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PEOPLE POWER

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

Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels Incredible Hulk and Former Goldman Sachs Guy Are Among the Many Pulling $50 Billion Out of Fossil Fuels
by Chuck Collins
“Divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy future. Move your money out of the problem and into solutions.”
7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief 7 Practical Ideas for Compassionate Communities, From Free College to Debt Relief
by Shannan Stoll
It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency” Nurses’ Unions Send Thousands to Climate March, Call Global Warming a “Health Care Emergency”
by Yessenia Funes
The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone
by Kristin Moe
“It makes me feel happy and inspired that we have people of all generations who are thinking that more drastic, extraordinary actions are necessary.”
Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
by Alexis Goldstein
Kicking the polluters out of the negotiations may sound like wishful thinking. But there is a precedent: the global effort to regulate the tobacco industry.
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
by Yates McKee
A sit-in planned for the day after the People’s Climate March will call out the role of Wall Street in climate change.
Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen
by Dana Drugmand
The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped get Stanford’s money out of coal.
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
by Joshua Kahn Russell
The work of activism is full of messy contradictions. In “Towards Collective Liberation,” Chris Crass breaks down the influence of racism and patriarchy, including helpful how-tos—like “Twenty Careful Steps Toward Anti-sexist Action.”
Occupy Offshoot Cancels $4 Million in Predatory Student Loans—and Starts a Debtors Union Occupy Offshoot Cancels $4 Million in Predatory Student Loans—and Starts a Debtors Union
by Liz Pleasant, Christa Hillstrom, James Trimarco
First, they started buying up—and canceling—individuals’ medical debt. Now the people behind Rolling Jubilee are taking on student loans from a for-profit university that exploits the poor—and the whole debt system could be next.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary Hansen
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth” Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further) Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
by Quincy Saul
An incisive critique of the People’s Climate March comes with a list of ways to step up our game.
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
by Nina Bunker Ruiz
In Mora County, New Mexico, corporations seeking fracking contracts came up against “querencia”—a traditional way of thinking about and defending the land.
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
by Eddie Bautista, LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, Bill McKibben
We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.
Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices—By Opening a Public Gas Station Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices—By Opening a Public Gas Station
by Thomas Hanna
Gas stations aren’t great for the climate, but the move is a step toward local control over economic decisions—a model that holds great potential for developing renewable energy in the long term.
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