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PEOPLE POWER

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

Time to Tax Financial Speculation Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Anderson
Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
A Call to Bring the World Together… A Call to Bring the World Together…
Video: Since its November 2009 launch, over 36,000 people have affirmed the Charter for Compassion, a project that sprouted from author Karen Armstrong's TED speech. Based on the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," the charter is a result of public input from 150,000 religious and secular people worldwide.
A Green and Fair Recovery A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liu
If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
First "Corporate Person" Runs for Political Office First "Corporate Person" Runs for Political Office
by Brooke Jarvis
To show how ludicrous an idea is, sometimes you have to take it seriously.
Making Peace in South Asia: The Role of Citizens' Diplomacy Making Peace in South Asia: The Role of Citizens' Diplomacy
by Zia Mian
Tired of waiting for their governments to act, Indians and Pakistanis are uniting to find common ground and pathways to peace.
The True State of the Union The True State of the Union
Friends of YES! Magazine turn the president's address into a conversation about what it will really take to build a more perfect union.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
An Invitation to Sacred Intention An Invitation to Sacred Intention
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Three friends from different faiths offer guidance for forming intentions that focus not on what we do or don't have, but on who we are.
10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics 10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics
by Fran Korten
The recent Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate spending in politics just may be the straw that breaks the plutocracy’s back.
4 Positive, Practical Steps for Responding to Citizens United 4 Positive, Practical Steps for Responding to Citizens United
by Riki Ott
How should true patriots respond to the expansion of corporate power?
We're Not Done Yet We're Not Done Yet
Video: Copenhagen may have been an official failure, but for a new generation of climate activists, it was transformative.
Whose Rights? Whose Rights?
by Thomas Linzey, Mari Margil
Pro-democracy groups are mobilizing against a Supreme Court decision that will allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for federal office.
Are Corporations People? Are Corporations People?
Video: The Supreme Court has granted private for-profit corporations the right to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns. What can citizens do to protect democracy?
Year One: How Did Obama Do on Foreign Policy? Year One: How Did Obama Do on Foreign Policy?
by John Feffer
The Obama administration banned torture and worked toward nuclear disarmament... but also escalated U.S. military operations. John Feffer gives it a C minus.
Turning Back the Doomsday Clock Turning Back the Doomsday Clock
by Joe Copeland
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is at a turning point when it comes to tackling nuclear war and climate change, "the two gravest threats to civilization."
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