People Power

What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students?
by Polina Marinova
The student-run newspaper serving the University of Georgia, of course. When the board tried to take over editorial control, the student staff walked out in a final effort to make their voices heard.
RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence
by Amos Miers
While Republicans spent the RNC attending corporate-sponsored parties and listening to scripted speeches, protesters’ commitment to nonviolence built alliances that went beyond the usual suspects.
Obama Slams Citizens United
by John Bonifaz
Who’s the latest supporter for a constitutional amendment to overturn the controversial Supreme Court decision? Just the President of the United States. No big deal.
Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day
by Candice Bernd
Seven people—including Texas landowners whose land has been seized through eminent domain—halted work at the Livingston pipe yard, stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for a day.
A Bill of Rights—for Homeowners
by Seth Sandronsky
California’s new law gives increased protection to people threatened with foreclosure. Will other states follow?
Video: Elders at Risk in Ryan’s Health Care Plan
Sarah van Gelder appears on FreeSpeech TV to explain the consequences of Republican health care plan.
WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat
by Lauren Hardy
Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelder
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party
by Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifert
Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.
How Voter Suppression Could Swing the Election
by Greg Palast
It won’t be easy to protect our votes from being sidelined and stolen this year, but here are a few simple things we can do.
Fare Play: Transit Rights Are Civil Rights for L.A.’s Bus Riders
by Eric Mann
Is access to bus service a civil rights issue? These Los Angeles riders think so—and they're taking it to the White House.
For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe
by Winona LaDuke
The site of Pe’ Sla has been privately owned since 1876, but indigenous people have always been free to worship there. All that could change on August 25, when the land is set to be auctioned off.
A Walk to Heal the Tar Sands
by Kristin Moe
Take an 8-mile trek with indigenous groups through one of the world's largest ecological dead zones, and you might find something lifegiving.