People Power

Mr. Colbert Goes to the FEC
by Brooke Jarvis
The satirist wants to form "a megaphone made of cash"—his own super PAC.
Keepers of the Seeds
by Winona LaDuke
Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
Photo Essay: Crude Reflections from the Amazon
by Lou Dematteis
After enduring years of toxic dumping and rising cancer rates, indigenous Ecuadorians took oil giant Chevron to court to fight for the life of the rainforest—and its people.
Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth
by Kristin Kolb
YES! reviews the latest book from offbeat activist Diane Wilson.
Tax Day 2011: "The More You Make, The Less You Pay"
by Chuck Collins
Corporations are dodging taxes, governments are cutting social services, and Americans are fed up. How they're fighting back.
The Budget Agreement: No Occasion for Back-Patting
by Alan W. Houseman
Lawmakers are congratulating themselves for averting government shutdown—but the nation's budget for 2012 is still out of balance.
Jon Stewart: Wait, Who’s Greedy?
GE's not paying taxes ... and public employees are the ones we're calling "greedy, parasitic, and selfish?"
The End of Empire
by David Korten
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
Fighting America’s Corporate Coup D’Etat
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein on how Americans across the country are resisting the Shock Doctrine.
Tackling Corporate Power, One Town at a Time
by Mari Margil
How communities are saying "no" to corporate drilling—even if it means bucking state law.
Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping Giant
by Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvis
Workers across the country are demanding to know why corporations and the wealthy get bailouts and tax breaks while teachers and steel workers bear the burdens of budget crises.
People We Love: Inez Killingsworth
by Alyssa B. Johnson
How one outspoken resident is helping Cleveland's families keep their homes.
On the Origin of Corporations
by David Korten
How today's Wall Street profiteers follow in the footsteps of the buccaneers and privateers of yesteryear.
US Uncut: Standing Up to Corporate Tax Dodgers
Photo essay: "Austerity for us, prosperity for them"—and more signs from US Uncut's 50-city protests of corporate tax avoidance.
War Against the Middle Class
by David Korten
How Wall Street undermined an American ideal and won the class war.