Peace and Justice
"Pro-poor" Relief for Haiti
by Kim EckartFeb 26, 2010
- In the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people, a call is growing for more long-term, sustainable solutions, such as debt relief.
Hope's Poet: Interview with Dennis Brutus
by Shirin ShirinFeb 25, 2010
- The late Dennis Brutus, an elder in South Africa's long struggle against apartheid, shares his story, his poetry, and why he's optimistic about the global justice movement.
Gender and Justice in Haiti
by Beverly BellFeb 17, 2010
- Beverly Bell remembers Magalie Marcelin, a leader of Haiti's movement for women's rights, who was killed during the earthquake.
From Disaster Aid to Solidarity
by Beverly BellFeb 12, 2010
- How can concerned foreigners help Haiti recover while respecting the needs and desires of those who live there?
Fighting Like Hell
by Beverly BellFeb 11, 2010
- Haiti has a long history of exploitation, but an equally long history of powerful resistance.
Quote: President Barack Obama
Feb 11, 2010
- A quote from President Barack Obama, from the America: The Remix issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
Jan 27, 2010
- Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert ReynoldsDec 26, 2009
- In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public
by Heather PurserDec 15, 2009
- The White House has begun making its visitor logs publicly available on its website, reversing a Bush administration policy that kept such records secret.
Homeland Security Addresses Rights Violations
by Susie ShuttsDec 15, 2009
- In October, the Department of Homeland Security announced reforms aimed at improving conditions for immigrants being held in detention centers.
Human Rights in the Age of Obama
by Tanya DawkinsDec 15, 2009
- Interview with Ajamu Baraka: Protecting human rights during a recession means rethinking the role of government, taking direct action, and creating an equitable society.
People We Love :: Bahati Kizungu
by Lynsi BurtonDec 15, 2009
- Reporting for children’s rights.
Global South Demands Climate Justice
by Jennifer Krill, Adrian Wilson.Dec 09, 2009
- Delegates from developing nations are worried about the fairness of the COP-15 process after the leakage of an early negotiation text.
Poverty, Global Trade Justice, and the Roots of Terrorism
by John PerkinsNov 13, 2009
- To combat terrorism, we should address the root causes of poverty, says former "economic hit man" John Perkins.
A Conversation About Nonviolence
by Eric StonerNov 13, 2009
- Eric Stoner responds to Stephen Zunes: Yes, nonviolent movements have achieved important democratic and political reforms. But if they fail to address the divide between rich and poor, are they really success stories?