People Power

The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care
by Ken Fabert
When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
With support from across the political spectrum—and historic leadership from President Obama—we are at a tipping point in the struggle for nuclear abolition.
Move Your Money and Save
by Stacy Mitchell
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Climate Game Changer
by Sarah van Gelder
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
A $67 Billion Victory for Students
by David Bollier
The student loan program was socializing risks and privatizing profits. New legislation will let students skip the corporate middlemen.
Gaviotas: Village of Hope
by Seth Biderman, Christian Casillas
Two activists discover the secrets of a Colombian community’s success—surprise and imagination. Getting to Work in 2010
With a weak climate "agreement" coming out of Copenhagen, the campaign urges citizens to get to work in 2010—whether politicians are on board or not.
Immigrants on the Trail of Dreams
Four undocumented students are walking from Miami to Washington, D.C., risking deportation to tell the stories of immigrants living in the shadows.
In America: Getting Beyond the Hate
by Sarah van Gelder
Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies is the most recent sign that we have a long way to go to move beyond racism in the United States. But there are exciting signs that a move to a post-racial society is possible and may even be underway.
Solidarity as Economic System
by Beverly Bell
In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.
Nina Jablonski—The Illusion and Power of Skin Color
Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure.
Words That Inspire: Yes
by Charles John Pace
Poetry: yes, by Charles John Pace, with Note to Educators.
Goodbye, Granny D
by Rob Richie
Remembering the inspiring life of Doris Haddock, a great-grandmother from New Hampshire who decided, at age 88, to take a stand (and a very long walk) to protect democracy.
Where Are Latinos in a Future Multiracial Society?
by Raúl Quiñones-Rosado
The U.S. Census and other institutions fail to recognize a unique Latino racial identity. If we are to have a future as a truly multiracial society, this has to change.
As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
by Jessica Camille Aguirre
Rural Bolivians—whose way of life may be an early casualty of a changing climate—want the rest of the world to reevaluate what it means to "vivir bien."