Dignity and freedom for all.
Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum
posted Dec 21, 2011
- In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen Hortonposted Dec 16, 2011
- A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel Wallersteinposted Dec 09, 2011
- Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark Englerposted Nov 29, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
A Story of Slavery and Freedom in Florida's Tomato Fields
posted Nov 01, 2011
- Video: A short documentary shows a side of tomatoes few people ever see or think about.
Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archerposted Oct 27, 2011
- This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstromposted Oct 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.
Prison or Deportation: What Choices Are Immigrants Given?
by Elizabeth Ruiz, as told to Oliver Lazenbyposted Oct 07, 2011
- On her way to work one morning, Elizabeth Ruiz took a two-month detour to a detention center. What she gave up to keep her family together.
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 26, 2011
- Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
Troy Davis' Last Request
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 22, 2011
- Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.
Time to Stop the Real Reefer Madness
by Laura Carlsenposted Sep 16, 2011
- Since its inception, the War on Drugs has cost millions of dollars and thousands of lives. The civilians caught in the crossfire say it’s time for change.
What You Can Do to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
by Jen Marloweposted Sep 09, 2011
- In two weeks, Georgia plans to execute a man whose guilt is in doubt, but there is still hope for clemency.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Aug 29, 2011
- To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
More Incarceration Is Not the Answer
by Ruth Wilson Gilmoreposted Aug 19, 2011
- In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
People We Love: Bert Sacks
by Robert Mellingerposted Jul 25, 2011
- A peace activist defies sanctions to save lives.