People Power

A Paradise Built in Hell
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit's latest book explores communities that rise to the challenge of disaster.
Restoring Biodiversity in Cuba
Video: Learning from one another, scientists and farmers are working together to fix the agricultural system in Cuba.
L.A. Eco-Village
Video: Urban ecovillages work to strengthen communities and bring neighbors, art, and environmental action together.
Banksy Street Art
Photo Essay: British street artist, Banksy, makes his mark in New Orleans.
The People Speak
The movie brings our nation's history to life, highlighting the importance of political movements and resistance.
Black Wave
Video: A twenty-year fight between a small Alaska town and one of the largest oil companies shows the resilience of communities.
A Village Called Versailles
Video: In the wake of recovering from Hurricane Katrina, Vietnamese residents discover the power of community in fighting against a toxic landfill being built two miles from their village.
Tab Benoit: Voice of the Wetlands
Video: From up in the air, activist Tab Benoit bears witness to the coastal erosion and loss of wetlands in southern Louisiana.
Unlikely Alliances in Fight for Sacred Lands
by Tess Thackara
Major shareholders are joining the Dongria Kondh tribe's fight to protect their homeland from mining by Vedanta Resources.
Rejecting Arizona: States Say No to Anti-Immigrant Bills
by Suman Raghunathan
Despite the hype, states are finding lots of reasons not to follow in Arizona's footsteps.
In Massachusetts, A Victory for Fair Elections
by Rob Richie
The Bay State is the latest to sign on to a simple strategy to make sure that every vote counts.
3 Steps Toward a Politics of Global Warming
by Bill McKibben
Making nice doesn't work. It's time to try something else.
Pete Seeger: Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In
As Willie Nelson taught us, you just can’t play a sad song on a banjo. Folk legend Pete Seeger unveils his newest protest song.
Main Street Businesses Take on Corporate Tax Havens
by Chuck Collins
Small businesses have decided they’re done picking up the slack when Wall Street dodges taxes.
At Last, a Human Right to Water
by Daniel Moss
Good news for thirsty people around the globe: The UN affirms the right to safe and clean drinking water.