People Power

Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark Engler
Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
by Gar Alperovitz
There’s economic reform, and then there’s economic transformation. How entrepreneurs, activists, and theorists are laying the groundwork for a very different economy.
Creating Change is the People’s Job
by Deepak Bhargava
We—not just the president—have to be the agents of change in our society. How do we extend our electoral organizing beyond the elections?
Fighting Foreclosure Together
by Laura Gottesdiener
The demand for housing justice is bringing activists from different ideologies together to fight—and win—against foreclosures.
Endowment Activism: How Students Can Move Big Money
by Martha van Gelder
Think broke students have no power to influence Wall Street? Think again.
How Small Groups Can Power Big Change
by Sarah Byrnes
Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.
Spanish Indignados Return to City Squares
by Ter Garcia
Tens of thousands celebrated the 15M movement’s birthday in cities across Spain.
North Carolina’s Fight for Marriage Equality Continues
by Sue Sturgis
In the wake of North Carolina’s new amendment banning same-sex marriage, couples across the state are protesting by requesting marriage licenses.
Bank of America, Bad for America
Video: Protesters take on Bank of America in New York.
The Bank Vs. America Showdown
by Mark Engler
In shareholders’ meetings and in the streets, how 99% Power is taking on Bank of America.
Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe
by Madeline Ostrander
Heather Purser set out to win gay marriage rights within the Suquamish Tribe and found herself on a personal journey toward self-acceptance.
Yes, the Climate is Changing
Video: People around the world show how climate change is already affecting their lives.
Move Our Money Month
Still haven’t moved your money out of Wall Street?
A Vision of America the Possible
by Gus Speth
Gus Speth imagines a compelling vision of a better, happier country—and how to make it possible.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamid
In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.