Peace and Justice
After the Quake: Haiti's Slow Road to Healing
by Rachel HarmonJan 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Two years later, poverty, corruption, and health crises persist. But so does hope.
The (Remote-Controlled) War at Home
by Valerie SchloredtJan 12, 2012
- One in three military aircraft is now a drone. How activists are trying to bring the moral implications of drone warfare to light.
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore LappeJan 03, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadDec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Civil Rights Curriculum
by Jing FongDec 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 HortonDec 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 WallersteinDec 09, 2011
- Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark EnglerNov 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
Nov 01, 2011
- Video: A short documentary shows a side of tomatoes few people ever see or think about.
Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan ArcherOct 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 HillstromOct 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 LazenbyOct 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 GelderSep 26, 2011
- Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
Troy Davis' Last Request
by Sarah van GelderSep 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 CarlsenSep 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.