People Power

Climate Regulations a Job Killer? Quit Crying Wolf
by Donald Cohen
Over and over, the regulations that the Chamber of Commerce says will be catastrophic have become the basic safeguards we take for granted.
Righting Wrongs the Maori Way
by Allan MacRae, Howard Zehr
Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
Better Policies Without the Politics
by Aaron Contorer
Regional policy centers show promise as a new model for driving change.
Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika
by Kia Mistilis
The Greek parliament has passed a five-year austerity plan that will cut jobs, wages, and services. But Greek citizens are no longer "sleeping."
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
A Quieter Life Now
by Wendell Berry, Madhu Suri Prakash
In an exchange of letters with a dear friend, Wendell Berry explains why his writing is only a small part of the movement against greed and waste.
The Next American Revolution?
by David Korten
The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.
Recipes for Recovery
by James Tracy
Ex-cons show each other the way out at San Francisco's Delancey Street.
“America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”
by Sarah Anderson, Marlee Blasenheim
Nurses come face-to-face with the fallout of the financial crisis every day. Now they've joined the worldwide movement for a tax that would curb financial speculation—and help fill public needs.
The End of the American Dream?
Video: While the rich are getting richer, ordinary people are suffering. How can we bring an end to our "rich takes all" society?
Streaming Live: Rebuild the American Dream
Van Jones kicks off a new progressive movement.
Define American: Jose Antonio Vargas Tells His Story
Video: Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas opens up about his life as an undocumented immigrant—and the "underground railroad" that made it possible.
The People v. the Pipeline: Time to Join In
by Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, Danny Glover, Maude Barlow, Tom Goldtooth, James Hansen, Wes Jackson, Naomi Klein, George Poitras, David Suzuki, Gus Speth
How you can get involved in the one of the most important climate struggles happening in North America.
How the Left and Right Can Unite
by David Korten
If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.
A Green Dream Deferred?
by 99problems.org
Cornel West, Malia Lazu, and more on what the green movement would look like if Van Jones were still in the White House.