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PEOPLE POWER

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

India Restricts Generic Drugs
by Meredith Dearborn
India's parliament voted to restrict production of low-cost generic medicines, signaling a potential reduction in supply of medicines to the global poor
Mapping Social Patterns
by Myron Orfield
Regional equity advocates are using GIS mapping tools to increase their impact
Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time
by Diana Young
Karl Linn bridged communities with their landscapes by dedicating his life to improving the green environments around him. From developing community gardens in local communities to jumpstarting an Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, Linn inspired the idea of environmental justice before it became widely known. In his death, he has left a legacy in every commons he created.
Art in the Village Art in the Village
by Abby Scher
From abandoned to beautiful: Lily Yeh partnered with the youth of North Philadelphia to transform a neighborhood.
Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders
by Grace Lee Boggs
Movement building is not just about winning on a particular issue, says Grace Lee Boggs. It is about advancing the evolution of human society.
Transit-Oriented Development
by Mary Nelson
Incorporates a mix of high-density residential, retail and office functions all within easy access of a major transit stop.
Community Land Trusts
by Susan Witt, Merrian Fuller
CLT's take land out of the speculative market and hold it for farmland, conservation or as sites for housing or businesses.
The Guerrilla News Network
by Anna Lappe
What is the Gerrilla News Network?
The Work Ahead: Start a Dialogue; Take a  Stand The Work Ahead: Start a Dialogue; Take a Stand
by Reverend Robert W. Edgar
National Council of Churches is rolling out study materials on the current state of world affairs.
It Takes a Community Media Center
by Dirk Koning
The Community Media Center (CMC) was founded in 1981 as Grand Rapids Cable Access Center (known as GRTV). It is one of the first public access stations in the nation to expand beyond public access television to provide a range of media tools, training and transmission options for community members and nonprofit organizations. Among them, the five affiliates offer numerous projects and services.
Questions for Students: Earth Charter Questions for Students: Earth Charter
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Media Hero: Ed Schultz Media Hero: Ed Schultz
by Carolyn McConnell
Media Hero: DeeDee Halleck
by Jonathan Lawson
presente! a radio station barn raising presente! a radio station barn raising
by Hannah Sassaman
When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.
Media That Set Us Free Discussion     Guide Media That Set Us Free Discussion Guide
Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .
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