People Power

Waging Peace from Afar: Divestment and Israeli Occupation
by Phyllis Bennis
A growing grassroots movement is using the techniques of the anti-apartheid movement to challenge U.S. support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
Framing For Change: How We Tell Our Story Matters
by Doyle Canning, Patrick Reinsborough
How we tell the story of a better world matters—and the best way is to live the alternatives we advocate.
Gulf Fishermen Protest Re-opening of Fishing Grounds
by Sue Sturgis
Those who know the Gulf best say seafood still isn’t safe following BP’s oil disaster.
Homeowners’ Rebellion: Could 62 Million Homes Be Foreclosure-Proof?
by Ellen Brown
The financial juggling that helped cause the 2008 crisis may be coming back to haunt banks—and help homeowners.
Waste Not: Seattle’s Road to Zero Trash
by Richard Conlin
There’s simply no room for waste in a carbon neutral city. Seattle has a plan to cut its contribution to landfills—and it’s working.
The Fight Against Fracking
by Maura Stephens
How New Yorkers won a moratorium on a drilling practice that threatens their lives, homes, and water.
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.