Peace and Justice

Giving Kentucky’s Young People a Reason to Stay
by Emma Eisenberg
A voice and the power to solve problems will make progressive young people see their future in conservative and economically struggling Central Appalachia.
During Childbirth, Enduring the Patriarchy Was the Hardest Part
by Rachael Rifkin
After nine months of misogynistic language from doctors and nurses, it’s easy to forget that you’re the decision-maker about your own body.
Preventing Sexual Harassment Begins in Early Childhood
by Megan Hicks, Poco Kernsmith, Joanne Smith-Darden
Sexual abuse is not just a “women’s issue,” and we need to stop treating it as one.
Trump’s War on Opioids Won’t Work—But California Knows What Will
by Mike Males
More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.
How Inmates, Scientists, and Government Workers Are Teaming Up to Save This Butterfly
by Sarah van Gelder
The effort to restore prairie ecosystems in Washington state before they disappear.
The Woman Aiming to Get 50 Million Americans Into the Worker-Owner Economy
by Fran Korten
And she has a plan to do it.
How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege
by Chris Moore-Backman
What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me.
No More White Saviors: Let People Lead Their Own Movements
by Aura Bogado
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.
New Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe
by Kelly Hayes
“The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.”
New Federal Guidelines For Campus Assault Put Heavy Burden on Victims
by Adam Lynch
College administrators worry a more rigorous process for proving sexual assault could send the wrong message to students.
The Essential Ingredient of Democracy
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
We need more than good-heartedness to save our democracy. We need the courage to act on it.
My Trouble With #MeToo
by Joanna Bock
We are limiting the potential of this campaign if we insist that everyone get in a box and become one of three things: perpetrators, victims, or allies.
6 Signs Your Callout Isn’t Actually About Accountability
by Maisha Z. Johnson
In many ways, holding each other accountable has come to mean punishing each other. Here’s how you can refocus on the bigger picture instead.
The New Co-op Helping Ex-Inmates Find Work—and Recover
by J. Gabriel Ware
Washington, D.C., has the highest incarceration rate in the country. That’s why Juan Reid launched this cooperative owned and operated by ex-inmates.
The High Cost of Free Speech on College Campuses
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Public universities must walk a delicate line when it comes to upholding free speech in this charged political environment.