People Power

Inez Killingsworth: Fighting Foreclosures
How one outspoken resident is helping Cleveland's families keep their homes.
Robert Sapolsky: The Uniqueness of Humans
What can we learn from our similarities and differences in relation to other animals?
What If Orangutans Had Their Day In Court?
by Madeline Ostrander
Environmentalists say nature should have legally recognized rights. But what does that really mean?
Film Trailer: Countdown to Zero
An estimated 23,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world. Why that number needs to be zero.
Danny Glover: The Black Power Mixtape
Amy Goodman sits down with Danny Glover at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about his new documentary, The Black Power Mixtape.
Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic
by Van Jones
Video: How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.
The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union
by Robert Reich
The problem isn't "competitiveness"—it's inequality.
EcoTipping Points: Strategies for Shifting from Decline to Restoration
by Gerald Marten
The EcoTipping Points Project has documented more than 100 stories of environmental recovery in communities around the world. What do these success stories have in common?
Washington State Joins the Movement for Public Banking
by Ellen Brown
The legislature will consider whether to move its funds from Bank of America to a publicly owned bank that would keep the state's money working locally.
The Not-So-Neutral Net
by Jenn Ettinger
The FCC’s new rules on Net Neutrality open the Internet to corporate discrimination. But it’s not too late to preserve Internet freedom.
Citizens United?
by Brooke Jarvis
The need to get money out of politics may be the one thing Americans agree on.
Rocky Times Ahead: Are You Ready?
by Sarah Byrnes, Chuck Collins
This isn't a future you can, or should, face alone. How to make sure you don't have to.
Hope Amid Hatred
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Our polarization and anger are signs of hopelessness. What can interfaith dialogue teach us about healing our wounds and coming together?
A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal?
by Sandra Diaz
In an historic move, the EPA has vetoed a permit for mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.
Words Matter: How Media Can Build Civility or Destroy It
by Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis
The media can, as we know, promote fear, hatred, and extremism. Can they also lead us to greater civility and more productive debate?