People Power

A Truly Courageous Response to Terror
by Fran Korten
What we can learn from Norway: Violence, fear, and political repression aren’t the only way to respond to a terrorist attack.
The Path to Real Prosperity
by David Korten
Step by step we can reclaim for Main Street the economic and political power that Wall Street now holds and create a world that truly works for all.
“We Can Change History”
Video: Two weeks and 1,252 arrests later—how a committed group of activists made an oil pipeline an international issue.
Living Right on the “Wrong” Side of Town
by Corbyn Hightower
When Corbyn Hightower’s financial world fell apart, a ragtag community came together to show how lively neighborhoods grow new livelihoods.
Who’s Building the Do-It-Ourselves Economy?
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
Corporations aren’t hiring, and Washington is gridlocked. Here’s how we take charge of our own livelihoods.
Jobs: What Will It Take?
by Sarah van Gelder
The middle-class way of life is in trouble. The Fall 2011 issue of YES! Magazine asks how we can build strong local economies that sustain us in challenging times.
From Disillusionment to Direct Action: A Tale on Two Continents
by Jim Shultz
From the White House lawn to the jungles of Bolivia—what happens when a president fails to live up to his environmental rhetoric?
In Photos: The People vs. the Pipeline
Photo essay: The climate justice movement gets (civilly) disobedient.

Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table
by Chuck Collins
In this time of austerity, major corporations are spending more on CEO pay and Congressional lobbying than they’re paying the IRS. How we can make them pay up.
Get Ready for No Impact Tuesday: Transportation
Burn calories, not fossil fuels: Steps to prepare for Day 3 of No Impact Week on September 20th.
Get Ready for No Impact Sunday: Consumption
Live a fuller and happier life by buying less stuff: Steps to prepare for Day 1 of No Impact Week on September 18.
Get Ready for No Impact Monday: Trash
Discover how wasting less improves your life: Steps to prepare for Day 2 of No Impact Week on September 19.
Get Ready for No Impact Friday: Water
Soak up the personal benefits of using less water: Steps to prepare for Day 6 of No Impact Week on September 23rd.
Finally! Get Ready for Your Eco-Sabbath
Take a break from everything on September 25th. Ohm shanti.
Get Ready for No Impact Saturday: Giving Back
Pay it forward. Feel the benefits of service: Steps to prepare for Day 7 of No Impact Week on September 24—Moving Planet Day!