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PEOPLE POWER

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

Second Chance For Black Farmers
by Carol Estes
A recent class-action suit by black farmers against the USDA fails to stem the loss of land by African American farmers.
Discussion Guide: Reclaiming the Commons Discussion Guide: Reclaiming the Commons
This guide is designed to provide a starting point for your discussion of some of the issues explored in the Summer 2001 issue of YES! magazine.
The Cornucopia of the Commons
by David Bollier
The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.
Sky Trust Sky Trust
by Peter Barnes
Sky Trust, by Peter Barnes. Carbon permits could reduce carbon emissions while returning benefits to individuals and rewarding conservation.
The Sound And the Furious
by Corinne Asturias
The Sound and the Furious, by Corinne Asturias. How silence is good for commons and noise pollution invades every refuge.
Voters Bill of Rights
How we can make sure the mistakes of the 2000 elections never happen again
Corporate Cabinet
by Russell Mokhiber, Robert Weissman
The myth if compassionate conservatism and the reality of corporate conservatism.
Doing Right By the Planet
by Bill McKibben
Is President Bush really serious about global warming? Bill McKibben describes what needs to be done.
State of the Possible
by Fran Korten
Practical idealists from diverse movements and perspectives consider the possibilities for transformational change at State of the Possible retreats sponsored by Positive Futures Network.
Corporate Democracy, Civic Disrespect
by James Galbraith
Why america has gone from a constitutional republic to a corporate democracy and what to do about it.
The Nexxt Revolutionaries
by Shannon Service
the nexxt revolutionaries, by Shannon Service. Stories of youth activists and their campaigns for the earth, for justice, and against globalization.
Veterans of Hope: Ruby Sales
by Ruby Sales
In this Veterans of Hope interview, Ruby Sales tells of her release from prison in Haneyville, Alabama, where she and Jonathan Daniels, a white seminarian, had been registering people to vote.
Breakthroughs
by Richard Heinberg
Innovation, insight, and knowledge from the 20th century could inspire social transformation in the 21st.
Freedom's Sacred Dance
by Vincent Harding, Rosemarie Freeney Harding
The Veterans of Hope Project brings together veterans of the civil rights movement with young activist to explore links between religion and social transformation.
The New Solidarity The New Solidarity
by Anthony S. Arch
the new solidarity, by Anthony S. Arch. Steelworkers and forest activists forge a new alliance.
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