Peace and Justice
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin MoeOct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette CosnerOct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John PerkinsJul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy BellJul 02, 2012
- Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than simply a series of isolated movements for social change.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean BurnsJun 28, 2012
- Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
You Can’t Ban History
May 31, 2012
- An artist's response to Arizona's ban on ethnic studies.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj PatelMay 25, 2012
- From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
A World Bank President We Can Get Behind?
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghMar 28, 2012
- The candidates for next month’s selection could finally change the game of serving markets over people—and we all might have a role to play.
A People’s History of Robin Hood
by Paul BuhleFeb 15, 2012
- For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons. Why we still need him today.
Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World
by Madhu Suri PrakashJan 27, 2012
- While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.
Beyond “Free” or “Fair” Trade: Mexican Farmers Go Local
by Mike WoldJan 23, 2012
- We usually think of the demand for local, organic foods as coming from the North. But in southern Mexico, the growing localist movement is a strategy for survival.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline OstranderDec 14, 2011
- This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel WallersteinDec 09, 2011
- Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa HillstromOct 22, 2011
- In Africa, women’s resistance to the new Green Revolution shows that the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa HillstromOct 11, 2011
- Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.