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Creative ways to get your voice heard.

51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution 51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution
by Jay Walljasper
What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.
People We Love :: Nadia Janjua People We Love :: Nadia Janjua
by Tiffany Ran
Combining Islam and the environment
Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest
Video: GLEE-inspired activism for a democracy run by human beings, not corporations.
Resilient Ideas: Sunshine On The Menu Resilient Ideas: Sunshine On The Menu
by Ari LeVeaux
Come for the food, stay for the art at New York City's first solar-powered restaurant.
Banksy Street Art Banksy Street Art
Photo Essay: British street artist, Banksy, makes his mark in New Orleans.
Pete Seeger: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In Pete Seeger: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In
As Willie Nelson taught us, you just can’t play a sad song on a banjo. Folk legend Pete Seeger unveils his newest protest song.
Stitching Up the Gulf Stitching Up the Gulf
Video: 12-year-old Sofia Aderer lost her home to Katrina. Now she's doing her best to make sure birds don't lose their lives to the BP oil spill.
Portraits of Courage: Americans Who Tell the Truth Portraits of Courage: Americans Who Tell the Truth
by Robert Shetterly
To fight his shame and cynicism, artist Robert Shetterly began painting the courageous Americans whose lives filled him with pride and hope.
France (Not) to Repay Debt to Haiti France (Not) to Repay Debt to Haiti
by Brooke Jarvis
A prank website is bringing France's colonial crimes into the spotlight.
We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest
A striking depiction of one million organizations working for a better world.
When Numbers Aren’t Enough When Numbers Aren’t Enough
by Paul Loeb
Statistics rarely get under our skin, but stories do. Paul Loeb offers advice for catalyzing social change.
“Action is the Antidote to Despair” “Action is the Antidote to Despair”
Photo essay: A photographer confronts the BP oil disaster.
Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country
by Sarah van Gelder
Actor and activist Danny Glover on how the Social Forum is strengthening people's movements.
Americans Who Tell the Truth :: David Korten Americans Who Tell the Truth :: David Korten
by Robert Shetterly
Robert Shetterly’s remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. This portrait: YES! Board Chair David Korten.
Hate Groups? Not in Our School Hate Groups? Not in Our School
When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
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