People Power

Thank You, Egypt
by Adrienne Maree Brown
An American organizer on Egypt's lessons in people power.
In Egypt, Something Rare and Remarkable
by Katherine Gustafson
From Cairo, a first-person account of the way Egyptians supported and protected one another during the historic protests that led to the departure of President Hosni Mubarak.
4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence
by Benjamin Van Houten
The nation is grieving after yet another fatal mass shooting. Aren't there ways to curb this ongoing national tragedy?
The UK’s Progressive Tea Party
by Johann Hari
Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 inspired ordinary people to take on corporate tax evaders. The name of this parallel universe is Britain.
Good Debt, Bad Debt
by David Korten
Is using debt to create money a bad idea? It depends on where the money goes.
A Better Approach to Health Care
by Margaret Flowers, MD
As the current health law comes under attack and our national deficit continues to grow, single-payer plans are gaining more and more interest.
Revolution Doesn't Happen Overnight
by Stephen Zunes
Those who were expecting a quick victory in Egypt are no doubt disappointed, but successful People Power movements of recent decades have usually been protracted struggles.
Changing with the Climate
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
by Allen D. Kanner
Municipalities across the country are passing ordinances reclaiming their citizens' rights from corporate interests.
5 Ways to Help Your Community Go Local
by Jeff Milchen
Buy Independent and Buy Local campaigns have a big effect, according to a new survey of independent businesses. Here's how you can reap the benefits for your local economy.
Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.
Egypt: Lessons in Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?
Money From Nothing?
by David Korten
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Inez Killingsworth: Fighting Foreclosures
How one outspoken resident is helping Cleveland's families keep their homes.
Robert Sapolsky: The Uniqueness of Humans
What can we learn from our similarities and differences in relation to other animals?