People Power

May Day Makes Waves in Seattle
by Ayla Harbin
Photo Essay: Hip hop rallies, immigrant marches, and ... Grandmothers Against Bullshit?
A Worldwide Effort to Make Climate Change Visible
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: It’s time for each of us to get involved in the full-on fight between misinformation and truth.
Be All You Can Be ... In the Guitarmy
Video: Thousands of protesters in New York City sing, “This Land Is Your Land.”
No News is Bad News for Nonprofit Journalism
by Josh Stearns
Nonprofit news organizations are winning awards and covering issues mainstream media doesn’t, so why is the IRS clamping down on nonprofit media?
OWS Marks May Day With a Beatific Vision and a Big March
by Nathan Schneider
What will be the lasting impacts of Occupy’s latest major action?
May Day and the Revolution of Everyday Life
by Marina Sitrin
Marina Sitrin offers her take on the May Day actions in New York.
Invincible: Detroit’s Homegrown, Hip-Hop Activism
by Shannan Stoll
Powerful, passionate, and politically charged rhymes that speak for marginalized people.
Paula Garcia: Acequias Return to the Land
by Heidi Bruce
Protecting a 400-year-old water management system from industrial takeover is also about protecting the Southwest's future.
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Joseph Williams: Hunger Strike Games
by Heidi Bruce
This college football player insisted the University of Virginia invest in living wages for its employees, not new sports enhancements.
May Day in Context
by Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzellini
How do this year's May Day demonstrations fit into the international movement for economic justice?
Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court
by Blair Braverman
With the legal system failing to hold Monsanto accountable, Iowans convened a court of public opinion.
Why This May Day Matters
by Sarah van Gelder
This year, the day is about occupying the space and the time to create a different world.
Can Humor Topple Monsters?
by Laura Gottesdiener
An interview with Yes Man Andy Bichlbaum on his latest prank against Bank of America and why every protest needs some fun.
Occupy, the 99% Spring, and the New Age of Direct Action
by Mark Engler
Collaboration or cooptation? Expansion or dilution? Mark Engler on what to make of the 99% Spring.