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How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street
by David Korten
Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?
Curriculum & Resources: Making Sense of the 2010 Census Curriculum & Resources: Making Sense of the 2010 Census
Who is America? This bundle of lesson plans and activities will help your students understand the basics of the every-decade census and why they should care about what’s at stake.
Cochabamba Postscript: Lessons, Reflections, and the Road to Cancun Cochabamba Postscript: Lessons, Reflections, and the Road to Cancun
by Jason Negrón-Gonzales
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the alliance gathering around grassroots solutions.
Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community? Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community?
by Stacy Mitchell
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
From the Climate Justice Frontier From the Climate Justice Frontier
by Joseph Huff-Hannon, Roberto Lovato
A global movement is building strength. Meet some of its most dynamic leaders.
On the Path to Climate Neutrality On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
From Crisis to Opportunity From Crisis to Opportunity
by Velcrow Ripper
Will the World People's Summit be a turning point in the climate crisis?
Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieau
For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia's historic grassroots victory against Bechtel is a reminder of the power of protest—as well as the importance of less romantic work.
Citizens United: People Strike Back Citizens United: People Strike Back
by Riki Ott, David Cobb
How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.
Let's See Ourselves Let's See Ourselves
by Gustavo Esteva with Juliette Beck
The fight against climate change has begun to reflect the colonial, top-down worldview that contributed to the problem in the first place. Mexican activist and storyteller Gustavo Esteva on a new vision—one that is radically bottom-up.
Getting to the Heart of Interfaith Getting to the Heart of Interfaith
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & a Sheikh.
5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes 5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes
by Chuck Collins
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care
by Ken Fabert
When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”
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