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PEOPLE POWER

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

The Power of Nonviolent Movements The Power of Nonviolent Movements
by Bryan Farrell
Anti-nuclear activist Jonathan Schell offers motivation and tactical advice to the new generation of climate activists.
Obama Needs Our Help Obama Needs Our Help
by Jonathan Rowe
Jonathan Rowe: With presidents constrained by forces we can’t even see, the story of presidential achievement is in large measure the story of the movements that make action possible.
Move Your Money Move Your Money
Move Your Money is a growing national movement to switch money out of big, national banks and into local, community banks. A video paralleling "It's a Wonderful Life" promotes the campaign.
Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions
by Mike Sandler
California residents stand to gain a lot from the state's efforts to cap greenhouse gases: less pollution, greener infrastructure, and a yearly check in the mailbox.
What You Can Do to Help Haiti What You Can Do to Help Haiti
by Sarah van Gelder
The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
"Regulators Should No Longer Ignore Rigorous Science" "Regulators Should No Longer Ignore Rigorous Science"
by Sandra Diaz
In a broad new study, scientists conclude that the impacts of mountaintop removal are "pervasive and irreversible."
Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change Transition Albany: A Local Response to Climate Change
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
Meet Catherine Sutton, the initiator of Transition Albany—the effort of a 1.7-square-mile California town (population 16,500+) to transform itself into a self-reliant and resilient community.
EPA Implements Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule EPA Implements Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
by Rik Langendoen
An EPA rule requiring large polluters to report greenhouse gases went into effect December 29, 2009.
12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van Gelder
With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
Nine Ways Our World Changed During the '00s
by Sarah van Gelder
Corporations get still more powerful. A middle-class living slips away from millions. Climate change becomes deadly. War, and more war. Looking back on the '00s (uh ohs) and the nine trends that changed our world.
It's Time For Direct Action and Compassion on Climate It's Time For Direct Action and Compassion on Climate
by Michael Nagler
After Copenhagen, now it's up to us. We need to pluck up courage, drop our usual routines, go beyond our comfort zones, and take some risks.
"Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens  "Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens
A movie trailer for the 30-minute documentary "Peacing It Together," which follows 10 Israeli, 10 Palestinian, ad 9 Canadian teens as they make films together that focus on peace.
10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community 10 Courageous Things You Can Do to Build Community
by Milenko Matanovic
Building strong communities is critical, hard work. It’s also one of the most courageous and important things each of us can do every day.
Why Annie Leonard is Right About Cap-and-Trade Why Annie Leonard is Right About Cap-and-Trade
by Peter Barnes
The real question isn’t why Annie Leonard questions cap-and-trade; it’s why all environmentalists don’t support Cantwell-Collins.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynolds
In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
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