People Power

6 Ways to Empower Others
by Starhawk
What makes a good leader? The gift of strengthening everyone else.
Deregulation Nation
Video: Why is the Occupy movement focused on bank deregulation?
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises
by Lindsay Kucera
From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
In Florida, a “People’s Plan” for Change
by Jennifer Kaye
Occupiers across the state convened for the first time to draft a legislative plan that serves the 99 percent.
Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water
by Jennifer Kaye
This PTA mom is leading the fight against toxic waste in her Texas hometown.
“Govern As If Our Future Matters”
by Lindsay Kucera
To jumpstart much-needed climate action, Alec Loorz and other teenagers are taking the federal government to court.
A Bold Win Against Big Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
How people power stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Occupy UC Davis: Whose University?
by Jennifer Kaye
How a student sit-in led to a national outcry.
Book Review: The Empowerment Manual
by Olivia Rosane
Starhawk's guide to collaborative group success.
5 Acts of Creative Disruption
by Ayla Harbin, Christa Hillstrom
Video: From mic checks in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to flash mobs at Target, expressing dissent has never been more colorful.
My Prices Are Not Too High: A Farmer Fires Back
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: Why are my prices higher than those at the supermarket? Glad you asked.
Curriculum & Resources: No History is Illegal
On February 1, 2012 Teacher Activist Groups launched a month of solidarity teach-ins in support of Tucson's Mexican American Studies (MAS) program. On the No History is Illegal website they offer a guide that includes sample lesson plans from the MAS curriculum as well as creative ideas and resources for exploring this issue with students.
Save the Shoes! A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteer Firefighter Mark Bezos reminds us that heroism starts with everyday acts of kindness.
How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.