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PEOPLE POWER

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

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.
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.
The Demand for the Common Good The Demand for the Common Good
by Jonathan Rowe
What happens when economic growth produces more “illth” than wealth? What happens when it gobbles up the foundation of the good life—the commons?
The February 15 Peace Uprising
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
The February 15 peace uprising is just the most visible of many efforts in which ordinary people from around the world are together making things happen that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
Etiquette for Activists Etiquette for Activists
by Michael F. Leonen
Why do so many attempts to build coalitions across race and culture result in hurt and division? These seasoned activists offer tips on what makes the difference between success and disaster.
Miami Police Violence Draws Criticism
by Rachel Milanez
Voices from across the political spectrum and around the globe are calling for investigations into police violence during the November Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) demonstrations in Miami, Florida.
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