People Power

Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin
by Amy B. Dean
The debate in Wisconsin doesn't just apply to union members and public workers—it applies to every American who cares about our fundamental rights as citizens.
My Antidote to Overwhelm
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes: People ask me, “How do you do it all?” The answer is, I don’t … and there’s a good reason for that.
US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers
Photo essay: "Austerity for us, prosperity for them"—and more signs from US Uncut's 50-city protests of corporate tax avoidance.
Civil Disobedience on Trial: Tim DeChristopher Convicted
by Brooke Jarvis
How does the United States try cases of civil disobedience? Activist Tim DeChristopher on how much has changed since the founding fathers.
7 Steps for Action Toward a New Economy
by David Korten
Rather than turning again to increased global competition to mend our failing economy, we must instead steer our focus toward cooperation and equality.
The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Marc Bekoff
Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience.
Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capitol
by Lindsay Beyerstein
The latest from the ongoing protests in the Badger State.
The Story of Citizens United
Annie Leonard's new film asks: Why have corporations gotten so powerful? And what can we do about it?
War Against the Middle Class
by David Korten
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.
Book Review: Food Justice
by Laura Kaliebe
What's wrong with our food system—and how can we fix it?
“Do You Pay Your Taxes? Bank of America Doesn’t”
by Chuck Collins
The latest from a growing international movement to make corporate tax dodgers pay ... so public services don't have to.
Video: Holding the Wisconsin Capitol
What happened inside the Wisconsin capitol when protesters were told they'd have to leave.
Bigger than Unions, Bigger than Wisconsin
by Micah Uetricht
How Americans across professions, religions, and states are uniting in opposition to Wisconsin's anti-union bill—and cultivating a movement that reaches far beyond the state border.
Lessons and Signs of Hope Amidst the Carnage in Libya
by Stephen Zunes
Gaddafi's violence is backfiring as many of those who work for his regime—from pilots to soldiers to diplomats—are refusing to continue.
More Powerful Than We Know: Interview with Tim DeChristopher
by Brooke Jarvis
Facing jail time for civil disobedience, Tim DeChristopher on why “we have more than enough power” to stop the fossil fuel industry.