People Power

Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future
by Sarah Byrnes
My neighbors and I know we can't go back to the old economy. But what can we do to build a new one?
A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over
by Cherri Foytlin
A year after the BP oil spill, Cherri Foytlin walked 1,243 miles to send a message: this disaster is far from over.
Immigrant Youth Movement Takes a Civil Rights Lesson
by Daniel Altschuler
How young immigrant activists are learning from the the civil rights campaigners who came before them.
Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up
Speaking at Power Shift 2011, activist Tim DeChristopher says it's high time the environmental movement stop just making statements—and start taking a stand.
The World of Our Dreams
by David Korten
I find hope in the fact that for all our wondrous differences, at the core we humans all want most of the same things. Fortunately, what we want aligns with where we need to go.
What If Your President’s Just Not That Into You?
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: Because reality reality trumps political reality, we need Obama to show strong climate leadership now.
Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"
by Chuck Collins
Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.
What’s So Special About Humans?
by James Trimarco
We take for granted that humans have rights. Courts say corporations do, too. Now, there’s growing interest in rights for Nature and animals.
The Moral Case for Change
by Gara LaMarche
It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.
Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
The Budget Agreement: No Occasion for Back-Patting
by Alan W. Houseman
Lawmakers are congratulating themselves for averting government shutdown—but the nation's budget for 2012 is still out of balance.
Common Stories
by Kim Eckart
Do you ride the bus? Use the library? Walk on the sidewalk? Congratulations—you're already part of the commons movement.
War Is Not Peace
by Christa Hillstrom
For decades, School of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois has argued that embracing militarism will never bring us the security we seek. But he thinks he knows what will.
Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
by Danielle Nierenberg, Mara Schecter
The resilience of our food supply is as much about the quality and diversity of our food sources as it is about how much we produce.
Answering Your Interfaith Questions
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
If compassion is taught as the heart of all religious traditions, why is it that religion seems to divide us?