People Power

7 Ways to Support the Real Job Creator: Main Street
by John Cavanagh, David Korten
Turns out most job creation comes from the 99 percent, not the one percent.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark Engler
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
How Will Occupy Evolve?
What’s next for the Occupy movement? Thom Hartmann interviews Sarah van Gelder about the new book, This Changes Everything.
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?