All it takes is a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens.
People We Love :: Matthew LaClair
by Noah Grantposted Oct 31, 2008
- When his 11th-grade history teacher told the class that they would go to hell if they rejected God's salvation, Matthew LaClair thought the remarks crossed a line.
Signs of Life :: Iraq's Nonviolence Activism
by Kristin Carlsenposted Oct 31, 2008
- More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in a Week of Nonviolence, aimed at reducing violence in the January 2009 provincial elections.
Having a Voice Makes People Happy
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Oct 31, 2008
- Most human beings are not couch potatoes and whiners. We are doers and creators. In fact, humans need to 'make a dent.'
Social Change not Climate Change
by Juliette Beckposted Aug 14, 2008
- Activists and communities in the United Kingdom—where over two hundred years ago, the first lumps of coal were burnt to power the industrial revolution—are igniting a historic revolution of their own. Last week, over 1500 people from all walks of life converged in the Kent countryside, just one-hour southeast of London by train, to rally against climate change in a demonstration of collective, sustainable living and creative direct action.
First Anniversary of the U.S. Social Forum
by Alice Lovelaceposted Aug 14, 2008
- Just over a year ago on June 27 to July 1, 2007, on a hot Atlanta summer week, we were making history at the first-ever US Social Forum (USSF)! We brought together more than 12,000 people from 64 countries and diverse sectors from all over the U.S. and various Indigenous Nations to declare that “Another World is Possible” and that “Another US is Necessary!”
People We Love :: Bill Moyer
by Stephen Silhaposted Jul 30, 2008
- Bill Moyer founded the Backbone Campaign to call on political leaders to take a stand.
Signs of Life :: Foreign Policy
posted Jul 30, 2008
- Activists and political leaders across the country are saying “no” to U.S. military action against Iran and demanding that the U.S. government pursue real diplomacy.
The Battle for Reality
by David Solnitposted Jul 30, 2008
- David Solnit was one of the Direct Action Network organizers for the 1999 WTO demonstrations in Seattle. He looks at what really happened in Seattle, what politicians and the mainstream media have done with the story, and what difference the new movie "Battle in Seattle" might make to public thinking about the 1999 demonstrations.
Tools For a Populist Uprising
by Noah Grant, Layla Aslaniposted Jul 30, 2008
- Practical steps for bridging the political divide. Organizing, building trust, taking direct action—this feature shows you how to get media attention, build a coalition, organize online, and reach out and communicate.
Seeing Red, Feeling Blue in Purple America
by David Sirotaposted Jul 29, 2008
- Americans are under increasing economic pressure, and many feel powerless to do anything about it. David Sirota travels coast to coast and finds the people who know the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction--and are joining a populist uprising to turn it around
This Brave Nation Series:
posted Jun 23, 2008
- A remarkable series co-produced by The Nation magazine and Brave New Foundation, which brings together inspiring activists from different movements and generations, to discuss their ideas, ideals, and approaches to changing the world.
From the Publisher :: America Can Change
by Fran Kortenposted May 22, 2008
- With enough citizen understanding and action, America can change. Were you one of the millions deeply moved by Barack Obama’s March 18 speech from Philadelphia? He supported his optimism with a fierce faith in this country, saying “What we know, what we have seen, is that America can change—that is the true genius of this nation.”
The Way to a Just Foreign Policy
by John Fefferposted May 22, 2008
- It’s time to leave behind old ideas of superpowers. A changing world brings new opportunities for peace and the chance to join a community of nations.
Students Against Sweatshops
posted May 19, 2008
Audio: Swim Against the Current
by Jim Hightowerposted Apr 30, 2008
- Listen to Jim Hightower read an excerpt of Chapter 14 of his book Swim Against the Current.