People Power

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.
How to Liberate America
by David Korten
How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”
The Cyclists Who Beat an Airplane: A Tale of Carmaggedon
by Brooke Jarvis
Los Angeles—perhaps America’s most famously car-choked city—briefly became a modern transportation morality play.
Why Egypt Ditched the IMF
by Mark Engler
As Egyptians continue their struggle for social justice and full democracy, there's one institution they don't want involved: the International Monetary Fund.
Appalachia’s Cry for Help
by Maria Gunnoe, Bo Webb, Mickey McCoy, Chuck Nelson, Bob Kincaid, Vernon Haltom
“We can no longer endure this reckless abuse of our rights, and our lives.” Appalachians appeal for help in the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
Standing Up to Corporatism
At the second March on Blair Mountain, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tells the story of America’s long struggle against unchecked corporate power.
5 Protests That Shook the World (With Laughter)
by The Yes Men
Great moments in “laughtivism” from Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the guys who duped the BBC, embarrassed Dow Chemical, and mocked Halliburton.
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.