Peace and Justice
6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
by Jaime Alfaro, Araz Hachadourian, Christa HillstromFeb 03, 2017
- In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert JensenJan 17, 2017
- Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy SnyderJan 13, 2017
- Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds
by Araz Hachadourian, Christa HillstromDec 19, 2016
- Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
North Dakota’s Public Bank Was Built for the People—Now It’s Financing Police at Standing Rock
by Matt StannardDec 14, 2016
- The nation’s only state bank was created to empower small farmers and local economies, but now it’s being used to silence indigenous people with militarized force. How did this happen?
Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights
by Liza Bayless, Kate StringerDec 13, 2016
- And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.
In Conservative States, 2 Cities (and a Church) Helped LGBT Rights Gain Ground
by Liza Bayless, Araz HachadourianDec 06, 2016
- From Idaho to Georgia, people found ways to offer sanctuary and legal protection.
8 Strategies for Confronting Hate (That Don’t Involve a Safety Pin)
by Elizabeth SvobodaDec 02, 2016
- Everyday heroism like standing up for someone in trouble means pushing past your own fear. Here's how to do so with caution and courage.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia JeffriesNov 21, 2016
- America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
by George LakeyNov 14, 2016
- Look to Norway and Sweden, where cooperative, socially democratic countries emerged after a frightening period of extreme polarization and social fracturing.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun GuptaNov 11, 2016
- Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
Building “Political Power” for Black Americans Where Voter Suppression Is Highest
by Liza BaylessNov 07, 2016
- This election will be the first in 50 years not to offer full protections under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the Movement for Black Lives is hopeful.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElweeNov 06, 2016
- Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia JeffriesNov 03, 2016
- Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out
by Liza BaylessOct 27, 2016
- Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.