People Power

7 Ways to Transform Banking
by Fran Korten
Each of us can help build a resilient financial system that will serve real people in real communities.
Not Your Grandfather’s Retirement
Meet 10 people over 60 who are combining their experience and passion for social good.
Victory Bonds for Clean Energy
by Todd Larsen
What if Americans could support a clean energy future the way they once supported the U.S. war effort?
Advice for Water Warriors
by Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow on how to move the water justice movement forward.
Billy Bragg Live
Video: Billy Bragg performs “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” and “A Reckoning.”
Becoming an Empathic Civilization
Video: Economist Jeremy Rifkin believes we can do it, and now he’s got cartoons to show why.
After the Campaign Cash, the Backlash
by Brooke Jarvis
The 2010 midterm elections—the first since Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate campaign cash—were the most expensive in history. So what happens next?
Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility
by David Korten
This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.
Will the Real Voice of Small Business Please Stand Up?
by Stacy Mitchell
Small businesses and local chambers are distancing themselves from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s politics.
Organizing in the Internet Age
by Mark Engler
How online activism can help us understand how real change is made.
Signs of Sanity (and/or Fear)
The best sights and signs from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
Trick-or-Treat, In Reverse
by Christa Hillstrom
This Halloween, a new breed of activists is coming to your door: They’re costumed, committed, and about four and a half feet tall.
Time for a New Theory of Money
by Ellen Brown
When we recognize that money is simply credit, we can unleash it as a powerful tool for our communities.
Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day
by Sarah van Gelder
Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.
Pennsylvania Township Declares Freedom from Fracking
by Mari Margil, Ben Price
Licking, Pennsylvania defies state law by banning corporations from dumping fracking wastewater.