People Power

The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia's historic grassroots victory against Bechtel is a reminder of the power of protest—as well as the importance of less romantic work.
Citizens United: People Strike Back
by Riki Ott, David Cobb
How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.
Let's See Ourselves
by Gustavo Esteva with Juliette Beck
The fight against climate change has begun to reflect the colonial, top-down worldview that contributed to the problem in the first place. Mexican activist and storyteller Gustavo Esteva on a new vision—one that is radically bottom-up.
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh.
5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes
by Chuck Collins
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care
by Ken Fabert
When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
With support from across the political spectrum—and historic leadership from President Obama—we are at a tipping point in the struggle for nuclear abolition.
Move Your Money and Save
by Stacy Mitchell
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Climate Game Changer
by Sarah van Gelder
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
A $67 Billion Victory for Students
by David Bollier
The student loan program was socializing risks and privatizing profits. New legislation will let students skip the corporate middlemen.
Gaviotas: Village of Hope
by Seth Biderman, Christian Casillas
Two activists discover the secrets of a Colombian community’s success—surprise and imagination.
350.org: Getting to Work in 2010
With a weak climate "agreement" coming out of Copenhagen, the 350.org campaign urges citizens to get to work in 2010—whether politicians are on board or not.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.
In America: Getting Beyond the Hate
by Sarah van Gelder
Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.