People Power

Dear Glenn Beck: It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Courage
by Sarah van Gelder
Glenn Beck thinks the spread of anti-corporate protests is a little too convenient. But this is what happens when ordinary people discover their power.
US Uncut: How to Do Your Own Bail-In
Advice from UK Uncut: Bringing an uncut protest to your town is easy.
Libya and Beyond: What’s Next for Democracy?
by Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis on why Libya differs from other pro-democracy uprisings in the region.
In it Together: Organizing a Common Security Club
by Sarah Byrnes
How to overcome the obstacles and cultivate a caring, supportive community group in the face of tough economic times.
We Are Wisconsin
Video: Meet the people making history in Wisconsin.
People, Power, and Public Spaces
by Jay Walljasper
What the privatization of public spaces has to do with our likelihood of taking to the streets.
Time to Reclaim the American Dream
by Van Jones
Van Jones: Why Wisconsin gives the movement for “hope and change” a second chance—and what you can do about it.
“This is a Peaceful Protest”
Video: What's it like in the Wisconsin capitol?
5 Ways You Can Fight Citizens United
by Annie Leonard, Allison Cook
The Story of Citizens United v FEC: How we the people can reclaim our democracy.
Egypt's Revolution: Behind the Scenes
Al Jazeera reports on the years of organizing that underpinned Egypt's "spontaneous" uprising.
Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison
In Madison, Wisconsin, a workers' uprising is resulting in some clever slogans.
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.