People Power

The Revolution is Love
What’s love got to do with the Occupy movement?
Bill McKibben: “The Biggest Fight of Our Time”
by Madeline Ostrander
In which one of the world’s best-known climate activists gets personal about the enormous task of saving our planet.
5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense
by Michael Shuman
Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all.
Tapping a Pipeline of Grassroots Energy
by Brooke Jarvis
The latest attempt to push through the Keystone XL pipeline is meeting some spirited opposition.
A Separation of Church and Bank
Video: After Bank of America foreclosed on thousands of homes in their San Jose parish, the members of this Catholic church bid it goodbye—and took $3 million with them.
#BarackTalk: The People’s Take on the State of the Union
by YES! online staff
From 5:00 to 10:00 EST, a diverse group of students, environmentalists, activists, and community members will present their own take on the state of the union, and then respond to the president’s speech.
Organic Farmers Take Monsanto to Court
by April Dávila
Why hundreds of thousands are seeking protection from the seed giant.
Empowerment in the Classroom
by Yana Kunichoff
How do we teach high school students to see themselves as protagonists in history? One idea involves Lupe Fiasco, Matt Damon, and the late Howard Zinn.
California’s New Triple Bottom Line
by Sven Eberlein, Debra Baida
Best in the world? Try best FOR the world. The Golden State welcomes a new kind of corporation.
The People’s Media
by Joseph Torres
Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
Rebecca MacKinnon: Why we must fight for Internet rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
Book Review: We Are Wisconsin
by Josh Eidelson
The Wisconsin uprising in the words of the activists, writers, and everyday Wisconsinites who made it happen.
Big News on Bank Transfers
by Brooke Jarvis
The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.
Beyond the Bubble Economy
by David Korten
We’ve finally learned that a growing financial sector isn’t the same thing as actual economic improvement. So how can we stimulate the real economy?
6 Ways to Empower Others
by Starhawk
What makes a good leader? The gift of strengthening everyone else.