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PEOPLE POWER

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

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.
The Poor as Customers? The Poor as Customers?
John Harvey reviews Michael Edwards' Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philantrocapitalism
Push Back Against Big Money Push Back Against Big Money
by Fran Korten
No matter how hard we worked during the 2008 election, our voice, our presence, our money is even more important now.
Weapons of Mass Democracy Weapons of Mass Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Here’s evidence that nonviolence is the most powerful tool to promote democracy and overthrow tyranny.
Advertisers Pull Support from Glenn Beck
by Susie Shutts
Petition convinces companies to dissociate themselves from 'racially divisive' rhetoric.
The Power of "Why?" The Power of "Why?"
by Andrea Batista Schlesinger
Students in Hampton, Virginia, and Brooklyn, New York, learn that asking questions is more powerful than memorizing answers.
Teens Talk to 90-Somethings Teens Talk to 90-Somethings
by Sean Rose
Teens in Rabun County, Georgia, are tapping into the memories of 90-year-olds in an effort to protect the culture of southern Appalachia.
Udaipur Hands Down Skills Udaipur Hands Down Skills
by Lynsi Burton
Shikshantar believes anyone can be a teacher and when people collaborate, they can develop a “culture of learning.”
Volunteers Teach Healing Arts Volunteers Teach Healing Arts
by Louise Dunlap
Inspired by Paulo Freire’s work in the 1960s, Capacitar International teaches practices such as tai chi, acupressure and mindfulness, to volunteers. They then teach those skills in traumatized communities in places like Guatemala, Israel, Palestine, Rwanda, and Ireland.
The Personal IS Powerful The Personal IS Powerful
by Colin Beavan
No Impact Man says we shouldn't be distracted by attacking each others' methods of confronting climate change—only by uniting behind the same agenda can we hope for change in the very little time we have to effect it.
FCC Supports an Open Internet FCC Supports an Open Internet
by Megan Tady
A victory in the fight to protect public, democratic access to the Internet.
Can Europe Pop the U.S. CEO Pay Bubble? Can Europe Pop the U.S. CEO Pay Bubble?
by Sarah Anderson
While the U.S. executives who caused the economic meltdown benefit from bailout money, Europe is stepping forward to cap CEO bonuses.
Signs of Life :: Legal Settlements Protect Voters Signs of Life :: Legal Settlements Protect Voters
by Susie Shutts
Organizations in Ohio, Missouri, and elsewhere are correcting problems that prevented thousands of people from voting in recent elections.
Health Care Déjà Vu Health Care Déjà Vu
by Brooke Jarvis
Can health care reform that does not build on the universal right to health care be successful?
Upgrading the Way We Do Politics Upgrading the Way We Do Politics
by Sandy Heierbacher
Is it really democracy without space for dialogue and deliberation? How to cut through the yelling and get something done.
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