People Power

Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?
by Sarah van Gelder
It took a while, but protests in Wisconsin show that poor and middle class Americans are ready to push back against the policies and cuts that hurt them most. Madison may be only the beginning.
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.
A Real-Market Alternative
by David Korten
Our current economic choice is not between capitalism and communism. It is between locally accountable Main Street markets and Wall Street central planning by predatory global financiers.
Colin Beavan: Advice From an Accidental Activist
by Colin Beavan
How a regular guy found some super power.
No Impact Week Photo Awards
Food, energy, giving back, and more: The winning entries from January's No Impact Week participants.
Lentils and Justice for All
by Christa Hillstrom
It all begins with food: How to restore the health and wealth of inner-city communities.
This Motown Singer Turned His Wild Mustang Ranch Into a Summer Camp for Baltimore Kids
by Valerie Williams
How a Motown veteran is using his passion for wild horses to help at-risk children.
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.
4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence
by Benjamin Van Houten
The nation is grieving after yet another fatal mass shooting. Aren't there ways to curb this ongoing national tragedy?
The UK’s Progressive Tea Party
by Johann Hari
Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 inspired ordinary people to take on corporate tax evaders. The name of this parallel universe is Britain.
Good Debt, Bad Debt
by David Korten
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
A Better Approach to Health Care
by Margaret Flowers, MD
As the current health law comes under attack and our national deficit continues to grow, single-payer plans are gaining more and more interest.
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.