Peace and Justice
US Patent Office Says It Won't Protect a Racial Slur. Here's What It Means for the Washington Team
by Molly RuskJun 20, 2014
- Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse, the Navajo activist who started a lawsuit to get the Washington football team to change their name.
11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us
by Kali SwensonJun 17, 2014
- Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003, but her passion for peace lives on in her writings.
The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It
by Wendy CallMay 16, 2014
- The movement to end the violence through the decriminalization of drugs has never had so much momentum. And it's never been easier to get involved.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace ClementMay 14, 2014
- The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Meet the Real-Life Inmates Fighting for Mothers' Rights at "Orange Is the New Black" Prison
by Victoria LawApr 25, 2014
- On issue after issue, women prisoners have learned to be their own strongest advocates.
Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion
by Molly RuskApr 17, 2014
- Why did an elementary school math problem go viral? It has to do with a new set of federal education standards known as the Common Core.
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
by Wendy CallMar 21, 2014
- On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
Russian Aggression Deserves a Response, But U.S. Lacks Credibility to Lead It
by Stephen ZunesMar 17, 2014
- The United States cannot legitimately lead an international response to the illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine until it abides by international law itself.
Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
by Raye StoeveMar 14, 2014
- A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghMar 12, 2014
- If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
by Valerie SchloredtMar 06, 2014
- In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
by Laura FlandersFeb 26, 2014
- Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
From Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis: Can Art Provide Justice When Courts Fail?
by Carla MurphyFeb 21, 2014
- "Having not been a judge or a witness who could've helped communicate what Michael Dunn did, my art is the only way I can give Jordan Davis justice."
How a Great Man Put Down His Guns: Martin Luther King's Path to Nonviolence
by Mark Engler, Paul EnglerJan 16, 2014
- It took years of political evolution for King to understand nonviolence not merely as a moral force, but as an effective strategy for leveraging political change.
How Restorative Justice Changed This Colorado Cop's Views on Prison
by Molly Rowan LeachJan 14, 2014
- In restorative justice, those who commit crimes have to face the consequences of their actions. After this Colorado policeman tried it out, he came to believe it's part of the answer to America's prison problem.