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PEOPLE POWER

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

What Happens To Your Heart
by David Morse
The Campaign of Conscience joins North Americans who oppose the war in Iraq. They organize acts of civil disobedience and continue to provide humanitarian aid to Iraqis.
Ten Things You Can Do To Shape History
by Fran Korten
A commentary by Fran Korten in response to September 11.
The Hidden Commons The Hidden Commons
by Jonathan Rowe
What is the commons, and how is it valued?
Resource Guide for the Commons Resource Guide for the Commons
Organizations, books, websites
Where There's a Way Where There's a Way
by Michael M'Gonigle
Where there's a way, by Michael M'Gonigle. Global Trade Agreements are just the latest way local communities are losing control over the surrounding forests and the watersheds. If there was a way to reclaim the commons, might there also be a political will?
Great Commons of the World
by Kari McGinnis
Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.
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.
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