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PEOPLE POWER

How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

Kumi Naidoo on How We'll Win at Copenhagen Kumi Naidoo on How We'll Win at Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Forget the cynicism. The activists who made Copenhagen possible are ramping up the pressure for a strong and binding deal on climate change.
350 Day of Action 350 Day of Action
350 might be the most important number in the world—which is why people around the world are finding powerful ways to make that number known.
How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Talking about climate change may be one of the most revolutionary things you can do. But how do you strike up your own Copenhagen conversations—and what do you say once you do?
We Hold the Key to Copenhagen We Hold the Key to Copenhagen
by Sarah van Gelder
"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.
Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
 Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm

by Grace Lee Boggs
I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
Video: Youth Activists Crash Live Climate Denier Webcast
by Brooke Jarvis
A group of young activists took over the stage, telling Americans for Prosperity that real prosperity comes from clean energy.
Chimamanda Adichie on Why Stories Matter Chimamanda Adichie on Why Stories Matter
In this video of her speech, Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the dangers of hearing only a single story about a person or place, and how stories can be used to empower and humanize people rather than to divide and emphasize differences.
Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle
by Jessy Tolkan
Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.
Appalachia Fights for a Green Future Appalachia Fights for a Green Future
by Bob Kincaid
Appalachian residents are calling on environmental protection agencies to stand up to mountaintop removal.
The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen
by Nick Engelfried
This fall, youth around the world demonstrated their determination to stop catastrophic climate change. In Copenhagen, they're pushing their leaders to do the same.
Fast for Climate Justice Fast for Climate Justice
by Anna Keenan
Now a month into their hunger strike, activists are hoping for serious commitment from the delegates in Copenhagen.
N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis
On November 30, the 10th anniversary of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, activists call for urgent action on the global climate crisis.
No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology
by David Bollier
Did you think most clean energy technology is locked up by patent holders? The Global Innovation Commons lists thousands of energy-saving technologies already in the public domain.
Behind the Scenes of Seattle Behind the Scenes of Seattle
by Susan Gleason
WTO+10: An in-depth interview with Alli Chagi-Starr, a key organizer of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
Using the Clean Air Act to Cap Carbon Using the Clean Air Act to Cap Carbon
Two environmental groups petitioned the EPA to use the Clean Air Act to cap carbon dioxide at 350 parts per million.
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