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PEOPLE POWER

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

People Taking Charge: Homeless Build Community People Taking Charge: Homeless Build Community
Prestes Maia and the Downtown Housing Movement Create Homes for the Homeless in Brazil
People Taking Charge :3: PARK(ing) For a Day People Taking Charge :3: PARK(ing) For a Day
Transform public parking spaces into parks for a day, and change the streetscape.
DIY Liberation: Discussion Guide DIY Liberation: Discussion Guide
by Margit Christenson, Brooke Jarvis
This issue of YES! introduces us to people who are done waiting for a leader to come along; who are recognizing their own power to liberate the spaces where they live, work, learn, and create.
Vote Hope: Our Best Hopes for Election '08 Vote Hope: Our Best Hopes for Election '08
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change. Cheri Honkala, Lennox Yearwood, Mark Ritchie, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, and Barbara Lee.
People Power People Power
by Aimee Allison, David Solnit
It hasn't been enough to be right about the war or to be in the majority. To stop this war—and the next one—we need to reclaim our proud tradition of “people power.”
World Social Forum :: Liberated Spaces at Your Doorstep World Social Forum :: Liberated Spaces at Your Doorstep
by Lilja Otto
Since 2001, people from all corners of the globe have come to the World Social Forums (WSF) to build strategies for another world. This year, the World Social Forum is coming to them.
Pirates on the Open Airwaves Pirates on the Open Airwaves
by Brooke Jarvis
Low-power transmitters are making local radio accessible to many. Is this pirate radio or is it serving the public interest?
On Critical Mass and the First Amendment On Critical Mass and the First Amendment
by Reverend Billy
Do you need a permit to ride bicycles in New York? Critical Mass bicyclists say the First Amendment is their permit.
Being the Change: In Gandhi's Footsteps Being the Change: In Gandhi's Footsteps
by Manish Jain
Manish Jain talks about how he is trying to learn how to live his values today rather than waiting for the system to change. How can we find the courage to walk out of institutions and structures that reinforce violence, injustice and exploitation.
Dutch Traffic Calming Dutch Traffic Calming
by Jay Walljasper
Traffic calming began in the Netherlands with people putting furniture in the streets and has spread from there. An excerpt from "The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking"
It Took a Village It Took a Village
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
by Jim Brown
Jim Brown's new documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, summarizes the 80-year career of America's preeminent folk-singer.
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
Debra Harry Stands Up For Native     Knowledge Debra Harry Stands Up For Native Knowledge
Debra Harry Stands Up For Native Knowledge
Taking on Corporate Power Taking on Corporate Power
The stories in YES! Magazine's Stand Up to Corporate Power about the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up to challenge corporate dominance.
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