People Power

Real Family Values
by Sarah van Gelder
9 progressive policies to support our families.
Slavery Goes Public
by Christa Hillstrom
Are the products you buy tainted by slavery and child labor? A new California law can help you find out.
51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution
by Jay Walljasper
What you can do, alone and with others, to share life.
A Big Surprise for Chevron
Hours before the oil giant released its new ad campaign, the Yes Men released their own version.
Foreclosuregate: Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks?
by Ellen Brown
If risky behavior by big finance threatens economic stability, the financial reform bill allows regulators to break up big banks.
The Small Business Case for Ending Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
by Chuck Collins
Small business owners, often used as a prop by anti-tax lobbyists, say letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire is a good business decision.
Making Sense of the Foreclosure Mess
by Doug Pibel
Why are mortgage holders suspending foreclosures? And what will happen to homeowners?
Making Peace with the Sword Verse
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.
Bigger and More Beautiful than Ever Before
Photo essay: Scenes from the 10/10/10 Global Work Party.
Powerful Learning Grows in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward
by David Ferris
Our School at Blair Grocery meets crises with open eyes, humble hearts, and social entrepreneurship.
10 Ways to Celebrate 10/10/10
At over 7,000 events in 188 countries, people will be getting to work to stop catastrophic climate change—and calling on their leaders to do the same. Here are 10 ideas from for planning your own climate work party.
Standing Up for Democracy in Ecuador
by Laura Carlsen
The Correa government is a progressive leader in Latin America.
How We Brought Down a Dictator
by Bryan Farrell, Eric Stoner
10 years later: A conversation with Srdja Popovic, a leader in the the nonviolent overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic.
One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War
by Phyllis Bennis
At the historic One Nation Working Together march, activists made the connection between unemployment and our outsize military budget.
In Kenya, Farmers Grow Their Own Way
by Heather Day, Travis English
Thousands of grassroots, African-led efforts are building locally rooted alternatives to the chemical agriculture promoted by the Gates Foundation and Monsanto.