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

The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline Ostrander
“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility
by Bob Massie
Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses
by Erika Lundahl
Thousands of ordinary people have contributed to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
"Cherished Ideal": A Tribute to Nelson Mandela "Cherished Ideal": A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
by YES! online staff
This video tribute to Nobel Peace Laureate Nelson Mandela recounts moments in South Africa's history alongside quotes from some of his famous speeches.
Can this Small College in Maryland Pass the Fairest Wage Policy in US Academia? Can this Small College in Maryland Pass the Fairest Wage Policy in US Academia?
by Caroline Selle
An initiative developed by staff, students, and faculty would tie the earnings of the school's highest-paid employees to those of the lowest.
We Know Who Stole the Economy—National People’s Action Moves to Take It Back We Know Who Stole the Economy—National People’s Action Moves to Take It Back
by David Korten
"Listen to and work with your base to create a shared, big-picture narrative."
The Facts Are In: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work The Facts Are In: Austerity Politics Doesn't Work
by Sally Kohn
From England's double-dip recession to Portugal's spiking unemployment, there is now conclusive evidence of the complete failure of austerity.
TPP Protestors to Foreign Negotiators: "Don't Let U.S. Bully You" TPP Protestors to Foreign Negotiators: "Don't Let U.S. Bully You"
by James Trimarco
Negotiators from Latin American and Asian countries said they were "doing their best" to stand up to the U.S. Trade Representative.
8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces 8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces
by Katrina Rabeler
If Harry Potter were a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry's fans have taken his values from the page to the real world.
Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.
Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything) Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything)
by Jamie Henn
It's possible to find hope for action in the new generation's determination and clarity—even after 19 years of stalled negotiations.
"Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare "Escape Fire" Doc Explores the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
by Valerie Schloredt
Beyond the Affordable Care Act, the film explores how to make a healthier America.
World Governments: If You Won't Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will World Governments: If You Won't Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will
by Michael T. Klare
If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people's movements will put their futures in question.
5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone 5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act" Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
by Sarah van Gelder
Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
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