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PEOPLE POWER

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

Renewing the American Experiment: A Post Election Reflection
by David Korten
Our reform agenda:1. Voter Rights: Guaranteed right to vote for all citizens. 2. Clean Elections: Public financing of elections. 3. Fair Access: free airtime 4. Open Debates 5. Equal Representation: Introduce proportional representation. 6. Voter Choice: Introduce instant runoff voting. 7. Equal Voice: Abolish the Electoral College 8. Electoral Integrity: nonpartisan election administration. 9. Human Rights: Are for people, not corporations.
Insisting on Peace in Colombia
by Bill Weinberg
The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.
A Media Movement is Catching On A Media Movement is Catching On
by Fran Korten
Here’s a question that haunts me: If we had a vibrant, decentralized media system in this country, would we have gone to war in Iraq?
A Phoenix from the Ashes A Phoenix from the Ashes
by Van Jones
Our youth, our natural world, our neighbors—all are treated as expendables. What we need is a joining of movements based on valuing all life.
Without a Home Without a Home
by Julie Neumann
SustainUS Gives American Youth a Voice
by Steve Schwartz
Young people step up to the challenge of sustainable development.
One Easy Solution for Democracy One Easy Solution for Democracy
by Fran Korten
One Easy Solution for Democracy - In this nail-biter of an election, the third-party “spoiler” effect could be devastating. But there’s a simple solution: Instant Runoff Voting
Questions for Reflection: The Lake and the 'Hood Questions for Reflection: The Lake and the 'Hood
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for Students: When Youth Lead
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Court Rejects Media Deregulation
by Jonathan Lawson
A win for media diversity.
September Is For Democracy
by Michelle Burkhart
How to preserve democracy—coming to a library near you.
A Coalition for Survival
by Loretta Ross interviewed by Carolyn McConnell
One of the most unreported stories this year was the March for Women’s Lives, which brought over a million people to the streets of the nation’s capital. Even less reported was that women of color played a leading role in the event’s success.
Readers Take Action
Mothers Acting Up, Simple Living for Peace, Pledge of World Citizenship
Readers Take Action
Fred Phelps Helps Family, The Riverkeeper's Song, Educators Totally Committed, Acting Globally
10 Ways You Can Change U.S. History
by Fran Korten
Here are my top 10 ideas for making a difference—and staying sane in the months leading up to the election.
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