People Power

Main Street Businesses Take on Corporate Tax Havens
by Chuck Collins
Small businesses have decided they’re done picking up the slack when Wall Street dodges taxes.
At Last, a Human Right to Water
by Daniel Moss
Good news for thirsty people around the globe: The UN affirms the right to safe and clean drinking water.
In Arizona, A Human Rights Summer
by Jordan Flaherty
Arizona's notorious immigration law is now in effect—but so are strategies for resistance.
Why the Fight for the Gulf is Also in Borneo
by Jamie Henn
A proposed coal plant in Malaysia is provoking an international outcry.
When Couches Become Communities
by David Bollier
Venturesome travelers are using the web—and the couches of strangers—to create an international gift economy of hospitality.
Stitching Up the Gulf
Video: 12-year-old Sofia Aderer lost her home to Katrina. Now she's doing her best to make sure birds don't lose their lives to the BP oil spill.
2010 a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy
by Brooke Jarvis
100 days into the BP disaster, it's time to quit claiming that an economy based on fossil fuels is our only option.
WikiLeaks: Pentagon Papers 2.0?
by Phyllis Bennis
The WikiLeaks documents tell us what we already knew: This war isn't winnable. Can they help us stop it?
More Than A Mantra: “We’re All in This Together”
by Margaret Wheatley
Even in this fractured time, we can find strength in solidarity.
Listening Across the Divide
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
How do we work with others who believe that theirs is the Only Way?
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
Van Jones: Love Harder
by Van Jones
Van Jones on how to put Americans back to work and pull America back together.
The BP Oil Spill: Time to Get Unreasonable
by Brooke Jarvis
Shrimper Diane Wilson might be going to jail for her high-profile protests against BP. Why is she so sure it’s worth it?
Can You Teach Emotional Intelligence?
by Katherine Gustafson
The Secretary of Education isn't the only one who thinks so. Behind the growing movement for social and emotional learning.
The Story of Cosmetics
What's in your shampoo, anyway? Annie Leonard explores the toxins in our bathrooms, and what to do about them.