People Power

The 99 Percent: Why We Protest
Video: Thousands of ordinary people have shown up from all around the country to support #OccupyWallStreet. Who are they?
Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power
by Sarah van Gelder
How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.
Why #OccupyWallStreet Has Staying Power
by Mark Engler
How the anti-corporate protests have evolved into the populist force now sweeping the nation.
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
In their own words, why protesters are occupying Wall Street.
David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet
by David Korten
By the calendar it’s autumn, but for many it is the beginning of the American Spring.
Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded
by Mark Engler
They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing?
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelder
Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
by Nathan Schneider
There’s a lot of misinformation about the occupation of Wall Street. What’s it really about?
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.
Dear Big Coal: You’re Not Above the Law
by Sarah van Gelder
How many times can a corporation break the law and continue to exist? Inside the fight to revoke Massey Energy’s corporate charter.
In Photos: The People vs. the Pipeline
Photo essay: The climate justice movement gets (civilly) disobedient.
Asking for What Obama Promised
by Madeline Ostrander
Protesters push Obama to resist the influence of the oil industry and stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
Can Communities Reclaim the Right to Say “No”?
by Mari Margil
Many communities trying to keep fracking, drilling, or big box stores out finding they don’t have the legal right. Their response? Take on the very structure of law.
A Very Civil Civil Disobedience
"From Henry David Thoreau, to Susan B. Anthony, to Gandhi, to King, to you." Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox on how you can help stop the disastrous development of the Canadian tar sands.