People Power

Standing Up for Democracy in Ecuador
by Laura Carlsen
The Correa government is a progressive leader in Latin America.
How We Brought Down a Dictator
by Bryan Farrell, Eric Stoner
10 years later: A conversation with Srdja Popovic, a leader in the the nonviolent overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic.
One Nation: Uniting for Jobs, Not War
by Phyllis Bennis
At the historic One Nation Working Together march, activists made the connection between unemployment and our outsize military budget.
In Kenya, Farmers Grow Their Own Way
by Heather Day, Travis English
Thousands of grassroots, African-led efforts are building locally rooted alternatives to the chemical agriculture promoted by the Gates Foundation and Monsanto.
Lessons From Nature Continue
by Tiffany Ran
Counselor Larry Davies turned to nature to help teach and heal troubles Washington high school students. Twelve years later, he's helping Floridians become better environmental stewards.
People We Love :: Humberto Ríos Labrada
by Kelly Shea
Helping farmers restore biodiversity in Cuba
Appalachia Rising for a New Economy
by Brooke Jarvis
Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.
The Capacity for Tolerance
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
What can Christians do about the religious intolerance made visible during the last month?
Cooperation Law for a Sharing Economy
by Janelle Orsi
A new sharing economy is emerging—but how does it fit within our legal system?
Reclaim Your Streets: How to Create Safe and Social Pedestrian Plazas
by Erika Kosina
6 steps for replacing cars with parks.
A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box
by Lisa Danetz, Scott Novakowski
Low-income citizens are often left out of the political process. But by enforcing an already existing law that links voter registration to public assistance programs, we can add millions of voices to democratic decision-making.
Happy Park(ing) Day
One day a year, in cities throughout the country, parking spots take on a whole new meaning. Simply by paying the parking meter and rolling out some grass, residents claim these spaces as public parks.
Invest in the Sock Exchange—and Other Ways to Join the Sharing Revolution
by Jeremy Adam Smith
When we share as much stuff as possible, we walk more lightly on the earth and often improve our quality of life.
In U.S. Transition Towns, the Big Challenge is Bringing People Together
by Lynsi Burton
When it comes to local resilience, it takes all kinds: Building bridges for a post-oil America
Skill Up, Party Down
by Mason Inman
Transition Towns plan a gentle descent from oil dependence—and have a blast in the process.