People Power

As Trans-Pacific Partnership Falters, Opponents Go After Fence-Sitting Pols
by James Trimarco
A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it's not dead yet.
Video: New Hampshire's Campaign to Make 2016 About Money in Politics
At a time when politicians spend more time fundraising than making policy, the New Hampshire Rebellion aims to make political corruption the number-one issue in the 2016 election cycle.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simonton
Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
These 5 Black Friday Send-Ups Remind Us to Keep Laughing, Not Shopping
by Erin Sagen
Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
The profits of corporate giants that crash our economy and corrupt our politics deserve your outrage. But the efforts to curb them need your creative energy.
World Governments: If You Won't Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will
by Michael T. Klare
If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people's movements will put their futures in question.
Wikileaks Puts the TPP's Feet to the Flames—Can It Take the Heat?
by James Trimarco
After a major leak from the agreement's secret text, people are talking about the TPP. What will it mean for the secretive trade deal's future?
Will the Tropical Island of Kauai Be the Next Front in GMO Fight?
by Maureen Nandini Mitra
Local lawmakers will vote today on whether to overturn the mayor's veto of a bill to regulate the use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island.
How the Voters of One Small County May Have Stopped 48 Million Tons of Coal
by Rachael Stoeve
In a council election unlike any other in the history of Whatcom County, voters sided with representatives believed to be against a proposed coal export facility.
Four Signs that Regular Folks Can Still Win (and One That Shows the Power of Money)
by Sarah van Gelder
Here are four cases in yesterday's election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way.
"Anonymous" Hacktivists to Government: "You Can't Arrest Us All"
by Rachael Stoeve
In new video, the hacker collective vows to stand by those targeted by what it deems "corrupt governments."
What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael Stoeve
As it turns out, they were leading a workshop on how to move billions of dollars in public and nonprofit funds to sustainable investments.
Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics
by Erin Sagen
In case you were distracted by Tea Party antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news.
Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown
by Fran Korten
So unchecked campaign spending has played a role in today’s political chaos, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC could make things way, way worse. Now here’s the good news.
What 11-Year-Olds Get—and Adults Forget—About Child Labor in Chocolate
by Katrina Rabeler
Marie Hogan confronted Hershey’s about using children in its supply chain because she cares about other kids, fairness—and candy. Here’s what we can learn from her.