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PEOPLE POWER

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

Politics That Break Through Politics That Break Through
by Sarah van Gelder
Letter from the Editor on Fall 2008 issue.
The Inuit of Nunavut :: Photo Essay The Inuit of Nunavut :: Photo Essay
by John Hasyn
John Hasyn's photo essay on daily life among the Inuit of Nunavut, in northern Canada.
5 Ways to Make History 5 Ways to Make History
by Fran Korten
Elections aren’t until November. But the heart of the process is going on right now. Here are my top 5 ideas for making a difference—and staying sane—in the coming months.
This Brave Nation Series: This Brave Nation Series:
A remarkable series co-produced by The Nation magazine and Brave New Foundation, which brings together inspiring activists from different movements and generations, to discuss their ideas, ideals, and approaches to changing the world.
Carl Pope & Van Jones Carl Pope & Van Jones
by Van Jones, Carl Pope
Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss Environmentalism, New Media, Civil Rights, the Economy
DIY Foreign Policy Heroes
Think foreign policy is just for politicians? These people can change your mind.
How to Join the Family of Nations How to Join the Family of Nations
by Sarah van Gelder
Nearly two out of three Americans believe U.S. relations with the rest of the world are on the wrong track. That doesn’t have to be bad news, though. The Summer 2008 issue of YES! shows the people turning that around: voting for peace in their city or town, supporting Iraq veterans, and starting conversations with your neighbors about how to create a just world.
From the Publisher :: America Can Change From the Publisher :: America Can Change
by Fran Korten
With enough citizen understanding and action, America can change. Were you one of the millions deeply moved by Barack Obama’s March 18 speech from Philadelphia? He supported his optimism with a fierce faith in this country, saying “What we know, what we have seen, is that America can change—that is the true genius of this nation.”
YES! Film Picks: Making Whiteness Visible YES! Film Picks: Making Whiteness Visible
by Carol Estes
Maddening and motivating independent films: Mirrors of Privilege, Abel Raises Cain and Pilgrimage.
People We Love :: Ava Lowery People We Love :: Ava Lowery
Ava Lowery launched peacetakescourage.com, a website showcasing her homemade antiwar videos.
Signs of Life :: Corporations Signs of Life :: Corporations
by Margit Christenson, Madeline Ostrander
Towns Rein in Corporate Power; Exxon Faces Court Challenges
Signs of Life :: Elections Signs of Life :: Elections
by Noah Grant
States Back the Popular Vote
Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib is the story of Aidan Delgado’s journey towards conscientious objector status. This excerpt is a meditation on how easy it is to distance ourselves from the devastation of war-making.
Raiding the War Chest Raiding the War Chest
by Miriam Pemberton
It’s called “defense” spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.
Respecting Our Neighbors to the South Respecting Our Neighbors to the South
by Nadia Martinez
For years, the U.S. imposed authoritarian leaders and corporate-friendly policies on Latin American countries. Now they are setting their own path.
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