People Power

Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran Korten
Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.
Canada’s Music of Protest
by Ian MacKenzie
All over Canada, protesters in solidarity with the students of Quebec are making noise with their pots, pans, and conversations about the society they want.
World to Wisconsin: We’re With You
Activists around the world sent statements of solidarity to Wisconsin's protesters.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Rowe
Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
Dear Bank of America, We’re Not Leaving Our Homes
by Amy B. Dean
The fight against unjust evictions just got fiercer as the national Occupy movement joins forces with community anti-foreclosure groups.
From Sitting In to Taking Over: A Worker-Owned Cooperative at Republic Windows and Doors
by Yana Kunichoff
Once a symbol of worker mistreatment and the failures of the financial system, the famous Chicago factory may soon be run cooperatively by its workers.
What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Many movements, many similar messages. What could the increasing cooperation between protesters mean for the future of the 99 percent?
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue
by Katherine Gustafson
Ten years ago, the residents of the crime-ridden neighborhood started planting gardens—and everything changed.
Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark Engler
Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
by Gar Alperovitz
There’s economic reform, and then there’s economic transformation. How entrepreneurs, activists, and theorists are laying the groundwork for a very different economy.
Creating Change is the People’s Job
by Deepak Bhargava
We—not just the president—have to be the agents of change in our society. How do we extend our electoral organizing beyond the elections?
Fighting Foreclosure Together
by Laura Gottesdiener
The demand for housing justice is bringing activists from different ideologies together to fight—and win—against foreclosures.
Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money
by Martha van Gelder
Think broke students have no power to influence Wall Street? Think again.
How Small Groups Can Power Big Change
by Sarah Byrnes
Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.
Spanish Indignados Return to City Squares
by Ter Garcia
Tens of thousands celebrated the 15M movement’s birthday in cities across Spain.