People Power

Occupy Wall Street’s Moral Ground
by Kathleen Moore
Much of the Occupy movement’s power comes from a simple moral message: It’s wrong to wreck the world. It’s wrong to wreck the health and hopes of others.
Film Review: The Last Mountain
by Ayla Harbin
Follow a group of residents-turned-activists in their efforts to save Coal River Mountain, the last one left in an area devastated by mining.
Plastic State of Mind
A video parody: Why the age-old "paper or plastic?" question shouldn't be a question at all.
Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation
by Gar Alperovitz
Beyond revolution and reform: Gar Alperovitz on how we can fundamentally transform our financial system.
EU: Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands?
by Robert Mellinger
A controversial move to prohibit oil imported from what’s been called the world’s dirtiest fuel source could be an example for the rest of us.
Occupy Oakland Calls General Strike
In the wake of police raids in Oakland and the wounding of Marine veteran Scott Olsen, Occupy Oakland is calling a general strike to shut down the city on November 2.
Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archer
This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections
by Brooke Jarvis
For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?
Graduates Get a Crash Course in Sharing
by Malcolm Harris
How new graduates are improvising when expected careers aren’t panning out.
Where Does Occupy Go From Here?
Video: #OccupyWallStreet set something in motion that will continue in ways we can't predict.
Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5. It’s not too late to join them by following these steps.
Occupy Wall Street, 1979
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Before there were hashtags, 32 years ago, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...
ThinkB4YouSpeak
by Jing Fong
GLSEN's campaign ThinkB4YouSpeak helps straight teens understand why "that's so gay" and other common slurs may be unintentional but hurtful to their Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) classmates.
Weathering Walker's Storm: Staying Positive in Wisconsin
by Jean Abreu
Jean Abreu talks candidly about Wisconsin Governor Walker's legislation, and how her school community in Wisconsin pulled together to protect what they worked so hard to create.
Occupy Wall Street
by Jing Fong
Resources from YES! Magazine and NY Times Learning Network will familiarize your students with Occupy Wall Street.