Peace and Justice
Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out
by Liza BaylessOct 27, 2016
- Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.
How to Make City Budgets Racially Just? Let Citizens Do the Numbers
by Paulina PhelpsOct 25, 2016
- The Movement for Black Lives is calling on cities to launch participatory budgeting processes to make public spending fairer.
What to Do When Domestic Abuse Is Financial, Too
by Zenobia JeffriesOct 21, 2016
- Millions of people suffer domestic violence, which can often involve economic abuse. But there are ways to break out of those relationships.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan AhtoneOct 21, 2016
- Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.
Why Would Police Arrest a Woman for Biking to Work?
by YES! StaffOct 20, 2016
- Overwhelmed by the expenses of driving, this single mom became a bike commuter so she could keep her job and support her family. Then things got weird.
We Never Voted for Corporate Rule
by David KortenOct 19, 2016
- The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
What? Army Corps Suddenly Decides Coal Trains Won’t Harm Salmon-Filled Columbia River
by Mark TrahantOct 14, 2016
- The next Standing Rock is the Longview Millennium coal export facility. Water protectors know coal dust is like a pipeline accident that happens daily.
Trump’s Fake Critique of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers
by Jonathan RosenblumOct 13, 2016
- We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
How to Fight Big Oil: Join Your Neighbors
by Sarah van GelderOct 12, 2016
- Four reasons communities all over the country are winning against the powerful and extremely wealthy fossil fuel industry.
“I Work Like an Independent Worker, and I Feel Happy”
by Sylvia A. HarveyOct 11, 2016
- What today’s workers can learn from day laborers and domestic workers about job security, health benefits, and retirement.
Divest From Prisons, Invest in People—What Justice for Black Lives Really Looks Like
by Liza BaylessOct 11, 2016
- Instead of addressing the roots of drug addiction, mental illness, and poverty, we’ve come to accept policing and incarceration as catch-all solutions. It’s time for a change.
In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil
by Stephen MillerOct 10, 2016
- For years, Congress has been pressed to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Will today’s Indigenous-led climate movements finally seal the deal?
The Secret Strength of Standing Rock
by Michael J. DaxOct 10, 2016
- Natives and non-Native water protectors have found room in this movement for their passions, from traditional wisdom to direct action against fossil fuels.
Why I Dropped Everything to Head to Standing Rock
by Paula SchmidtOct 06, 2016
- After industry and greed destroyed my life in northern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fracking country, I knew I needed to stand with the water protectors.