People Power

ALEC Retreats, Sort Of
by Brooke Jarvis
Following activist pressure and corporate defections, ALEC says it’s dropping its Stand Your Ground and voter ID efforts. So what comes next?
The Importance of Being Sassy
by Sven Eberlein
How Occupiers, pranksters, and artists speak louder than money.
No Tax Dollars for Deadbeats
by Doug Pibel
With corporations spending millions to dodge taxes, we’re directing our tax resentment at the wrong people.
Can There Be “Good” Corporations?
by Marjorie Kelly
When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes.
What to Make of the ALEC Exodus
by Brooke Jarvis
What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.
8 Ways to De-Corporatize Your Money
Debit or credit? Keep your dollars out of corporate clutches.
Watch Us Move Our Millions
by Rebecca Leisher
Cities, churches, and colleges take steps to move their money home.
How to Fix Health Care Without the Mandate
by Sarah van Gelder
Why truly affordable care means single-payer.
No More Handouts to Big Oil
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben’s five rules of the road for reforming fossil fuel subsidies.
Occupy 2.0: The Great Turning
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler on building a movement to build a new reality.
4 Ways to Flex Our Electoral Muscles
by Brooke Jarvis
What we can do right now to strengthen our democracy.
When Bankers Rule the World
by David Korten
How we can call out the myths, restructure the banking system, shut down the con game, and take back America.
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
Who Really Gets Burned With Tort Reform?
by Doug Pibel
It’s not about protecting ordinary people. It’s about the profits of the people and corporations who cause injuries.
Why Leaving Goldman Sachs Breaks the Rules of the Game
by Elizabeth Doty
Defector Greg Smith has been called dishonest, unprofessional, and self-serving. But what might he be telling us about how to do business responsibly?