People Power

The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity
by D.D. Guttenplan
More than 400,000 people poured into London's streets Saturday to show the British government what they think of its austerity program.
The End of Empire
by David Korten
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
Why We Revolt
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit: When and how does the moment come when people stop believing in the power that has ruled them? When and how do ordinary people discover their own power?
“Our Family Isn't So Different”
Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
We’re Number One!
by James Gustave Speth
America is number one in quite a few areas—but they're not all accomplishments to be proud of.
Time to Grow Our Souls
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
by Lisa Dodson
All around you are everyday heroes who refuse to be complicit in the economic mistreatment of other people.
Fighting America’s Corporate Coup D’Etat
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein on how Americans across the country are resisting the Shock Doctrine.
A Law Against Lying on the News
by Dave Saldana
First Amendment expert David Saldana: Why Canada has one and the U.S. doesn't.
Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time
by Mari Margil
How communities are saying "no" to corporate drilling—even if it means bucking state law.
Nuclear Disarmament is People’s Work
by Joe Copeland
Presidential declarations and filmmakers' scare tactics get the attention—meanwhile, powerful grassroots movements build on 60 years of effort.
Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping Giant
by Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis
Workers across the country are demanding to know why corporations and the wealthy get bailouts and tax breaks while teachers and steel workers bear the burdens of budget crises.
Wadah Khanfar: Hope for the Arab World
Video: The head of Al Jazeera shares his hope for the Arab world's new future—and how we can all help it grow.
Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman interviews experts on what the ongoing nuclear disaster really means for Japan—and the rest of the world.
People We Love: Bradley Manning
Challenging secrecy with WikiLeaks.