People Power

The People’s Media
by Joseph Torres
Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet.
A Magna Carta Moment for Internet Freedom
Rebecca MacKinnon: Why we must fight for Internet rights—before they’re sold, legislated, and programmed away.
Big News on Bank Transfers
by Brooke Jarvis
The Occupy effect? In the last 3 months, Americans switched banks at three times the normal rate.
Deregulation Nation
Video: Why is the Occupy movement focused on bank deregulation?
The Koch Brothers Exposed
by Oliver Lazenby
Film Review: How far do the tentacles of the Kochtopus reach? Follow the money with this collection of 13 short films.
A Bold Win Against Big Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
How people power stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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.