People Power

#BarackTalk: The People’s Take on the State of the Union
by YES! online staff
From 5:00 to 10:00 EST, a diverse group of students, environmentalists, activists, and community members will present their own take on the state of the union, and then respond to the president’s speech.
Organic Farmers Take Monsanto to Court
by April Dávila
Why hundreds of thousands are seeking protection from the seed giant.
Empowerment in the Classroom
by Yana Kunichoff
How do we teach high school students to see themselves as protagonists in history? One idea involves Lupe Fiasco, Matt Damon, and the late Howard Zinn.
California’s New Triple Bottom Line
by Sven Eberlein, Debra Baida
Best in the world? Try best FOR the world. The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation.
The People’s Media
by Joseph Torres
Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
Rebecca MacKinnon: Why we must fight for Internet rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
Book Review: We Are Wisconsin
by Josh Eidelson
The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen.
Big News on Bank Transfers
by Brooke Jarvis
The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.
Beyond the Bubble Economy
by David Korten
We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?
6 Ways to Empower Others
by Starhawk
What makes a good leader? The gift of strengthening everyone else.
Deregulation Nation
Video: Why is the Occupy movement focused on bank deregulation?
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises
by Lindsay Kucera
From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
In Florida, a “People’s Plan” for Change
by Jennifer Kaye
Occupiers across the state convened for the first time to draft a legislative plan that serves the 99 percent.
Jennifer Real: Protecting Clean Water
by Jennifer Kaye
This PTA mom is leading the fight against toxic waste in her Texas hometown.