People Power

3 World Water Wins
by Maude Barlow, Anil Naidoo, Meera Karunananthan
Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.
How Felton, Calif., Achieved Water Independence
by Tara Lohan
A tiny Californian town took back its water supply—and your town can too.
People We Love :: Donna Edwards
by Berit Anderson
Standing against corporate power.
Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
by Beverly Bell
A coalition of peasant farmers is standing up for food sovereignty.
Marching on K Street to Transform Wall Street
by John Cavanagh
To curb Wall Street's power, we need to get our own government back on our side.
The 28th Amendment? Interview with Donna Edwards
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! Magazine executive editor Sarah van Gelder spoke to Rep. Donna Edwards about the constitutional amendment Edwards introduced in response to the Citizens United decision.
Fix the Economy, Not Wall Street
by David Korten
Would-be Wall Street regulators aren't asking the right question: How do we create a financial services sector that directs money where it is actually needed?
The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia's historic grassroots victory against Bechtel is a reminder of the power of protest—as well as the importance of less romantic work.
Citizens United: People Strike Back
by Riki Ott, David Cobb
How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes
by Chuck Collins
How can we protect public services while stopping the "Great Tax Shift" from corporations and the wealthy to the middle class and small businesses?
Move Your Money and Save
by Stacy Mitchell
Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.
Goodbye, Granny D
by Rob Richie
Remembering the inspiring life of Doris Haddock, a great-grandmother from New Hampshire who decided, at age 88, to take a stand (and a very long walk) to protect democracy.
Iceland Busts the Banksters
by John Nichols
In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.
Drafting Nature's Constitution
Video: Simply regulating pollution will never really stop it. Mari Margil of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund discusses why we need a fundamental change in the way we use law to protect nature.
The Power of Local
by Jeff Milchen
Through mutual support and community education, independent businesses are finding ways to promote local economies and even outperform chains.