People Power

Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa Hillstrom
In Africa, women’s resistance to the new Green Revolution shows that the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
Montana Looks North for Health Care That Works
by Rebecca Leisher
To create universal care, Governor Brian Schweitzer is taking a hint from Saskatchewan—where the people live longer and it costs less, too.
A Jubilee for Student Debt?
by Ellen Brown
Some—including Wall Street protesters—say relieving students of nearly a trillion dollars in loans will help the rest of us, too. Ellen Brown asks, could it really work?
How Occupy Wall Street Became Occupy Everywhere
by Nathan Schneider
The birth of a movement in action: What started as an idea has turned into strongholds of protest all over the world.
A Movement to Make Our Leaders Listen
by Jonathan Matthew Smucker
When old ladies in Iowa share the same concerns as kids on the street in Manhattan, it’s time those in power took note.
Why the Occupy Movement Stands Apart
Now’s the time for the 99%: Sarah van Gelder talks to PBS’ NewsHour about the power of the growing movement.
Inside Occupy Wall Street’s Nearly Last Night
by Olivia Rosane
What was it like to be in Zuccotti Park in the hours before the owners’ planned eviction of protesters?
10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement
by Sarah van Gelder
There are many things you can do to be part of this growing movement—and only some of them involve sleeping outside.
Turning Occupation into Lasting Change
by Thomas Linzey, Jeff Reifman
Is the Occupy movement an opportunity to transform the legal structures that give corporations their power over the rest of us?
The 99 Percent: Why We Protest
Video: Thousands of ordinary people have shown up from all around the country to support #OccupyWallStreet. Who are they?
Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
What Can Stop the One Percent?
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein: There’s only one thing that can block the wish list of the one percent, and it’s a very big thing: the rest of us.
Red State Ranchers Vs. the Pipeline
Nebraska isn’t known for environmental activism—but an oil pipeline that would cross the Ogallala aquifer is changing that.
Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power
by Sarah van Gelder
How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.
Reflections on Transforming the Food System
YES! readers respond to Madhu Suri Prakash and Wendell Berry.