People Power

Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?
by David Korten
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?
The Social Cure: How Peer Pressure Creates Change
by Bryan Farrell
From fighting AIDS to overthrowing dictators, how grassroots groups are making activism cool.
Van Jones: Now is the Time to Protect the American Dream
Video: "It's time for the deep patriots to stand up to the cheap patriots." Van Jones' address to Netroots Nation 2011.
Communities Push Back on Fracking
by James Trimarco
Gaining ground in the fight against controversial natural gas extraction.
Closing Down Coal Plants
by Sarah Kuck
Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.
Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans
by Oliver Lazenby
With nine million multiracial Americans, the nation has come a long way.
Preventing Sexual Assault
by Selena Shen
Freedom from harassment is part of students' right to an equal education.
Signs of Life: Summer 2011
Small stories about big change.
Community Radio Powers Up
by Oliver Lazenby
A long-fought-for bill will add diversity to the dial and win back broadcast access for communities.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellinger
Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Mapping Uncharted Economic Waters
by David Korten
We're trying to fix a failed economic system with the same thinking that caused the failure. We can make different choices and we must prepare ourselves to do so.
No More Budget Cuts Without Tax Fairness
by Chuck Collins
10 years on, the Bush tax cuts are a disaster—and we're contemplating more tax breaks for the wealthy. How can we stop the madness?
Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gaines
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.