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PEOPLE POWER

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

Health Care: It's What Ails Us
by Doug Pibel, Sarah van Gelder
Americans spend the most, get the least, and have no health care security. The solution is not that difficult.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA? A Tree Sitting -- In South Central LA?
by Van Jones
Protesters climb trees in South Central Los Angeles in an attempt to block the construction of a warehouse at the site of an urban farm that serves hundreds of area residents.
Time to Get Smart About Energy Time to Get Smart About Energy
by Fran Korten
The debate regarding global warming and peak oil is moving into a different direction, from "is it happening" to "what do we do now?"
The Great Turning as Compass and Lens The Great Turning as Compass and Lens
by Joanna Macy
The Great Turning invites us to lift our eyes from the cramped closet of short-term thinking and see the larger historical landscape.
New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins New Orleans to Ottawa: After the Storm, the Brainstorming Begins
by Francesca Lyman
Creative and effective responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita came not from where most had expected—the U.S. government—but from the grassroots.
Entrepreneurs of cooperation Entrepreneurs of cooperation
by Jonathan Rowe
After the 1929 crash, workers created a cooperative economy, using industrial leftovers and ingenuity. It was called the Unemployed Exchange Association or UXA. What could we do with that cooperative model today?
Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March Shout "VIVA!" Anyhow: On Being Black at a Latino March
by Van Jones
Van Jones marches in the San Francisco "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration on behalf of brown power, and muses about the current state of the black civil rights movement.
In Iraq: A Place To Be Human, First
by Bill Weinberg
They don't like the occupation or the militias, and they aren't signing up for any political or religious faction. Instead, these Iraqis are claiming the space to live with their neighbors in peace.
What's Your Cultural Proficiency?
by The Cultural Proficiency Group
A tool to assess how you and the groups you work with respond to difference.
Can Soap Operas Save the World? Can Soap Operas Save the World?
by Carol Estes
In some battle-fatigued areas, soap operas have become a path to healing.
Picking Up the Pieces Picking Up the Pieces
by Miriam Axel-Lute
Housing groups find extra strength to serve communities in Gulf Coast after Katrina.
When the People Decide
by Doug Pibel
Participative budgeting is a growing movement in Brazil.
Democracy: the (Re)Claiming of Democracy
by Doug Pibel
In danger of losing their vote and voice, Americans are demanding a return to the founding principles.
A Remembrance of Coretta Scott King
by Rachel Harding
Coretta Scott King's role not only included her husband’s powerful, radical message of peace and justice, but also the long tradition of gracious and mighty women who provided the foundation of welcome, compassion, inclusivity, and speaking-truth-to-power.
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