All People Power

Views
Five Years After: Long Live Howard Zinn
Today—Jan. 27—marks five years since the death of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn . Not a day goes by that I don’t wonder what Howard would say about something—the growth of the climate justice movement, #BlackLivesMatter, the new Selma film, the killings at the Charlie Hebdo offices...
Read more
Views
SELC and Shareable Kick Off Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S.
Neil Thapar first encountered seed issues in law school when he worked with the Center for Food Safety against genetically-modified food. But it was a season spent working on an organic farm in Santa Cruz, California when he began to understand, first-hand, the importance of seeds as a foundation...
Read more
Views
From Detroit to Dublin, A Fight for the Right to Water
It’s lunchtime at a quiet bar and restaurant by Dublin’s River Liffey, and a man in his thirties walks in holding a copy of his résumé. He wants to leave it for management to look over. “Sorry, waste of time,” the server says bluntly, raising her hand two feet off the counter. “I’ve résumés up to...
Read more
News
Protesters Welcome New Pennsylvania Governor to Office With Simple Message: Ban Fracking Now
Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's inauguration on Tuesday in a grassroots show of force against fracking. The action, organized by the newly formed Pennsylvanians Against Fracking coalition, kicked off at a Harrisburg church, followed by a march to and rally at...
Read more
News
On 5th Anniversary of Citizens United, Groups Nationwide Decry Corporate Influence in Politics
On the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which unleashed a scourge of dark money and unlimited corporate spending in U.S. elections, a coalition of reform-minded organizations gathered on Wednesday to promote several key pieces of...
Read more
News
Amid Rising Islamophobia In Germany, Thousands March Against Racism
Thousands of people marched through cities and towns across Germany on Monday calling for tolerance and racial equality in the face of the country's rising Islamophobic demonstrations that fall under the banner of the far-right, extremist organization Pegida. At least 17,000 people took part in the...
Read more
News
With MLK Day Blockade, Seneca Lake Protesters Declare: 'We Are Planting Our Flag'
"Clean Air and Clean Water are Civil Rights," was the message as dozens of protesters, taking up the call for civil disobedience in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, continued their months-long blockade of a natural gas facility near the shores of Seneca Lake in upstate New York...
Read more
News
Taking Back the Streets and Their Stories, Thousands Reclaim MLK Day
Thousands of people took to the streets on Monday rebuking what they say is the "sanitized" version of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and calling to restore the legacy of a man whose protests, like their own, were never "convenient." The nationwide actions marked the birthday of the civil rights...
Read more
News
Five Decades After Momentous Civil Rights Action, Friendship Nine to be Exonerated
More than fifty years after their 'jail, no bail' strategy helped galvanize the fight against racial inequality, serving as a model for other protesters nationwide and spurring larger actions like the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 and the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965,...
Read more
Views
Across Europe and Beyond, Food Movement on the March
I joined the march against agribusiness in Berlin on Saturday, 17 January. It is too easy to be blasé about yet another demonstration. However, the large turnout of tens of thousands of people of all ages during a winter day was good for me. It reminded me that many others also care deeply about...
Read more

Pages