People Power

Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelder
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party
by Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifert
Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.
How Voter Suppression Could Swing the Election
by Greg Palast
It won’t be easy to protect our votes from being sidelined and stolen this year, but here are a few simple things we can do.
Fare Play: Transit Rights Are Civil Rights for L.A.’s Bus Riders
by Eric Mann
Is access to bus service a civil rights issue? These Los Angeles riders think so—and they're taking it to the White House.
For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe
by Winona LaDuke
The site of Pe’ Sla has been privately owned since 1876, but indigenous people have always been free to worship there. All that could change on August 25, when the land is set to be auctioned off.
A Walk to Heal the Tar Sands
by Kristin Moe
Take an 8-mile trek with indigenous groups through one of the world's largest ecological dead zones, and you might find something lifegiving.
Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies
by Hillary Lehr
Who’s lining the pocket of your representatives? Here’s a tool you can use to find out.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Korten
Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline Ostrander
The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
5 Good Ideas from Occupy’s National Gathering
by James Trimarco
Occupiers used the National Gathering to trade ideas about what was working and what wasn’t. The 5 ideas profiled below show a movement determined to adapt and stay vibrant.
A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steel
The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Berg
Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
Occupy Los Angeles Blends Art & Activism
by James Trimarco
The writing’s on the wall—literally. Occupiers in L.A. take to a new medium and spread words of protest with chalk.