People Power

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.
Occupy Economics: Because We’re Teaching It Wrong
Does Occupy Wall Street highlight the failures of traditional Econ 101? These economists think so.
We the People vs. Wall Street
by Sarah van Gelder
The YES! Magazine editors are planning a new issue focused on practical ways to counter the power of corporations and Wall Street. Can you help?
Jobs Not Cuts: UK Strikes Against Austerity
by Ari Berman
In Britain, two million public sector workers launched the largest strike in three decades.
7 Ways to Support the Real Job Creator: Main Street
by John Cavanagh, David Korten
Turns out most job creation comes from the 99 percent, not the one percent.
Occupy Wall Street, Beyond Encampments
by Luis Moreno-Caballud, Marina Sitrin
As winter arrives and police crack down, how can occupiers keep their movement alive—and help it grow? Veteran activists share lessons from Spain’s Indignados.