People Power

Fixing Planet Earth: A Not-So-Modest Proposal
by Michael N. Nagler
Only a nonviolent revolution, like the one led by Gandhi, can meet the challenge of the climate crisis.
Ending the Mexican Drug War: An Activist’s Advice
by Erich Moncada
Fighting rampant corruption with citizen action—in Mexico and the U.S.—is the key to peace.
Health Care Economics 101
by Ken Fabert
When it comes to health care, everyone can't have everything right away. But we can make smarter choices that don't leave anyone out in the cold.
Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution
by Beverly Bell
Haiti's strong peasant movement is calling for policies and programs that can help restore the land and protect small-scale sustainable agricultural production from agribusiness.
Dry Run: Bostonians Learn to Appreciate Clean Water
by Chuck Collins
On May 1st, Bostonians got a remarkable glimpse of our water commons and how we might respond to future disruptions.
Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster Six Things To Do About the BP Gulf Disaster
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead of sitting helplessly on the sidelines, here are six things every American can do.
UNC Chapel Hill Coal Free by 2020
by Kaitlin Bailey
Under pressure from students to meet climate targets, a university turns to clean power.
David Korten: Why We Must Declare Our Independence from Wall Street
David Korten introduces his Agenda for a New Economy at the 2009 Seattle Green Festival.
Lighting the Way to a New Economy
by David Korten
All across the United States and Canada people are rebuilding their local economies to restore community and regain control of their economic lives. How do these local efforts add up to global economic transformation? I delivered this keynote address to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) in Charleston, NC on May 22, 2010 on the theme "Lighting the Way to a New Economy."
John Francis: Walking Away From Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
When an oil spill coated birds in San Francisco Bay 40 years ago, he quit driving. Then he quit speaking. Madeline Ostrander asked him what he learned in that process that can help us deal with the BP oil spill.
Perseverance—a Life-Saving Skill for This Time
by Margaret Wheatley
Margaret Wheatley asks: “How do we keep going, remain grounded and steadfast? How do we become people who can persevere?” in this first of a series of posts on the essential skill of persevering.
Real People v. Corporate “People”: The Fight Is On
by Doug Pibel
The Supreme Court says corporations can spend as much money as they want on political advertising. Millions of Americans say they've had it.
River Rescue: Citizen Riverkeepers Protect Their Waters
by Elizabeth Grossman
Who protects the public's right to clean, accessible waterways? We do.
Protecting our Water Commons: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.
by Sarah van Gelder
We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.
3 World Water Wins
by Maude Barlow, Anil Naidoo, Meera Karunananthan
Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.