People Power

A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van Gelder
What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
Who Really Gets Burned With Tort Reform?
by Doug Pibel
It’s not about protecting ordinary people. It’s about the profits of the people and corporations who cause injuries.
Why Leaving Goldman Sachs Breaks the Rules of the Game
by Elizabeth Doty
Defector Greg Smith has been called dishonest, unprofessional, and self-serving. But what might he be telling us about how to do business responsibly?
In Small Groups and Small Towns, Opposition to Citizens United Spreads
by Sarah Byrnes
Ordinary, introverted Jennifer Robinson helped convince her town to officially oppose the Supreme Court decision. You can, too, with a little help from your friends.
Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
Occupy’s Front Line Moves to the Front Lawn
by Laura Gottesdiener
Closing down banks and holding up families, the fight against unjust foreclosures takes off.
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
by Lisa Graves
For years, corporations have been peddling myths to rally us behind their interests. Here are three things everyone “knows,” and why they're wrong.
The Story of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Tired of the privatization of everything? You’re not alone. Annie Leonard on how we can recognize and rebuild the things we all share.
Time to Rediscover Poverty
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich: A new and more accurate understanding of American poverty is long overdue.
Preventing the Fall of Rome
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: Why transformative change to the economic system is needed and how it might be accomplished.
The Corporation
by Jing Fong
Watch a new video about an eighth grade class using The Corporation film as a discussion starter. Share with your students using free curriculum from The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education.
My Greatest Teaching Moment
by Jesse Hagopian
High school history teacher Jesse Hagopian celebrates the moment when his students started making their own history.