People Power

Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle Alexander
Why real justice means fewer prisons.
iUncut: Taking on Apple's Tax Dodge
Video: US Uncut exposes Apple's lobbying to avoid taxes through a creative protest at the company's World Wide Developer's Conference.
15 Years of Saying YES!
Video: 15 years ago, YES! Magazine's founders wondered if, amidst the doom and gloom, there was a place for journalism about hope and possibility. They found their answer.
Problem Child
by Arthur Longworth
A conversation through the walls of solitary confinement.
Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Our Most Urgent Climate Struggles—And How We Might Win Them
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: In the mighty struggles beginning between climate activists and the fossil fuel industry, geography is on our side.
A Fair Tax on Millionaires
by Mark Engler
In a time of budget crises, debunking the arguments against taxing the very, very rich.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca Leisher
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
“The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station”
Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive-turned-critic, on what Vermont's new law could mean for American health care.
Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption
by Gwen Stowe, Jeff Clements
For nearly 100 years, Montana law prohibited corporate money in politics. Then came the Citizens United decision.
The Road Not Built: Redefining Progress At Home and Abroad
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
Local opposition to a proposed road in Trinidad brings new understanding of “progress,” and what it means to be rooted.
Mexicans Reject U.S.-Backed Drug War
by Laura Carlsen
Led by a popular poet, tens of thousands of protesters fill the streets of Mexico to speak out against the war on drugs.
Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC
by Brooke Jarvis
The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.
What I Said at the White House
by Shadia Fayne Wood
What happened when eleven young activists confronted the president about his climate and energy policies.
What a Public Bank Could Mean for California
by Ellen Brown
What the indebted state could gain from moving its money out of Wall Street.