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Grassroots Power

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

Chicago Ward Tries Citizen Budgeting Chicago Ward Tries Citizen Budgeting
by Jeff Raderstrong
In a city with a history of corruption and lack of transparency, one elected official is restoring meaning to the term “public funds.”
After Copenhagen: How Can We Move Forward? After Copenhagen: How Can We Move Forward?
by Tom Athanasiou
Copenhagen brought poor nations and grassroots groups into partnership. Our chances of preventing climate catastrophe now rest on the ability of this new alliance to communicate to the world’s richest and most powerful peoples that the emissions emergency is, above all things, a crisis of justice.
Lessons from Howard Zinn Lessons from Howard Zinn
by Anthony Arnove
The late historian and activist lived a life of struggle—and enjoyed it to its fullest.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell :: Film Trailer Pray the Devil Back to Hell :: Film Trailer
In the face of the civil wars wrecking their country, a small group of courageous Liberian women banded together to advocate peace.
On the Road to Detroit: How to Get to the U.S. Social Forum 2010 On the Road to Detroit: How to Get to the U.S. Social Forum 2010
Are you thinking about going to the U.S. Social Forum this year? Here are some tips on how to get there.
Fighting Like Hell Fighting Like Hell
by Beverly Bell
Haiti has a long history of exploitation, but an equally long history of powerful resistance.
Resource Guide for a Multiracial America Resource Guide for a Multiracial America
by Berit Anderson
Here are some groups, campaigns, media sources and organizations to help you learn more about the multiracial experience and growing movements across the country. Pick one (or 10) that interest you and get involved yourself!
A Victory for Haiti A Victory for Haiti
by Hayley Hathaway
How an international, grassroots mobilization helped spur the G7's decision to cancel Haiti's onerous foreign debt.
Making Peace in South Asia: The Role of Citizens' Diplomacy Making Peace in South Asia: The Role of Citizens' Diplomacy
by Zia Mian
Tired of waiting for their governments to act, Indians and Pakistanis are uniting to find common ground and pathways to peace.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
We're Not Done Yet We're Not Done Yet
Video: Copenhagen may have been an official failure, but for a new generation of climate activists, it was transformative.
Turning Back the Doomsday Clock Turning Back the Doomsday Clock
by Joe Copeland
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is at a turning point when it comes to tackling nuclear war and climate change, "the two gravest threats to civilization."
The Power of Nonviolent Movements The Power of Nonviolent Movements
by Bryan Farrell
Anti-nuclear activist Jonathan Schell offers motivation and tactical advice to the new generation of climate activists.
Obama Needs Our Help Obama Needs Our Help
by Jonathan Rowe
Jonathan Rowe: With presidents constrained by forces we can’t even see, the story of presidential achievement is in large measure the story of the movements that make action possible.
What You Can Do to Help Haiti What You Can Do to Help Haiti
by Sarah van Gelder
The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
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