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Grassroots Power

All it takes is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.

Rocking The Cynical World Rocking The Cynical World
by Madeline Ostrander
Why iconic political singer-songwriter Billy Bragg confronts fascists, Tea Parties, Glenn Beck–and his own fans.
Advice for Water Warriors Advice for Water Warriors
by Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow on how to move the water justice movement forward.
Billy Bragg Live Billy Bragg Live
Video: Billy Bragg performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” and “A Reckoning.”
Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility
by David Korten
This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.
Organizing in the Internet Age Organizing in the Internet Age
by Mark Engler
How online activism can help us understand how real change is made.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
French Revolutions French Revolutions
by Rick Wolff
In France, the government’s response to the economic crisis has sparked massive protests. What do they mean for the U.S.?
Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before
Photo essay: Scenes from the 10/10/10 Global Work Party.
10 Ways to Celebrate 10/10/10 10 Ways to Celebrate 10/10/10
by 350.org
At over 7,000 events in 188 countries, people will be getting to work to stop catastrophic climate change—and calling on their leaders to do the same. Here are 10 ideas from 350.org for planning your own climate work party.
Lessons From Nature Continue Lessons From Nature Continue
by Tiffany Ran
Counselor Larry Davies turned to nature to help teach and heal troubles Washington high school students. Twelve years later, he's helping Floridians become better environmental stewards.
People We Love :: Humberto Ríos Labrada People We Love :: Humberto Ríos Labrada
by Kelly Shea
Helping farmers restore biodiversity in Cuba
Canada Extends Conservation Area to Seafloor Canada Extends Conservation Area to Seafloor
by Kristin Kolb
Victory in the 25-year struggle to protect the "Galapagos of the North"–from mountain tops to the bottom of the sea.
We Need Your Ideas: A Call for Direct Action in the Climate Movement We Need Your Ideas: A Call for Direct Action in the Climate Movement
by Bill McKibben, Phil Radford, Becky Tarbotton
An open letter from the Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace USA, and 350.org: What will it take to finally get serious about climate change?
Framing For Change: How We Tell Our Story Matters Framing For Change: How We Tell Our Story Matters
by Doyle Canning, Patrick Reinsborough
How we tell the story of a better world matters—and the best way is to live the alternatives we advocate.
Black Wave Black Wave
Video: A twenty-year fight between a small Alaska town and one of the largest oil companies shows the resilience of communities.
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