Peace and Justice
11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria
by Sarah van GelderAug 29, 2013
- Remember the last time we were told military strikes were needed because a Middle Eastern despot had used weapons of mass destruction?
After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff
by Christa HillstromAug 29, 2013
- We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism
by Drew Dellinger, Walter DellingerAug 28, 2013
- As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.
Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa HillstromAug 21, 2013
- It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
by Corey HillAug 16, 2013
- An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick PearsonAug 05, 2013
- Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is
by Doug Pibel, Katrina RabelerAug 01, 2013
- What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing
by James TrimarcoJul 18, 2013
- For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
To Keep Kids Out of Trouble—And Prison—Teach Them to Understand Their Emotions
by Katherine GustafsonJul 02, 2013
- After teaching students to understand and talk through their conflicts, schools in Denver and Los Angeles have seen major reductions in disciplinary action.
A Roadmap to a World Without Drone Proliferation?
by Ken ButiganMay 30, 2013
- It’s not too late to forge a drone-free future. International treaties have already helped ban landmines and nuclear weapons testing—and could mitigate drone warfare’s worst atrocities.
Marriage Equality for Minnesota? You Betcha!
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 16, 2013
- In just six months, the “Land of Lakes” went from debating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, to legalizing it this week. One proud resident on celebrating change in one of our more politically quirky states.
Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters
by Sarah LazareMay 16, 2013
- High school's tough enough without having to face prison time for refusing to serve an occupation you know is wrong.
Housing Crisis on the Rez: Why Haul a Run-Down Shack from the Plains to DC?
by Mark Andrew BoyerMay 09, 2013
- Tribal leaders trucked the battered old home to Washington to show the nation’s leaders what the housing crisis on reservations looks like in person.
After Police Shooting of Teenager, A Brooklyn Neighborhood Dreams of Justice
by Kristin MoeMar 27, 2013
- On March 9, two NYPD officers in plain clothes shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray. At the marches and nightly vigils held in his memory, people are demanding a different kind of police department.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph SolisMar 08, 2013
- Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.