People Power

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.
Righting Wrongs the Maori Way
by Allan MacRae, Howard Zehr
Instead of prison, New Zealand chooses restorative justice and community problem-solving.
Better Policies Without the Politics
by Aaron Contorer
Regional policy centers show promise as a new model for driving change.
Greece on the Verge: The People v. the Troika
by Kia Mistilis
The Greek parliament has passed a five-year austerity plan that will cut jobs, wages, and services. But Greek citizens are no longer "sleeping."
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
A Quieter Life Now
by Wendell Berry, Madhu Suri Prakash
In an exchange of letters with a dear friend, Wendell Berry explains why his writing is only a small part of the movement against greed and waste.
The Next American Revolution?
by David Korten
The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.