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PEOPLE POWER

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

Chimamanda Adichie on Why Stories Matter Chimamanda Adichie on Why Stories Matter
In this video of her speech, Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the dangers of hearing only a single story about a person or place, and how stories can be used to empower and humanize people rather than to divide and emphasize differences.
Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle
by Jessy Tolkan
Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.
Appalachia Fights for a Green Future Appalachia Fights for a Green Future
by Bob Kincaid
Appalachian residents are calling on environmental protection agencies to stand up to mountaintop removal.
The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen
by Nick Engelfried
This fall, youth around the world demonstrated their determination to stop catastrophic climate change. In Copenhagen, they're pushing their leaders to do the same.
Fast for Climate Justice Fast for Climate Justice
by Anna Keenan
Now a month into their hunger strike, activists are hoping for serious commitment from the delegates in Copenhagen.
N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis
On November 30, the 10th anniversary of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, activists call for urgent action on the global climate crisis.
No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology
by David Bollier
Did you think most clean energy technology is locked up by patent holders? The Global Innovation Commons lists thousands of energy-saving technologies already in the public domain.
Behind the Scenes of Seattle Behind the Scenes of Seattle
by Susan Gleason
WTO+10: An in-depth interview with Alli Chagi-Starr, a key organizer of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
Using the Clean Air Act to Cap Carbon Using the Clean Air Act to Cap Carbon
Two environmental groups petitioned the EPA to use the Clean Air Act to cap carbon dioxide at 350 parts per million.
Why We Find It So Hard to Act Against Climate Change Why We Find It So Hard to Act Against Climate Change
by George Marshall
Solving the “It’s not my problem” problem. A psychologist on what keeps us from coming to terms with the climate crisis.
The Story of Cap & Trade The Story of Cap & Trade
by Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard's newest video asks tough questions about who cap & trade really benefits—and what effect it would really have on climate change.
7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World 7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World
by Fran Korten
Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
Who's Polluting the Climate Conversation? Who's Polluting the Climate Conversation?
by James Hoggan
The money, CEOs, and Astroturf groups behind the climate deniers.
Climate Hero Kumi Naidoo Climate Hero Kumi Naidoo
by Kate Sheppard
Kumi Naidoo is building a global movement to force world leaders to adopt a binding agreement on climate change. He is executive director of Greenpeace International and has led TckTckTck, a global campaign for climate action.
Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
by Kate Sheppard
Green For All organizes minority and low-income communities to press for green jobs and mobilizes their grassroots power into a national force for an inclusive, clean-energy economy.
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