People Power

Why Leaving Goldman Sachs Breaks the Rules of the Game
by Elizabeth Doty
Defector Greg Smith has been called dishonest, unprofessional, and self-serving. But what might he be telling us about how to do business responsibly?
In Small Groups and Small Towns, Opposition to Citizens United Spreads
by Sarah Byrnes
Ordinary, introverted Jennifer Robinson helped convince her town to officially oppose the Supreme Court decision. You can, too, with a little help from your friends.
Art on the Edge of Law
Who gets to break the law, and why? An exploration through art.
Bring On the Next American Revolution
by Larry Gabriel
Book Review: At 96, Grace Boggs gives us a new handbook for transformation—from victims to empowered citizens.
Occupy’s Front Line Moves to the Front Lawn
by Laura Gottesdiener
Closing down banks and holding up families, the fight against unjust foreclosures takes off.
“Social Security is Broke”—and Other Corporate Scare Tactics
by Lisa Graves
For years, corporations have been peddling myths to rally us behind their interests. Here are three things everyone “knows,” and why they're wrong.
The Story of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Tired of the privatization of everything? You’re not alone. Annie Leonard on how we can recognize and rebuild the things we all share.
Time to Rediscover Poverty
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Barbara Ehrenreich: A new and more accurate understanding of American poverty is long overdue.
Preventing the Fall of Rome
by Gar Alperovitz
Gar Alperovitz: Why transformative change to the economic system is needed and how it might be accomplished.
The Corporation
by Jing Fong
Watch a new video about an eighth grade class using The Corporation film as a discussion starter. Share with your students using free curriculum from The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education.
My Greatest Teaching Moment
by Jesse Hagopian
High school history teacher Jesse Hagopian celebrates the moment when his students started making their own history.
Special Weapons for Fighting Giants
by Robert Weissman
Revoke their charters, and other legal tools to hold corporations accountable to our laws.
Our House, In the Middle of the Bank
Video: What can you do when the bank takes away your house? Move into theirs.
Europe Bans Export of Death Penalty Drugs
by Jennifer Kaye
The EU makes a bold move towards the abolition of executions everywhere.
One Million in Wisconsin Want Recall
by Valerie Schloredt
How a grassroots coalition convinced more than a million voters to challenge their state's controversial governor.