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PEOPLE POWER

How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.

Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It
Why You Need to Know About a Gross Thing Called #GamerGate—And the Women Who Fight It
We can learn a lot about the future of culture wars from a “movement” of video game players angry about efforts to make gaming more welcoming for women.
Posted Oct 22, 2014
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Posted Oct 21, 2014
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
Yes, They’re Mostly Students Occupying a Public Square. But Here’s Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Different
Hong Kong’s “Occupy Central” movement is neither revolutionary nor subversive: It’s a basic demand for a more responsive and accountable government.
Posted Oct 20, 2014
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy—The Story Begins in Navajo Country
A proposed community-owned solar project on an abandoned coal mine in Arizona illustrates how cooperative economics make it possible to stop extracting fossil fuels—without leaving workers behind.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
#FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri
#FergusonOctober: Clergy Go “Toe-to-Toe” with Police as Moral Mondays Arrive in Missouri
The weekend brought seekers of racial justice in Missouri to the police station, the university, and the local Wal-Mart—the scene of another recent police shooting of a young black man.
Posted Oct 16, 2014
To Build a New Economy, a New Government Comes First
To Build a New Economy, a New Government Comes First
National People’s Action Campaign is training the next wave of progressive candidates for 2016. Here’s how they could win.
Posted Oct 15, 2014
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
My Cousin Was Shot Dead by a Police Officer. Here’s What It Means for the New Economy Movement
Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the movements for racial justice and for an economy that works for everyone.
Posted Oct 14, 2014
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
When Poverty Was the Enemy, Not the Poor
The poverty rate in the U.S. would be 15 percent higher if not for the War on Poverty and government anti-poverty programs since 1967.
Posted Oct 09, 2014
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
These 8 Projects Are Sustaining the Momentum of the People’s Climate March
From people who are still literally marching to campaigns to sue the government for failing to take action on climate change, these projects make it clear that the People’s Climate March was just the beginning.
Posted Oct 07, 2014
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
Naomi Klein Tells YES!: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
Naomi Klein’s powerful new book explains why not only can the climate movement win—but it’s our best chance at overturning some of history’s greatest injustices.
Posted Oct 03, 2014
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
A Wall Street Equity Firm Evicted My Family. We’re Still Searching for a Home
Our experience strengthened our resolve to fight for housing as a human right.
Posted Oct 03, 2014
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
Photo Essay: Scenes from the Heart of the #FloodWallStreet Sit-In
There was more to #FloodWallStreet than a guy in a polar bear suit getting arrested. Here’s a gallery of lesser-known moments from the day’s events.
Posted Oct 02, 2014
Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
Why a Tiny Decrease in Unemployment Means a Big Pay Raise for the Poor
A sustained one-percentage-point decline in the unemployment rate is associated with a 9.4 percent rise in the wages of workers in the bottom quintile of the wage distribution.
Posted Oct 01, 2014
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
Three Projects that Block Violence Against Women By Bringing Communities Together
These projects show how everyday people can address violence in our own communities by break through the silence to interrupt abuse.
Posted Sep 30, 2014
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
Time for a New Containment Strategy? What Climate Marchers Can Learn from the Cold War
The leading strategies in the climate justice movement already resemble the Cold War policies of containment, roll-back, and isolation. But can they wear down the political power of the fossil fuel industry?
Posted Sep 29, 2014

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