People Power

What a 10-Year-Old Did for the Tar Sands
by Angela Sterritt
Why a First Nations student from British Columbia is taking on a controversial trans-Canadian pipeline project—through song.
The Best Bills of 2011
by Progressive States Network
Dig beneath the gloom: 13 positive, progressive state bills that could turn things around in the years to come.
Join In: The People v. the Pipeline
Join us for a live Twitter chat at 8 p.m. EST with YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and others on the controversial tar sands pipeline and the mass civil disobedience kicking off next week to fight it.
The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation
by Stacy Mitchell
From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
People We Love: Maria Aguinda
by Oliver Lazenby
An indigenous elder from the Amazon takes Chevron to court.
People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.
Arrivederci, Water Profiteers
by Daniel Moss
“Water is a common good.” Why 96 percent of Italian voters rejected their government’s push for water privatization.
How to Liberate America
by David Korten
How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”
Appalachia’s Cry for Help
by Maria Gunnoe, Bo Webb, Mickey McCoy, Chuck Nelson, Bob Kincaid, Vernon Haltom
“We can no longer endure this reckless abuse of our rights, and our lives.” Appalachians appeal for help in the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining.
Standing Up to Corporatism
At the second March on Blair Mountain, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tells the story of America’s long struggle against unchecked corporate power.
5 Protests That Shook the World (With Laughter)
by The Yes Men
Great moments in “laughtivism” from Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the guys who duped the BBC, embarrassed Dow Chemical, and mocked Halliburton.
The Next American Revolution?
by David Korten
The current grassroots movement against corporate power can draw inspiration and lessons from the time our American forebears liberated themselves from a British king.
“America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”
by Sarah Anderson, Marlee Blasenheim
Nurses come face-to-face with the fallout of the financial crisis every day. Now they've joined the worldwide movement for a tax that would curb financial speculation—and help fill public needs.
The End of the American Dream?
Video: While the rich are getting richer, ordinary people are suffering. How can we bring an end to our "rich takes all" society?
How the Left and Right Can Unite
by David Korten
If we'd stop tearing each other apart, we might see an opportunity to win back our democracy from the rich and powerful.