People Power

Prevent a Tar Sands Disaster
by Nellis Kennedy-Howard
Why developing the tarsands has been called "world's most destructive project."
Bill McKibben: This Is Getting Exciting
by Bill McKibben
With thousands pledged to risk arrest at the White House to protect the Alberta tar sands, the climate movement’s biggest civil disobedience action ever is about to take Washington by storm.
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
by Sarah van Gelder
Interview: Van Jones is leading a national mobilization to rebuild the middle class—through decent work, fair taxes, and opportunities for all.
How To Build a People’s Movement
by Seth Borgos
Now’s the time to challenge economic orthodoxy—but only a massive social movement can turn things around.
The Best Bills of 2011
by Progressive States Network
Dig beneath the gloom: 13 positive, progressive state bills that could turn things around in the years to come.
The Bookstore After Borders: Protecting Creativity from Consolidation
by Stacy Mitchell
From books to music, why retail consolidation is bad news for creativity—and what can be done about it.
People We Love: Mahlon Mitchell
by Robert Mellinger
A Wisconsin firefighter protests for collective bargaining.
What About the People’s Budget?
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
There are better—and more fair—budget ideas out there. Why aren’t they being heeded?
The American Dream, Reloaded
It's happening: The movement to rebuild the dream means owning our stories about how it went wrong—and finding our own ways to make it right.
How to Liberate America
by David Korten
How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? David Korten introduces a landmark new report, “How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule.”
Climate Regulations a Job Killer? Quit Crying Wolf
by Donald Cohen
Over and over, the regulations that the Chamber of Commerce says will be catastrophic have become the basic safeguards we take for granted.
Better Policies Without the Politics
by Aaron Contorer
Regional policy centers show promise as a new model for driving change.
When the People Lead, the Leaders Follow
by David Korten
Deep change is possible, but only when a politically aware citizenry demands it.
A Green Dream Deferred?
by 99problems.org
Cornel West, Malia Lazu, and more on what the green movement would look like if Van Jones were still in the White House.
Two Points for the Tea Party. Now What?
by David Korten
We can all agree that we've got deficit and spending problems. But where do we go from here?