Joel Bleifuss

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Politics
February 22, 2024

The Organizers Forging a Rural Action Plan for 2024

‘We need to make sure that rural leadership has a seat at the table’

Agriculture
November 27, 2023

Building Movements for Food and Racial Justice Through Organic Farming

For Iriel Edwards, a decision to take up farming in Louisiana was fueled by a desire to connect to the deep ecological knowledge of her ancestors

Barn Raisers
October 1, 2023

Jon Council: An Appalachian Carpenter Organizing Across Political Divides

“Everyone needs to be able to turn on the tap and have clean water in their home”

Politics
August 16, 2023

Hans Breitenmoser: Dairy Farmer for Fair Maps

“Wisconsin is so severely gerrymandered that you can't even hardly think straight.”

Culture
June 2, 2023

How Two Iowa Librarians Are Standing Up for Readers

Rural libraries build community and push back against censorship

Politics
May 26, 2023

When Moms for Liberty Cancelled a School Librarian’s Mother’s Day Lesson, Concerned Parents Fought Back

Here is what they said at the Hamilton County, Tennessee, school board meeting