People Power

Signs of Life :: A Push for Public Health Care
by Kim Eckart
Advocates are urging President Obama to end insurance industry domination over health care. But how should the new system work?
The Singing Revolution :: Film Trailer
The extraordinary story of the non-violent path Estonia took to free itself from Soviet occupation.
Justicia Now!
Justicia Now is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest—and the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.
Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?
by Sarah van Gelder
The Summit of the Americas gave President Obama a chance to hear the hopes and fears of an entire continent. Are we, finally, stepping into a new relationship with our neighbors?
Sarah van Gelder on GRITtv
by Sarah van Gelder, Laura Flanders
YES! Magazine's executive editor and co-founder Sarah van Gelder on why we need news and also solutions.
President Obama Calls for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
by David Krieger
President Obama’s speech in Prague was a world-changing moment, a promise of unprecedented historical change on the most profoundly dangerous issue confronting not only America but the world.
YES! Recommends: Food For Everyone
by Jing Fong
Raising youth: growing food, justice, and leadership in your classroom. These articles from the Food For Everyone issue of YES! Magazine embody the possibilities when we take our health and our food into our own hands.
Signs of Life :: Elections/Campaign Finance Pledge
by Brooke Jarvis
More than 1,500 voters have pledged "not to donate to any federal candidate unless they support legislation making congressional elections citizen-funded, not special-interest funded."
How to Get Involved in Food Policy Councils
by Mark Winne
Here are seven tips for local food citizens interested in organizing food policy councils.
Call for Mass Civil Disobedience Against Coal
by Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry
This is an open letter from Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben.
Growing Power in an Urban Food Desert
by Roger Bybee
Will Allen’s farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and a taste of the delicious possibilities of farming the urban food deserts.
Update :: Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care
Americans Really Mean It: We Want Universal Health Care.
People We Love :: America Bracho
Profile of America Bracho, who fights for health care by and for the people in Orange County, California.
People We Love :: Tom Steinberg
Profile of mySociety.org founder Tom Steinberg.
Health Care By and For the People
by Sarah van Gelder
The Obama transition team is asking you to help create a new health care policy. Really. This may be more important than it sounds. The key dividing lines over how to fix our country's broken health care system are becoming clear.