People Power

Bill McKibben’s Math: Climate Change Hits Home (in a 22-City Tour)
by Phil Aroneanu
It shouldn't take a hurricane to blow open the debate about climate change. But Sandy might help prove what's at stake in a nationwide campaign to divest university endowments from the fossil fuel industry.
GMOs at the Polls: 7 Things to Tell Your Friends Before Election Day
by Frances Moore Lappe
Americans are the world’s GMO guinea pigs, say Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé. But California’s ballot initiative on labeling GMO foods would give everyone the choice to change that for themselves.
Occupy Wall Street’s Next Move: Bailing Out the People, One at a Time
by Yates McKee
The debt resisters of Occupy Wall Street mobilize arts, education, and media for a “People’s Bailout.”
For Some Debtors, “Coming Out” Is First Step Toward Resistance
by Chris Kasper
Chris Kasper hadn’t realized how much shame he felt for being in debt until he stood up in public and spoke about it. As much of Occupy’s energy flows into debt resistance, more people are doing the same.
Live at 8:00 EST: Occupy Wall Street’s Rolling Jubilee
by YES! online team
Tonight, Strike Debt brings you the Rolling Jubilee, a bailout for the 99 percent. Watch the NYC event live with us to see Occupy buy up your debt—and then abolish it.
Proposition 37 Targeted by “Misleading” Ad Campaigns
by Corey Hill
A ten-day ad blitz courtesy of companies like Cargill, Monsanto, and Syngenta has swayed many voters against a ballot initiative to label foods containing genetically modified organisms. Yet supporters still expect the initiative to pass.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garza
How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record
by Chuck Collins
How do your representatives stack up when it comes to voting on policy that helps—or hinders—economic equality? Before you go to the polls, check out the Congressional Report Card for the 99%
Book Review: “99 to 1” by Chuck Collins
by Scott Gast
Inside the wealth gap that’s wrecking the world—and what we can do about it.
Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishai
If breastfeeding is healthier for babies, why are hospitals pushing corporate infant formula? How a growing number of states and cities are banning marketing in the maternity ward.
A Farm Bill Only Monsanto Could Love
by Corey Hill
Three provisions in the bill would make it more difficult to regulate the safety of genetically modified crops. Consumers fight back with a flurry of organizing.
Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees
by Candice Bernd
Despite rough treatment at the hands of law enforcement, tree sitters and their allies remain steadfast in their nonviolence.
Time for Some Good Jobs Guarantees
by Brooke Jarvis
Corporations often take big helpings of public funds, saying that they’ll provide jobs in return. But how can communities make sure they deliver?
Occupy at One Appears Restless, Transformed
by Sarah Jaffe
The events of September 17, 2012, showed an Occupy Movement full of new ideas and unwilling to rest on its laurels.
How Do You Measure a Dream?
by Marina Sitrin
One year later, Marina Sitrin looks back on the Occupy movement, not as a list of victories and failures, but as a growing fabric of empowered voices.