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PEOPLE POWER

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

Homegrown Aid in Haiti Homegrown Aid in Haiti
by Beverly Bell
Many displaced Haitians are turning to neighbors, family, and peasant organizations in the countryside for help.
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Engler
Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
After Copenhagen: How Can We Move Forward? After Copenhagen: How Can We Move Forward?
by Tom Athanasiou
Copenhagen brought poor nations and grassroots groups into partnership. Our chances of preventing climate catastrophe now rest on the ability of this new alliance to communicate to the world’s richest and most powerful peoples that the emissions emergency is, above all things, a crisis of justice.
Beyond Tea Party Politics Beyond Tea Party Politics
by Altaf Rahamatulla
Oregon residents voted to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund programs that assist low and middle-income families.
Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear Head, Heart, and Hands: Breaking the Cycle of Religious Fear
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
By learning the foundations of each other's faiths, we can learn to respect and connect with one another so we may work together to build a better world.
The Power of Local The Power of Local
by Jeff Milchen
Through mutual support and community education, independent businesses are finding ways to promote local economies and even outperform chains.
A Prairie Populist Leaves the Senate A Prairie Populist Leaves the Senate
by Jonathan Rowe
Byron Dorgan was a champion of workers and farmers and an early opponent of deregulating the banking industry.
Lessons from Howard Zinn Lessons from Howard Zinn
by Anthony Arnove
The late historian and activist lived a life of struggle—and enjoyed it to its fullest.
Community and Popular Radio in Haiti Today Community and Popular Radio in Haiti Today
by Beverly Bell
Sony Esteus says Haitian community radio needs to recover from the earthquake so that alternative voices have a way to be heard.
How to Convert a Republican How to Convert a Republican
by Madeline Ostrander
Pramila Jayapal on race, immigration, and how to talk across the political divide.
We Won't Bow Down We Won't Bow Down
by Rebecca Solnit
The tradition of Carnival teaches us that resistance to the status quo can be a pleasure and an adventure.
World Economic Forum, Take Two World Economic Forum, Take Two
by Brooke Jarvis
Prankster filmmakers found a way to make business and political leaders say all the right things.
Breakthrough Communities: Lessons from Pennsauken, N.J. Breakthrough Communities: Lessons from Pennsauken, N.J.
by M. Paloma Pavel
M. Paloma Pavel, founder of Breakthrough Communities and president of Earth House Center, shares tips for intentional integration in your community.
From Disaster Aid to Solidarity From Disaster Aid to Solidarity
by Beverly Bell
How can concerned foreigners help Haiti recover while respecting the needs and desires of those who live there?
Pray the Devil Back to Hell :: Film Trailer Pray the Devil Back to Hell :: Film Trailer
In the face of the civil wars wrecking their country, a small group of courageous Liberian women banded together to advocate peace.
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