People Power

How Occupy is Transforming Our National Conversation
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
In just two months, the Occupy movement has begun to unseat an economic narrative that held sway for thirty years.
This Changes Everything: How the 99% Woke Up
by Sarah van Gelder
Introducing the movement that’s shifting our vision of what kind of world is possible—from the new book, “This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement.”
Occupy A New Conversation
by David Korten
America is a tale of two economies: one serves Wall Street, and the other is accountable to the rest of us. Which one will we choose?
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarized Policing Is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
From his experience overseeing Seattle’s infamous crackdown on WTO protesters years ago, Norm Stamper knows exactly what police should not do.
Emotional Learning Brings Real Hope to Schools
by Katherine Gustafson
A little-known movement helps kids understand the connection between the brain and heart, and improve their behavior (and test scores) too.
An Oregon Experiment in Citizen Governance
by Tyrone Reitman
A new law that puts voters in charge of breaking through political spin could be a first step in making policy decisions that work.
Occupy Wall Street’s Moral Ground
by Kathleen Moore
Much of the Occupy movement’s power comes from a simple moral message: It’s wrong to wreck the world. It’s wrong to wreck the health and hopes of others.
Plastic State of Mind
A video parody: Why the age-old "paper or plastic?" question shouldn't be a question at all.
Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation
by Gar Alperovitz
Beyond revolution and reform: Gar Alperovitz on how we can fundamentally transform our financial system.
EU: Drawing a Line in the Tar Sands?
by Robert Mellinger
A controversial move to prohibit oil imported from what’s been called the world’s dirtiest fuel source could be an example for the rest of us.
Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archer
This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections
by Brooke Jarvis
For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?
Where Does Occupy Go From Here?
Video: #OccupyWallStreet set something in motion that will continue in ways we can't predict.
Occupy Wall Street, 1979
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Before there were hashtags, 32 years ago, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...
Weathering Walker's Storm: Staying Positive in Wisconsin
by Jean Abreu
Jean Abreu talks candidly about Wisconsin Governor Walker's legislation, and how her school community in Wisconsin pulled together to protect what they worked so hard to create.