People Power

Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé looks at redefining power and taking it back.
Better Than Facebook?
by David Bollier
Fed up with Facebook's commercialism, four NYU students have created an open source, peer-to-peer alternative: Diaspora.
First Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Passes
by Elizabeth DiNovella
The successful campaign to pass the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in New York is cause for celebration at 2010 US Social Forum.
Social Forum Moments to Combat Cynicism
by Mark Engler
The US Social Forum in Detroit thrives in smaller moments, free of grand pretense.
New Heroes in the Fight Against Big Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
How one Florida restaurant owner has organized a force against offshore drilling.
Update: Post-Prison Garden Project Grows Earth Stewards
by Berit Anderson
Ten years ago YES! Magazine reported on Cathrine Sneed and her Garden Project. Today there are 37 Earth Stewards and seven full-time Garden Project employees.
Common Ground in a Liquid City
by Sarah Kuck
Re-imagining our cities is the best chance we have to create prosperity, lower our carbon emissions, and save what’s left of the natural world.
An Antidote to Urgency
by Margaret Wheatley
What does it take to think clearly when disaster strikes?
People Without Homes, Homes Without People
by Brooke Jarvis
In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
Danny Glover: Let’s Reclaim Our Country
by Sarah van Gelder
Actor and activist Danny Glover on how the Social Forum is strengthening people's movements.
US Social Forum Detroit: Opening March
Photo Essay: Thousands attended the march to kick off the week-long event in Detroit.
US Social Forum Kicks Off
by Sarah van Gelder
The US Social Forum begins with arrivals of caravans and a poor people's march, and an opening "We have a dream" protest march and rally.
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable
by Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smith
We're sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today's biggest questions.
The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
Jonathan Zittrain gives reason to hope for the future of the Internet.
The Big Picture: 5 Ways to Know if You’re Making a Difference
by David Korten
In this special pre-publication excerpt of the 2nd edition of Agenda for a New Economy, David Korten explains how we can help live the new economy that we need into being.