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PEOPLE POWER

How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

A Wave of Climate Action A Wave of Climate Action
by Richard Graves
An international day of action heralded the emergence of a global grassroots climate movement. Next up: December 12.
23 Billion: Where's the Outrage? 23 Billion: Where's the Outrage?
by Davey D
After another round of massive bonuses to the financial industry, Hip Hop historian and activist Davey D wonders where all the protesters are.
The Victory of the Commons The Victory of the Commons
by Jay Walljasper
Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly held resources without degrading them.
Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus Clean Energy Works: Portland Project a Model for Green Stimulus
by Roger Valdez
In Portland, Recovery Act funds are 'laying the foundation for long-term economic, environmental, and community health.'
Can We Reach 350? Can We Reach 350?
As expectations for action in Copenhagen diminish, activists are raising their voices. Amy Goodman interviews Bill McKibben, co-founder and director of 350.org, and Australian scientist Tim Flannery, chair of the Copenhagen Climate Council and author of The Weather Makers.
Pranksters Fixing the World Pranksters Fixing the World
by Mark Engler
An interview with Andy Bichlbaum, one of The Yes Men, an infamously daring and creative duo of anti-corporate pranksters.
350 :: The Most Important Number in the World 350 :: The Most Important Number in the World
by Bill McKibben
From Mount Everest to the Maldives, people worldwide are turning an arcane number into a movement for a stable climate. Bill McKibben asks: Will you join them?
8 Years of War—And What Do We Get? 8 Years of War—And What Do We Get?
by Jo Comerford
The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
International Youth: Fired Up About Climate Change International Youth: Fired Up About Climate Change
by Richard Graves
The generations who will inherit the burden of global warming want bold environmental leadership, responsible climate policies, and green jobs.
No Impact Man's Advice for Making a Difference No Impact Man's Advice for Making a Difference
by Colin Beavan
Colin Beavan says he had to give up asking questions about whether he could really help or not, and whether he would do it right. He had to stop checking and instead trust his own gut.
Students Stand Up to Coal Students Stand Up to Coal
by Nick Engelfried
College students across the country are working to eject coal from their campuses and their communities.
In Search of Care :: International Adventures in Public Health In Search of Care :: International Adventures in Public Health
by Michael Fox
Michael Fox has sought medical care in more than a dozen countries. One of them stands out as the most difficult place to get treatment: his native United States.
One World, One Web One World, One Web
by Nathaniel James
On OneWebDay, people worldwide celebrate the democratizing power of the Internet by working to give everyone fast, affordable access to the Web.
Zelaya's Return Creates Pivotal Moment for Democracy in the Americas Zelaya's Return Creates Pivotal Moment for Democracy in the Americas
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
This moment mirrors back to us our own collective vacillation between fear and hope, between change by autocracy and gunfire on one side, and change by the democratic process on the other.
7 Ways to Support Iranian Democracy 7 Ways to Support Iranian Democracy
by Mary Armstrong
Democratic reforms are up to the Iranian people. But we can offer support and friendship as Iran takes its own brave steps toward freedom.
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