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PEOPLE POWER

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

Photo Essay: The First USSF in Atlanta, Ga. Photo Essay: The First USSF in Atlanta, Ga.
Seeing Another World: U.S. Social Forum 2008 Seeing Another World: U.S. Social Forum 2008
Instead of drawing crowds with superstar speakers and performers, the participants of the 2008 U.S. Social Forum were the stars. Those who are accustomed to being excluded were at the center, and those who were used to being silenced were heard.
Darn Right We're Keeping Score Darn Right We're Keeping Score
by Zach Kyle
Historical Scorecard of Corporations vs People. Is the bill of rights as much for corporations as it is for real people?
The Progressive Majority The Progressive Majority
The media often tell us that Americans are fundamentally conservative. A new report, the product of carefully compiled statistics from the past several decades, proves this story incorrect.
How Powerful?  ::  Just the Facts How Powerful? :: Just the Facts
Just how powerful are corporations anyway? some quick facts
Commentary: Cooperators of the Prairies Commentary: Cooperators of the Prairies
by Jonathan Rowe
Few images loom larger in the American psyche than that of the Wild West. In contrast to the myth, it was the cooperators who really made the West.
Not Your Grandfather's SDS
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Students for a Democratic Society is reborn, working with veteran activists to build movements for today.
USSF: We Saw Another World in Atlanta USSF: We Saw Another World in Atlanta
by Sarah van Gelder
Poor people, young people, people of color, gays and lesbians, and all manner of people who believe “another world is possible, another U.S. is necessary” joined together by the thousands in Atlanta for the first U.S. Social Forum.
Who's Standing Up? Who's Standing Up?
Look who's standing up to corporate power. David Solnit, Debra Harry, Bill Moyers, Alexia Salvatierra, Leo Gerard, Paula Wolff, Ward Morehouse, and more.
Protecting Our Commons Protecting Our Commons
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
Keeping the air, the water, the Internet and other commons out of corporate hands and in our own. A YES! Magazine interactive graphic.
Beyond Campaign Finance Reform And More Beyond Campaign Finance Reform And More
by Charlie Cray
People across the country aren't waiting for action from politicians and judges. Here are the hot spots where activists are getting corporations out of government and elections.
Common Knowledge Common Knowledge
by Jeff Kaplan
Whether the issue is water rights, big-box stores, meddling in local politics, or the taking of citizen's lands, almost every community in the United States - if not the world - is being harmed by excessive corporate power. Strategies of resistance need to invoke the people's right to exercise democratic power over corporations and governments.
Democracy Unlimited Democracy Unlimited
by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap
In Arcata, California, and the rest of Humboldt County, non-local corporations are banned from politics.
Communities Take Power Communities Take Power
by Doug Pibel
Communities across the country are declaring citizens' right and duty to protect their water, land, local economy, and way of life, even if it means taking on the enormous power of corporations. Here are some of the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up.
Who Will Rule? Who Will Rule?
by Michael Marx, Marjorie Kelly
Big corporation have become de facto governments, and the ethic that dominates corporations has come to dominate society. But, citizen movements are proving that we can take on corporate power, and together build a future that works for all life. This article gives hope on how to change the current corporate rule to citizen rule.
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