People Power

“We Can Change History”
Video: Two weeks and 1,252 arrests later—how a committed group of activists made an oil pipeline an international issue.

Putting Corporate Tax Dodging on the Table
by Chuck Collins
In this time of austerity, major corporations are spending more on CEO pay and Congressional lobbying than they’re paying the IRS. How we can make them pay up.
Bring Our War Dollars Home
by Oliver Lazenby
U.S. Mayors: In order to build up jobs, we have to draw down troops.
A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street—Part 2
by David Korten
What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.
Pipeline Protests: Beyond the Usual Suspects
by Madeline Ostrander
Can opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline bring conservatives back to conservation?
A Presidential Declaration of Independence from Wall Street -Part 1
by David Korten
What might a truly new economic vision for America look like? This is my answer framed as the presidential address we must prepare the way for a future president to deliver.
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.