People Power

Organizing in the Internet Age
by Mark Engler
How online activism can help us understand how real change is made.
Signs of Sanity (and/or Fear)
The best sights and signs from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Time for a New Theory of Money
by Ellen Brown
When we recognize that money is simply credit, we can unleash it as a powerful tool for our communities.
Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day
by Sarah van Gelder
Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.
Pennsylvania Township Declares Freedom from Fracking
by Mari Margil, Ben Price
Licking, Pennsylvania defies state law by banning corporations from dumping fracking wastewater.
French Revolutions
by Rick Wolff
In France, the government’s response to the economic crisis has sparked massive protests. What do they mean for the U.S.?
Real Family Values
by Sarah van Gelder
9 progressive policies to support our families.
Slavery Goes Public
by Christa Hillstrom
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution
by Jay Walljasper
What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.
A Big Surprise for Chevron
Hours before the oil giant released its new ad campaign, the Yes Men released their own version.
Foreclosuregate: Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks?
by Ellen Brown
If risky behavior by big finance threatens economic stability, the financial reform bill allows regulators to break up big banks.
The Small Business Case for Ending Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
by Chuck Collins
Small business owners, often used as a prop by anti-tax lobbyists, say letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire is a good business decision.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibel
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
Making Peace with the Sword Verse
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.