J. Gabriel Ware
As the city removes thousands of blighted properties, this couple saw an opportunity to support a cooperative economy.
4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism
by Alaina Leary
Here’s how to use different platforms to spread awareness and get other people excited about your cause.
Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
by Abaki Beck
More than a century ago, the last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away. Now this school is working to revive the language.
Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?
by Michael S. Jaffee
Not many things matter more to our health than a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting one.
How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
by Terri Hansen
“Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it."