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PEOPLE POWER

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

Have Yourself a Commons Holiday Have Yourself a Commons Holiday
by Jay Walljasper
The holidays are the one time of the year when American domesticity expands beyond the narrow circle of the nuclear family of mom, dad, and the kids—when we take a step in the direction of commoning.
Climate Shame, Climate Hope Climate Shame, Climate Hope
by Jamie Henn
Jamie Henn: Though many of the people that I have been talking to here in Copenhagen remain doggedly hopeful, their hope has little to do with our supposed “leaders." It has to do with all of you.
Debt Relief: The Results Are In Debt Relief: The Results Are In
by Hayley Hathaway
Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
Hungry in Copenhagen Hungry in Copenhagen
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: A day of fasting isn't the only reason why activists in Copenhagen are hungry today.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassen
If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.
Was Lehman So Long Ago? Was Lehman So Long Ago?
by Robert Weissman
While the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes some positive strides, what's really needed is a popular uprising for stronger regulation.
From the Halls of Copenhagen From the Halls of Copenhagen
by Dominic Frongillo
As negotiations heat up and international leaders begin to arrive at the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen, grassroots pressure is increasing.
In Argentina, Activists Celebrate Media Reform In Argentina, Activists Celebrate Media Reform
by Margit Christenson
After years of campaigning by hundreds of the country’s civil society groups, Argentina is transforming its media regulations.
Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations
by Laura Kaliebe
Fierce pressure from activists has led several major corporations to change purchasing practices linked to deforestation.
People We Love :: Bahati Kizungu People We Love :: Bahati Kizungu
by Lynsi Burton
Reporting for children’s rights.
Lessons from the Attack on Van Jones Lessons from the Attack on Van Jones
by Rob Biko Baker
Jones is a powerful role model in or out of the White House.
350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change 350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change
Climate activists came together December 11-13 to hold candlelight vigils and rallies to show solidarity with the nations who suffer the earliest and most severe impacts of climate change.
Tens of Thousands March in Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.
People, Power, and Climate Change People, Power, and Climate Change
Video: Why Sarah van Gelder believes we can still avert disaster.
Seattle's Climate Commitment Seattle's Climate Commitment
Video: When the U.S. failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the city of Seattle decided to adopt it on a municipal level. Richard Conlin, president of the Seattle City Council and a YES! board member, discusses what that has meant for the city.
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