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PEOPLE POWER

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

Freedom's Sacred Dance
by Vincent Harding, Rosemarie Freeney Harding
The Veterans of Hope Project brings together veterans of the civil rights movement with young activist to explore links between religion and social transformation.
The New Solidarity The New Solidarity
by Anthony S. Arch
the new solidarity, by Anthony S. Arch. Steelworkers and forest activists forge a new alliance.
Earth Charter
by Jan Roberts
A description of the Earth Charter document, a declaration of responsibility and interdependency.
Learning To Choose
by Raymond Roy
Roy describes the development of a victim empathy class for prisoners in Oregon and it's impact on inmates.
This Is What Democracy Looked Like
by Amber Gallup
Amber Gallup reports from the IMF/World Bank protests in Washington, DC.
Clueless In Seattle Clueless In Seattle
by Jonathan Rowe
Why were all those people in the streets? Reporters and pundits who covered the WTO recited the free-trade mantra but knew nothing of its real-world impact. Then there’s the small matter of who owns the media
What's Next After Seattle WTO Protests What's Next After Seattle WTO Protests
by Fran Korten
What to do in the post-WTO protest era.
November 30 WTO Showdown November 30 WTO Showdown
by Paul Hawken
The most dramatic confrontations took place on November 30 (N30), when thousands of protesters blocked WTO delegates from reaching the meeting. Author Paul Hawken was among them.
From the Trenches: Opening Day of the WTO Ministerial Meeting From the Trenches: Opening Day of the WTO Ministerial Meeting
by Tracy Rysavy
WTO On-Site Report, November 30, 1999 by Tracy Rysavy.
WTO Is Anti-Democratic, Anti-People, and Anti-Environment WTO Is Anti-Democratic, Anti-People, and Anti-Environment
by David C. Korten
Guest editorial on the Seattle WTO Protests, aired on KPLU, Tacoma, WA November 1999
Networking the Night Away: on the eve of the WTO Networking the Night Away: on the eve of the WTO
by Fran Korten
The Positive Futures Network's Reception on Sunday, November 28, on the eve of the World Trade Organization's meeting in Seattle.
A Perspective on 'The Battle of Seattle' A Perspective on 'The Battle of Seattle'
by Rod Arakaki
The following is part of a series of commentaries by people associated with YES! magazine and Positive Futures Network on the events unfolding in Seattle at the time of the World Trade Organization's meeting.
Notes from the Streets of Seattle Notes from the Streets of Seattle
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
The following is part of a series of commentaries by people associated with YES! magazine and Positive Futures Network on the events unfolding in Seattle at the time of the World Trade Organization's meeting.
Film Review - Cancel the Debt Now!: the Jubilee 2000 Campaign Film Review - Cancel the Debt Now!: the Jubilee 2000 Campaign
by Margaret Doyle
Whose Rules? Whose Rules?
by David Morris
The World trade Organization summit in Seattle could be a turning point in the politics of globalization. The summit was called to reduce barriers to the free, global flows of money and products. Opponents say these moves lower global labor and environmental standards and compromise local and national sovereignty. What might those who are concerned about sustainability, living standards, and community propose instead?
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