People Power

Occupy A New Conversation
by David Korten
America is a tale of two economies: one serves Wall Street, and the other is accountable to the rest of us. Which one will we choose?
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarized Policing Is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
From his experience overseeing Seattle’s infamous crackdown on WTO protesters years ago, Norm Stamper knows exactly what police should not do.
Painting the Town Prosperous
by James Trimarco
Urban artists revive our neighborhoods and show us how to share our gifts.
Why We’re Not Afraid
by Velcrow Ripper
Video: “Our communities need us—we are all leaders.” A message for the powers that were.
After the Eviction: What’s Next for Occupy Wall Street?
by Nathan Schneider
What does the Occupy movement do when its flagship occupation is, at least for now, gone?
An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRose
The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
Protesters Win Pipeline Delay
by Brooke Jarvis
How thousands of determined protesters dragged a little-known pipeline into the national spotlight—and convinced the Obama administration to delay its approval.
Emotional Learning Brings Real Hope to Schools
by Katherine Gustafson
A little-known movement helps kids understand the connection between the brain and heart, and improve their behavior (and test scores) too.
Ten Ways the Occupy Movement Changes Everything
by Sarah van Gelder, David Korten, Steve Piersanti
Many question whether this movement can really make a difference. The truth is that it is already changing everything. Here’s how.
We Are the 1% ... And We Stand With the 99%
by Jesse Estrin
Not everyone at the top of the economic system thinks it's a fair one. Why Jesse Estrin—and many others—decided to stand with the rest of us.
The Story of Broke
Is it true that the U.S. can no longer afford to take care of its residents the way it once did? Annie Leonard takes on the "we're broke" myth in this 8-minute video.
The Great Money Migration
by Mark Engler
Just how effective was Bank Transfer Day?
An Oregon Experiment in Citizen Governance
by Tyrone Reitman
A new law that puts voters in charge of breaking through political spin could be a first step in making policy decisions that work.
Occupy Oakland, in Pictures
From rebuilding after a police raid to closing down the nation's fifth largest port, things have been busy at Occupy Oakland.
An All-Ages Music Manifesto
by Jaimee Garbacik
Book Review: How all-ages music venues keep the arts alive, build community, and give young people experience in organizing.