Peace and Justice

Banishing DREAMers: The Meanness Isn’t Just Trump
by Mike Males
Tens of millions of Americans—many aging and white—are willing to sabotage young people rather than to accept racial diversity.
Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe
by Jenni Monet
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves.
Trump Kills DACA, Obama Hits Back, and DREAMers Try to Hold on to the Lives They’ve Built
by Lornet Turnbull
Trump’s repeal of DACA has DREAMers and their advocates vowing to fight back and scrambling to find Plan B.
Hurricane Rescuers and Survivors Use Social Media to Call for Help
by Bailey Williams
When 911 services were overwhelmed, stranded Houston residents used their Facebook and Instagram accounts to connect with community rescuers.
How Alaska Tribes Solved Their Dental Health Crisis
by Mark Trahant
Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist. And it does what good medicine should: improve public health.
Ignore the Lame Excuses: What 300,000 Escaped Salmon Prove About Factory Fish Farming
by Nancy Matsumoto
Sustainable-food advocates want to love aquaculture—yet it comes with so many risks.
It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy
by Sarah van Gelder
Every region of our country has its history of racial exclusion and white supremacy. Here are 13 ways to right those wrongs.
Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos
by Ilan Kelman
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy
by Kevan A. Feshami
Two huge white nationalist sites were recently kicked off the web. But prohibiting hate groups could fuel paranoia—and more violence.
Alaska’s Small Villages Turn Toward Renewables—And Don’t Look Back
by Stephen Miller
Oil companies like to push the narrative that Alaskans want more oil development, but that’s not true.
“This Is Our Land”: Indigenous Rights Activists Respond to White Supremacist Rhetoric
by Jenni Monet
At the Trump rally Tuesday, indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system. For these groups, facing militarized police is nothing new.
Inside the ACLU: Defending White Supremacists as a Black Attorney
by Abre’ Conner
As a constitutional lawyer, I fully support the First Amendment. But as a black person, I’m conflicted when it comes to defending hate.
Baltimore’s Push to Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis With Community Land Trusts
by Kevon Paynter
Community groups throughout the city say land trusts could keep families living affordably in a fast-gentrifying city.
For the Love of Earth
by David Korten
Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?
You’re Lucky If You’ve Got a Meddling Neighbor or Two. Here’s Why
by Jennifer Freed, Melissa Lowenstein
Forget minding your own business. Getting engaged leads to great rewards for both ourselves and others.