People Power

Vermont Votes to Overturn Citizens United
by Brooke Jarvis
From town meetings to the state legislature, Vermont is sending a strong message on corporate involvement in politics.
Thousands Give Up Carbon for Lent
by Catherine Woodiwiss
In the season of reflection, Christians around the world are focusing on being better stewards of creation.
Occupy Sends In the Clowns
Meet the + Brigades, an Occupy effort to bring more innovation to the art of nonviolent protest.
How to Cover Everyone: Vermont’s Single-Payer Success
by Amy Gluckman
The state’s progressive health care model has already bolstered campaigns in more than 20 other places.
Nurses Fight for a Dose of Tax Justice
by Sarah Anderson
Before there was Occupy, thousands of nurses were already taking on Wall Street to demand a financial transaction tax.
Our Co-Owned Future
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: From health care to jobs to community development, why the future will be cooperative.
America the Possible: A Manifesto
by Gus Speth
It’s not too late to build an American Dream that lives up to our highest ideals.
Occupy Takes On ALEC
by Brooke Jarvis
Occupy’s latest target: corporations that write their agendas into state laws.
The Undead Pipeline Returns
by Madeline Ostrander
The Keystone XL pipeline is back, sort of. But will its promoters’ tactics cause a property rights backlash?
Fracking Bans that Can Stand
by Maura Stephens
In New York, judges are standing up for communities’ rights to say no to corporate drilling.
Now, Let’s Occupy the Ballot
by Van Jones
During election season, all eyes turn to politics. How do we ensure that the interests of the 99 percent are represented in the halls of power?
Change Now, Vote Later
by Nathan Schneider
Political answers will come when we build a network of solidarity and action that pushes on all fronts for a true democracy.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
Is It Time to Occupy the Commons?
by Alexa Bradley
A report from the Occupy Wall Street Forum on the Commons.
Just Label It: Let Us Know It’s GMO
Because wouldn’t it be nice if they had to tell you what’s in your food?