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PEOPLE POWER

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

Java Justice Java Justice
by Dee Axelrod
A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Half of Americans Mulling Impeachment
by Doug Pibel
An October poll shows a growing number of Americans are looking favorably on the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush.
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibel
September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible
by Van Jones
The best qualities and the worst features of U.S. society were on full display in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And today we are still witnessing a frenzied tug-of-war between opposing aspects of the American character—with the final fate of New Orleans hanging in the balance.
Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For     The Left Now Let’s Rescue America: Nine Key Steps For The Left
by Van Jones
Issues of racism, poverty, climate destabilization, petro-chemical poisons and the vulnerabilities of an oil-based economy are not just petty obsessions of the politically-correct crowd. They are life-and-death issues for real people.
"Leave Us Alone”… to Drown?
by Frances Moore Lappé
We need leadership calling us to the real challenge, not to shrink government – which has grown much faster under Bush than during the Clinton years -- but to make it genuinely democratic in order to better protect our common futures.
Book Review: America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz
by Adria Scharf
Adria Scharf reviews a book that will ignite the creative imagination needed for progressive activists to connect their work to a shared vision for a democratic political-economic system
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?
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