People Power

Invincible: Detroit’s Homegrown, Hip-Hop Activism
by Shannan Stoll
Powerful, passionate, and politically charged rhymes that speak for marginalized people.
Paula Garcia: Acequias Return to the Land
by Heidi Bruce
Protecting a 400-year-old water management system from industrial takeover is also about protecting the Southwest's future.
Special Coverage: May Day!
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Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games
by Heidi Bruce
This college football player insisted the University of Virginia invest in living wages for its employees, not new sports enhancements.
May Day in Context
by Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzellini
How do this year's May Day demonstrations fit into the international movement for economic justice?
Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court
by Blair Braverman
With the legal system failing to hold Monsanto accountable, Iowans convened a court of public opinion.
Why This May Day Matters
by Sarah van Gelder
This year, the day is about occupying the space and the time to create a different world.
Can Humor Topple Monsters?
by Laura Gottesdiener
An interview with Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum on his latest prank against Bank of America and why every protest needs some fun.
Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action
by Mark Engler
Collaboration or cooptation? Expansion or dilution? Mark Engler on what to make of the 99% Spring.
What Would Real Voting Reform Look Like?
by Elisabeth Genn
We have to do more than block bad laws. We need real voting reform to expand the franchise for the 21st century.
A Slumber Party on Wall Street
Video: Occupiers are once again camping in protest, this time outside the New York Stock Exchange.
A May Day Like No Other
by Nathan Schneider
What to expect from Occupy’s next big action.
ALEC Retreats, Sort Of
by Brooke Jarvis
Following activist pressure and corporate defections, ALEC says it’s dropping its Stand Your Ground and voter ID efforts. So what comes next?
The Importance of Being Sassy
by Sven Eberlein
How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money.
No Tax Dollars for Deadbeats
by Doug Pibel
With corporations spending millions to dodge taxes, we’re directing our tax resentment at the wrong people.