People Power

What If Your President’s Just Not That Into You?
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: Because reality reality trumps political reality, we need Obama to show strong climate leadership now.
Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"
by Chuck Collins
Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.
What’s So Special About Humans?
by James Trimarco
We take for granted that humans have rights. Courts say corporations do, too. Now, there’s growing interest in rights for Nature and animals.
The Moral Case for Change
by Gara LaMarche
It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.
Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?
The Budget Agreement: No Occasion for Back-Patting
by Alan W. Houseman
Lawmakers are congratulating themselves for averting government shutdown—but the nation's budget for 2012 is still out of balance.
Common Stories
by Kim Eckart
Do you ride the bus? Use the library? Walk on the sidewalk? Congratulations—you're already part of the commons movement.
War Is Not Peace
by Christa Hillstrom
For decades, School of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois has argued that embracing militarism will never bring us the security we seek. But he thinks he knows what will.
Feeding the World: It’s Not About Quantity
by Danielle Nierenberg, Mara Schecter
The resilience of our food supply is as much about the quality and diversity of our food sources as it is about how much we produce.
Answering Your Interfaith Questions
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
If compassion is taught as the heart of all religious traditions, why is it that religion seems to divide us?
Where Does the Labor Movement Go From Here?
by Amy B. Dean
How the movement for workers' rights can harness the energy of the present moment.
How to Design a Neighborhood for Happiness
by Jay Walljasper
The way we design our communities plays a huge role in how we experience our lives.
10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World
by Steve Crawshaw, John Jackson
Václav Havel called it “the power of the powerless.” How regular people, from Denmark to Liberia, have stood up to power—and won.
Jon Stewart: Wait, Who’s Greedy?
GE's not paying taxes ... and public employees are the ones we're calling "greedy, parasitic, and selfish?"
What to Pack for Disaster—And What to Leave Behind
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit: When disaster strikes, don't forget your compassion and critical thinking—but leave your panic, cliches, and stereotypes at the door.