People Power

Wildlife Right of Way
by Sarah Kuck
Big mammals shouldn't be a casualty of modern society. They could make a comeback—if we give them what they need most: room to roam.
Vermont’s Bill: Is it Single-Payer Health Care?
by Ida Hellander, MD
A question and answer session with Dr. Ida Hellander helps demystify Vermont's new health care bill.
A Student Uprising in Arizona
by Jeff Biggers
In Tucson, lawmakers want to cut ethnic studies programs. But they'll have to unchain these students first.
The Refugee Child Photographers
by V. Noah Gimbel
How photography training and disposable cameras are giving young Palestinian refugees something new—a voice.
How to Fight Fracking and Win
What started as one couple's fight against gas drilling in their local park grew into a campaign to save more than 700,000 acres of Pennsylvania forest.
Power Shift: How the Youth Climate Movement is Changing the Game
by Sarah van Gelder
In the fight for the climate, students are leading the way— Sarah van Gelder interviews Jessy Tolkan at Power Shift 2011.
The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill
by Nick Buxton
A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation's economy and society.
Don’t Get Fooled Again: Writing Our Own Economic Future
by Sarah Byrnes
My neighbors and I know we can't go back to the old economy. But what can we do to build a new one?
A Message from the Gulf: It’s Not Over
by Cherri Foytlin
A year after the BP oil spill, Cherri Foytlin walked 1,243 miles to send a message: this disaster is far from over.
Immigrant Youth Movement Takes a Civil Rights Lesson
by Daniel Altschuler
How young immigrant activists are learning from the the civil rights campaigners who came before them.
Tim DeChristopher: The Climate Movement Needs to Step It Up
Speaking at Power Shift 2011, activist Tim DeChristopher says it's high time the environmental movement stop just making statements—and start taking a stand.
The World of Our Dreams
by David Korten
I find hope in the fact that for all our wondrous differences, at the core we humans all want most of the same things. Fortunately, what we want aligns with where we need to go.
What If Your President’s Just Not That Into You?
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: Because reality reality trumps political reality, we need Obama to show strong climate leadership now.
Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"
by Chuck Collins
Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.
What’s So Special About Humans?
by James Trimarco
We take for granted that humans have rights. Courts say corporations do, too. Now, there’s growing interest in rights for Nature and animals.