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PEOPLE POWER

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

How Commerce Consumed the Commons How Commerce Consumed the Commons
by Jonathan Rowe
In a world where everything's for sale, we've forgotten that much of value happens outside the stream of commerce. Here's how we forgot--and how we're reclaiming the commons.
Community Radio-Radio Community Community Radio-Radio Community
by Lilja Otto
A different format for community events, and a recipe for inspiration is now being used by the community radio movement.
Southern Revival Southern Revival
by Sarah van Gelder
The Southeast Social Forum prepares for a larger gathering of dedicated activists from all over U.S.
Programming Our Vocabulary Programming Our Vocabulary
by Frances Moore Lappé
The right continues to define the terms of debate. It is time for progressives to establish terms of their own.
Principles of Real Solutions
by Sarah van Gelder
What is required for America to join most of the industrialized world in universal access to health care?
Health Care Options at a Glance
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
The various health care options used around the world are detailed based on costs, coverage, who pays and other factors.
Getting Clean in Maine
by Nancy Watzman
Clean Elections -- in other words public funding of elections -- helped make the passage of the Dirigo health care law possible in Maine.
Where FEMA feared to Tread Where FEMA feared to Tread
by Tim Shorrock
When Katrina hit New Orleans, medics on bicycles toured the city bringing relief where other agencies failed to show.
Recipe for a Cooked Election Recipe for a Cooked Election
by Greg Palast
In the 2004 election, more than 3 million ballots were never counted. Palast explains where they went, but also provides an example of hopeful voting reform in New Mexico.
A Growing Movement A Growing Movement
by Rev. Linda H. Walling
As Americans pay more for less health care, a movement toward universal health care is gaining steam.
If You Ask Maine
by Tish Tanski
Maine residents tell state what they want, government moves to give greater access to health care.
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?"
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