People Power

Philadelphians Paint the Town
How art healed and united troubled communities in the City of Brotherly Love.
A Meditation on Revolution
by Bert Sacks
From Tel Aviv to Baghdad, a lifelong peace activist remembers why true transformation comes from the power of nonviolence.
Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight
by William Minter
New studies and successes show we have an opportunity to turn back this deadly epidemic.
“This Is What Hope Looks Like”
by Tim DeChristopher
During his sentencing, activist Tim DeChristopher had the opportunity to speak, at length, to the court. This is what he said.
The Courage to Stop Pretending: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced
by Brooke Jarvis
Can going to jail be a happier choice than turning a blind eye to climate injustice?
Every Great Social Movement
by David Korten
When ordinary people reject the cultural stories that limit their possibilities and bind them to servitude, the course of history turns.
People We Love: Caressa Cameron
by Oliver Lazenby
Miss America raises awareness about HIV.
People We Love: Bert Sacks
by Robert Mellinger
A peace activist defies sanctions to save lives.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver Lazenby
An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.
People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.
Mission-Driven Media: The New Landscape in Journalism
Unlike the corporate media, independent media is unafraid to tell the full story even when doing so threatens the market or those in power.
Arrivederci, Water Profiteers
by Daniel Moss
“Water is a common good.” Why 96 percent of Italian voters rejected their government’s push for water privatization.
What About the People’s Budget?
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
There are better—and more fair—budget ideas out there. Why aren’t they being heeded?
The American Dream, Reloaded
It's happening: The movement to rebuild the dream means owning our stories about how it went wrong—and finding our own ways to make it right.
“God is What Happens When Humanity is Connected”
Jim Gilliam: Why the Internet is my religion.