People Power

The Undead Pipeline Returns
by Madeline Ostrander
The Keystone XL pipeline is back, sort of. But will its promoters’ tactics cause a property rights backlash?
Fracking Bans that Can Stand
by Maura Stephens
In New York, judges are standing up for communities’ rights to say no to corporate drilling.
Now, Let’s Occupy the Ballot
by Van Jones
During election season, all eyes turn to politics. How do we ensure that the interests of the 99 percent are represented in the halls of power?
Change Now, Vote Later
by Nathan Schneider
Political answers will come when we build a network of solidarity and action that pushes on all fronts for a true democracy.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
Is It Time to Occupy the Commons?
by Alexa Bradley
A report from the Occupy Wall Street Forum on the Commons.
Just Label It: Let Us Know It’s GMO
Because wouldn’t it be nice if they had to tell you what’s in your food?
How to Ask Candidates Questions that Make a Difference
by Fran Korten
Tips for spreading your ideas without getting the runaround.
Pancho Ramos Stierle: Nonviolence Is Radical
by Sarah van Gelder
An interview with the activist who made headlines when he was arrested while meditating at Occupy Oakland.
Does the U.S. Have a Legal Responsibility to Stop Climate Change?
by Lindsay Kucera
Seven teenagers think so—and they’re taking the federal government to court.
By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation
by Doug Pibel
For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around.
9 Best Strategies to End Corporate Rule
by Doug Pibel
Corporate power is behind the politics of climate denial, Wall Street bailouts, union busting, and media consolidation, to name just a few. But real people have power, too. Here are some of our most successful strategies.
Occupy vs. the Global Race to the Bottom
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Incorporating corporate globalization into the Occupy analysis and agenda.
What If Corporations Couldn’t Use Our Commons For Free?
by Peter Barnes
Peter Barnes: How our shared resources could become a source of common wealth.
How to Put People Back in Charge
by Sarah van Gelder
Corporate power is behind the politics of climate denial, Wall Street bailouts, union busting, and media consolidation, and more. What prospect do We the People have for putting power back where it belongs?