People Power

Lighting the Way to a New Economy
by David Korten
All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Economy."
John Francis: Walking Away From Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
When an oil spill coated birds in San Francisco Bay 40 years ago, he quit driving. Then he quit speaking. Madeline Ostrander asked him what he learned in that process that can help us deal with the BP oil spill.
Perseverance—a Life-Saving Skill for This Time
by Margaret Wheatley
Margaret Wheatley asks: “How do we keep going, remain grounded and steadfast? How do we become people who can persevere?” in this first of a series of posts on the essential skill of persevering.
Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight Is On
by Doug Pibel
The Supreme Court says corporations can spend as much money as they want on political advertising. Millions of Americans say they've had it.
River Rescue: Citizen Riverkeepers Protect Their Waters
by Elizabeth Grossman
Who protects the public's right to clean, accessible waterways? We do.
Protecting our Water Commons: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.
by Sarah van Gelder
We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.
3 World Water Wins
by Maude Barlow, Anil Naidoo, Meera Karunananthan
Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.
How Felton, Calif., Achieved Water Independence
by Tara Lohan
A tiny Californian town took back its water supply—and your town can too.
People We Love :: Donna Edwards
by Berit Anderson
Standing against corporate power.
Reducing Carbon Emissions: Seattle Has Taken the Lead
by Richard Conlin
Looking back on 10 years of carbon reduction efforts in Seattle.
A World of Oneness
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
How relinquishing our innate pursuit of power and embracing compassion can lead to a more peaceful world.
Reining in Wall Street: Round 1
by Sarah Anderson
Congress is about to pass the first financial reform bill after the meltdown, which includes small positive steps. But there are two key pieces of unfinished business.
The Health Care Reform Action Moves to the States
by Enzo Pastore
Following the passage of federal heath care reform, many states take steps to implement—or improve upon—the legislation.
The Better Angels of Our Nature
by Kety Esquivel
Arizona's new immigration law offers a choice between standing up for human rights or looking away while they're eroded. Which side will you be on?
Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
by Beverly Bell
A coalition of peasant farmers is standing up for food sovereignty.