Peace and Justice
MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.Feb 22, 2013
- Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.
Today, One Billion Rise
by Christa HillstromFeb 14, 2013
- Rise, strike, dance! Join the worldwide walkout for the end of violence against women and girls.
Pathway to Progress in Israel Runs through International Law, Local and Global Action
by Phyllis BennisFeb 06, 2013
- While Israel moved away from the far right in last month’s elections, the new coalition is unlikely to alter the occupation. But change may come from divestment campaigns, the new U.N recognition of Palestinian statehood, and in the Israeli and Palestinian campaigns of nonviolent resistance.
Rosa Parks, Champion for Human Rights
by Grace Lee Boggs, Alice B. JenningsFeb 04, 2013
- On Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, she’s broadly celebrated and even has a stamp bearing her image. But her radical life story is too often left untold.
Vandana Shiva: Our Violent Economy is Hurting Women
by Vandana ShivaJan 18, 2013
- There is a connection between the growth of unjust economic policies and the intensification of crimes against women. The Delhi gang rape has triggered a revolution—one that we must sustain.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Let’s Take a Stand for Domestic Workers
by Tiffany WilliamsJan 11, 2013
- 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it's time to recognize domestic labor as real work that should be protected.
In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners
by Phyllis BennisNov 14, 2012
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that this morning's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza came in response to rocket attacks. The real reason may have more to do with his damaged political reputation at home.
People We Love: Somaly Mam
Nov 01, 2012
- Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben GussOct 18, 2012
- Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
Oct 08, 2012
- Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
One Billion Rising
Sep 24, 2012
- Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura MoyeSep 21, 2012
- What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen MarloweSep 21, 2012
- A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly KnefelSep 06, 2012
- Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
Widespread War on Reproductive Rights
by Lynsi BurtonSep 04, 2012
- National polls show that most of the public supports birth control and abortion rights. So what’s with the trend of trying to limit them?