People Power

Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power
by Sarah van Gelder
How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.
Reflections on Transforming the Food System
YES! readers respond to Madhu Suri Prakash and Wendell Berry.
Why #OccupyWallStreet Has Staying Power
by Mark Engler
How the anti-corporate protests have evolved into the populist force now sweeping the nation.
7 Smart Solutions for DIY Jobs
One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven ways communities are offering tools, training, and bright ideas to get workers started.
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
In their own words, why protesters are occupying Wall Street.
David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet
by David Korten
By the calendar it’s autumn, but for many it is the beginning of the American Spring.
Can the #Occupy Movement Be a Turning Point?
by Doyle Canning
As the Wall Street occupation continues, Boston residents are sitting in to save their homes—and providing a lesson in how to sustain the powerful spark of the #Occupy movement.
This Week, Take Back The American Dream
Watch Free Speech TV’s live coverage of the Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington D.C.
Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded
by Mark Engler
They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing?
The Resilient Library
by Cat Johnson
Even in a time when libraries are facing steep cuts, we’re using them more than ever—in more ways than ever.
Lessons from a Surprise Bike Town
by Jay Walljasper
How snowy Minneapolis beat out Portland for the title of best bike city in America.
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelder
Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
by Nathan Schneider
There’s a lot of misinformation about the occupation of Wall Street. What’s it really about?
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.
Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marlowe
How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.