People Power

Wisconsin: Solidarity Among Workers … And Football Players
by Dave Zirin
As Wisconsin's public workers fight to keep their wages and bargaining rights, they're joined by others involved in a labor struggle: their Super Bowl champion neighbors.
Sitting In with Wendell Berry
by Jeff Biggers
An interview with Wendell Berry midway through his four-day sit-in in the Kentucky governor's office in protest of mountaintop removal coal mining.
Colin Beavan: Advice From an Accidental Activist
by Colin Beavan
How a regular guy found some super power.
Lentils and Justice for All
by Christa Hillstrom
It all begins with food: How to restore the health and wealth of inner-city communities.
Thank You, Egypt
by Adrienne Maree Brown
An American organizer on Egypt's lessons in people power.
In Egypt, Something Rare and Remarkable
by Katherine Gustafson
From Cairo, a first-person account of the way Egyptians supported and protected one another during the historic protests that led to the departure of President Hosni Mubarak.
Revolution Doesn't Happen Overnight
by Stephen Zunes
Those who were expecting a quick victory in Egypt are no doubt disappointed, but successful People Power movements of recent decades have usually been protracted struggles.
Egypt: Lessons in Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?
In Memory of Judy Bonds
by Robert Shetterly
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds
by Taylor Lee Kirkland
West Virginia activist Judy Bonds died of cancer this week. Before she died, she gave this interview about fighting to save her home from mountaintop removal coal mining.
10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2010
by Sarah van Gelder
There was plenty of disappointment and hardship this year. But the year also brought opportunities for transformation.
Cancún: Changing the Climate Conversation
by Madeline Ostrander
Seven years ago, activists in Cancún started a powerful international movement. How can climate justice advocates have the same impact?
In Mexico City, a Message for Cancún
by Laura Carlsen
Why peasant farmers in Mexico are taking the UN climate negotiations seriously.
Big Problem, Big Art
Photo essay: As climate negotiators meet in Cancun, activists the world over are reminding them of what’s at stake with some very big art.
In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy
by Sue Sturgis
A Kentucky power cooperative had plans to burn more coal. Local residents instead demanded cleaner energy and greater efficiency—and won.