People Power

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
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
Video: A twenty-year fight between a small Alaska town and one of the largest oil companies shows the resilience of communities.
A Village Called Versailles
Video: In the wake of recovering from Hurricane Katrina, Vietnamese residents discover the power of community in fighting against a toxic landfill being built two miles from their village.
In Massachusetts, A Victory for Fair Elections
by Rob Richie
The Bay State is the latest to sign on to a simple strategy to make sure that every vote counts.
3 Steps Toward a Politics of Global Warming
by Bill McKibben
Making nice doesn't work. It's time to try something else.
In Arizona, A Human Rights Summer
by Jordan Flaherty
Arizona's notorious immigration law is now in effect—but so are strategies for resistance.
Why the Fight for the Gulf is Also in Borneo
by Jamie Henn
A proposed coal plant in Malaysia is provoking an international outcry.
The BP Oil Spill: Time to Get Unreasonable
by Brooke Jarvis
Shrimper Diane Wilson might be going to jail for her high-profile protests against BP. Why is she so sure it’s worth it?
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
by Brooke Jarvis
A prank website is bringing France's colonial crimes into the spotlight.
We Are Many: Chris Jordan Captures Our Blessed Unrest
A striking depiction of one million organizations working for a better world.
Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes
by Elizabeth DiNovella
The successful campaign to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York is cause for celebration at 2010 US Social Forum.
Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism
by Mark Engler
The US Social Forum in Detroit thrives in smaller moments, free of grand pretense.