People Power

The Not-So-Neutral Net
by Jenn Ettinger
The FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality open the Internet to corporate discrimination. But it’s not too late to preserve Internet freedom.
Citizens United?
by Brooke Jarvis
The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.
Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?
by Sarah Byrnes, Chuck Collins
This isn't a future you can, or should, face alone. How to make sure you don't have to.
Hope Amid Hatred
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Our polarization and anger are signs of hopelessness. What can interfaith dialogue teach us about healing our wounds and coming together?
A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal?
by Sandra Diaz
In an historic move, the EPA has vetoed a permit for mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.
Words Matter: How Media Can Build Civility or Destroy It
by Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis
The media can, as we know, promote fear, hatred, and extremism. Can they also lead us to greater civility and more productive debate?
Diary of a Disaster: 6 Months in the Gulf
by Riki Ott
What it’s like to respond to an environmental and democratic crisis—and where we go from here.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 8
The first 7 days of the No Impact Experiment were as difficult as they were illuminating. Sunday's eco-sabbath was for reflecting on what it all means.
In Memory of Judy Bonds
by Robert Shetterly
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
Rewriting the “Tragedy of the Commons”
by Bill McKibben
We've been privatizing our way to disaster. It's time to chart a new course.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 7
Our No Impact Week participants make a different sort of impact: giving back.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 6
Water is life—and the challenge of using less of it really hit home. Check in with our participants on how they confronted their water footprints.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 5
You've laid off the lights and turned down the heat. How are you staying warm?
Olubunmi Blogs on No Impact Week
by Olubunmi Ishola
Olubunmi Ishola is a No Impact skeptic, but she's willing to see if the experiment can prove her wrong.
Mountain Memories: Interview with Judy Bonds
by Taylor Lee Kirkland
West Virginia activist Judy Bonds died of cancer this week. Before she died, she gave this interview about fighting to save her home from mountaintop removal coal mining.