People Power

Occupy UC Davis: Whose University?
by Jennifer Kaye
How a student sit-in led to a national outcry.
5 Acts of Creative Disruption
by Ayla Harbin, Christa Hillstrom
Video: From mic checks in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to flash mobs at Target, expressing dissent has never been more colorful.
How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
New York’s Little Revolution
by Ellen Cantarow
How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.
The State of the 99 Percent
by Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh
The Occupy movement is clearly affecting political rhetoric ... but what about real action?
Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable
by Sarah van Gelder
7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.
How the Pipeline Died—And How to Bury It For Good
by Jamie Henn
The inside story: Grassroots strategies paid off for the climate movement in a big way.
Honest Appalachia: A Local WikiLeaks?
by Sue Sturgis
In a region not known for corporate or political transparency, a new website aims to give whistleblowers a forum.
Four Smart State Laws Set to Move in 2012
by Charles Monaco
Congress may be deadlocked, but practical, popular solutions are gaining momentum at the state level.
Why I’m Giving Up Cynicism for New Year's
by Bill McKibben
Let’s be naïve enough to demand a country more like the one we were promised in high school civics class.
How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United
by Brooke Jarvis
From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
A Bill of Rights for Occupied Communities
by Jeff Reifman, Thomas Linzey
A bill of rights that protects people and nature, but not corporations? Your community could be next.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostrander
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
After Durban: Climate Activists Target Corporate Power
by Madeline Ostrander
After another disappointing round of UN negotiations, climate justice activists have a new strategy.
Occupy Moves to the Home Front
by Nathan Schneider
Why the attempt to take on foreclosures directly is our clearest glimpse yet of what Occupy Phase II will look like.