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PEOPLE POWER

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

World Social Forum :: Liberated Spaces at Your Doorstep World Social Forum :: Liberated Spaces at Your Doorstep
by Lilja Otto
Since 2001, people from all corners of the globe have come to the World Social Forums (WSF) to build strategies for another world. This year, the World Social Forum is coming to them.
Pirates on the Open Airwaves Pirates on the Open Airwaves
by Brooke Jarvis
Low-power transmitters are making local radio accessible to many. Is this pirate radio or is it serving the public interest?
On Critical Mass and the First Amendment On Critical Mass and the First Amendment
by Reverend Billy
Do you need a permit to ride bicycles in New York? Critical Mass bicyclists say the First Amendment is their permit.
Being the Change: In Gandhi's Footsteps Being the Change: In Gandhi's Footsteps
by Manish Jain
Manish Jain talks about how he is trying to learn how to live his values today rather than waiting for the system to change. How can we find the courage to walk out of institutions and structures that reinforce violence, injustice and exploitation.
Dutch Traffic Calming Dutch Traffic Calming
by Jay Walljasper
Traffic calming began in the Netherlands with people putting furniture in the streets and has spread from there. An excerpt from "The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking"
It Took a Village It Took a Village
by Heather Mueller
In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. They created their own home and found dignity and safety.
Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
by Jim Brown
Jim Brown's new documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, summarizes the 80-year career of America's preeminent folk-singer.
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
Debra Harry Stands Up For Native     Knowledge Debra Harry Stands Up For Native Knowledge
Debra Harry Stands Up For Native Knowledge
Taking on Corporate Power Taking on Corporate Power
The stories in YES! Magazine's Stand Up to Corporate Power about the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up to challenge corporate dominance.
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
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