People Power

Neighbors for a New Economy
by Chuck Collins
In Greenfield, Mass., a group of neighbors have formed a support group to face their changing world.
Making a Difference Makes You Happy
by Tim Kasser
A series of studies find that activism brings pleasant emotions, greater life satisfaction, and more experiences of freedom, competence, and connection to others.
New Challenges for Community Clinics
by Tom David, Jane Elizabeth Stafford
Now that a version of health care reform has passed, what will happen to the institutions that have helped the poor and uninsured cope: community clinics and health centers?
Afghanistan: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
by Mark Engler
The time has come for a U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan. But is "Out Now" a valid response? David Wildman, Sunita Viswanath, and Lorelei Kelly discuss how can we best support Afghan national stability.
Beyond Us and Them
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Very often, what we dislike in others is something that we need to acknowledge, heal, integrate, and empower in ourselves.
Of Wind Farms and Oil Spills
by Scott Gast
On Wednesday, the news headlines offered a stark comparison between two possible futures for energy production in America.
Cochabamba’s Message: Let the People Speak
by Janet Redman
The World People's Summit broke new ground by allowing those most affected by a changing climate the chance to speak out about their ideas for just solutions.
Bill McKibben's Message to Cochabamba
The author addresses the thousands who gathered in Cochabamba for the World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.
Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street
by David Korten
Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?
Making Sense of the 2010 Census
by Jing Fong
Who is America? This bundle of lesson plans and activities will help your students understand the basics of the every-decade census and why they should care about what’s at stake.
Cochabamba Postscript: Lessons, Reflections, and the Road to Cancun
by Jason Negrón-Gonzales
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the alliance gathering around grassroots solutions.
Making Money Work: How Can We Reconnect Capital with Community?
by Stacy Mitchell
Our investments tend to fund consolidation and speculation. But new models are emerging that allow us to finance the economy we really want.
From the Climate Justice Frontier
by Joseph Huff-Hannon, Roberto Lovato
A global movement is building strength. Meet some of its most dynamic leaders.
On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
From Crisis to Opportunity
by Velcrow Ripper
Will the World People's Summit be a turning point in the climate crisis?