Peace and Justice

Reality Check: More Police Officers Don’t Equal Safer Neighborhoods
by Zenobia Jeffries
Earlier this year, activists launched a campaign called Freedom Cities to protect and uplift all people of color. (And, no, it doesn't include more police.)
You Don’t Need a Sanctuary City to Help Your Immigrant Neighbors
by Yessenia Funes
In Greensboro, North Carolina, sanctuary policies are banned. But that hasn’t stopped residents and local police from supporting immigrants in their community.
How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence
by Yana Kunichoff, Sarah Macaraeg
The ordinance provides a meaningful model for creating reparations at the local level.
This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants
by Carrie Koplinka-Loehr
What’s at stake in a world where science is marginalized? Programs like AguaClara, which offer sustainable, low-cost solutions to communities in need.
6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
by Jaime Alfaro, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
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 Jensen
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 Snyder
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 Hillstrom
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 Stannard
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 Stringer
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 Hachadourian
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 Svoboda
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 Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
The Hopeful Thing About Our Ugly, Painful Polarization
by George Lakey
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 Gupta
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.