People Power

A Better Approach to Health Care
by Margaret Flowers, MD
As the current health law comes under attack and our national deficit continues to grow, single-payer plans are gaining more and more interest.
Revolution Doesn't Happen Overnight
by Stephen Zunes
Those who were expecting a quick victory in Egypt are no doubt disappointed, but successful People Power movements of recent decades have usually been protracted struggles.
Changing with the Climate
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
by Allen D. Kanner
Municipalities across the country are passing ordinances reclaiming their citizens' rights from corporate interests.
5 Ways to Help Your Community Go Local
by Jeff Milchen
Buy Independent and Buy Local campaigns have a big effect, according to a new survey of independent businesses. Here's how you can reap the benefits for your local economy.
Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.
Egypt: Lessons in Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?
Money From Nothing?
by David Korten
Through their accounting slight of hand, Wall Street illusionists convince even themselves that they are enriching society rather than preying on it.
Inez Killingsworth: Fighting Foreclosures
How one outspoken resident is helping Cleveland's families keep their homes.
Robert Sapolsky: The Uniqueness of Humans
What can we learn from our similarities and differences in relation to other animals?
What If Orangutans Had Their Day In Court?
by Madeline Ostrander
Environmentalists say nature should have legally recognized rights. But what does that really mean?
Film Trailer: Countdown to Zero
An estimated 23,000 nuclear weapons exist in the world. Why that number needs to be zero.
Danny Glover: The Black Power Mixtape
Amy Goodman sits down with Danny Glover at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about his new documentary, The Black Power Mixtape.
Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic
by Van Jones
Video: How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.
The Elephant in the Room at the State of the Union
by Robert Reich
The problem isn't "competitiveness"—it's inequality.