People Power
The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later

A decade after the streets of Cochabamba exploded in what became known as the Water Revolt, the people of Bolivia’s third largest city filled the streets once again to commemorate the anniversary of a grassroots victory that has become known around the world.

5 Ways to Stand Up for Fairer Taxes

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

Big banks don't just undermine local economies—they're bad for your wallet, too.

Goodbye, Granny D

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

In a symbolic decision, democracy trumps capital as Icelanders say "no" to big bank bailouts.

Drafting Nature's Constitution

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

Local businesses are educating communities, changing economic policies, and even outperforming chain competitors.

A Prairie Populist Leaves the Senate

Jonathan Rowe on the retirement of his friend Byron Dorgan, a champion of workers and farmers and an early opponent of deregulating the banking industry.