People Power

Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy Leissle
Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
The Scientization of Politics
How did climate science get so politicized—and what can we do about it? Climatologist Michael Mann responds in this TEDx talk.
I Will Be A Hummingbird
Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai tells the beautiful tale of a hummingbird determined to save its home from a destructive forest fire. She reminds us that insurmountable odds shouldn't prevent us from trying our best.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Girl Scouts Take Aim at their Own Cookie Ingredients
by Jen Horton
Two seventh-graders set out to save orangutans—and ended up changing the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
Re-Occupy: A Movement Seeks a Sanctuary
by Nathan Schneider
On occupying Trinity Church—and the Occupy movement's relationship with established institutions.
Cities Take Up the “Ban the Bag” Fight
by Rebecca Leisher
Why new policies across the nation could mean the end of plastic bags.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli Nauman
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
Grace Lee Boggs’ Message to the Occupiers
A lifelong activist shares her thoughts on revolution.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen Horton
A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Occupying the First Amendment
by Josh Stearns
220 years after the Bill of Rights, how we’re still fighting for free speech.
A Lesson in Love From the Protest at the Port
by Reverend John Helmiere
A minister and occupier, beaten and arrested by police, on his continuing belief in the power of love.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostrander
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power
by Madeline Ostrander
After another disappointing round of UN negotiations, climate justice activists have a new strategy.
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.