Peace and Justice

The Really Scary Thing About the CDC’s Seven “Banned” Words
by Mark Rahner
The two words we should be worried most about? Fascism and authoritarianism.
In Norway, Racism Is Losing. Here’s Why
by George Lakey
The Scandinavian success comes from focusing on economic justice and making immigrant success stories more visible.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
The Woman Beside Wendell Berry: The Most Important Fiction Editor Almost No One Has Heard Of
by Robert Jensen
Tanya Berry challenges our assumptions about women’s work and small-town living.
The Radio Show Bringing Prisoners Messages from Home
by Ivy Brashear
For inmates that can’t afford phone calls, this weekly program connects them to faraway family and friends.
The Unlikely Industry Empowering Women in Afghanistan
by Ruchi Kumar
In this deeply conservative society, these women are busting stereotypes every day.
When You’re a Transgender Refugee in Trump’s America
by Christopher Zumski Finke
“You have to have people willing to speak out and be visible within the community, and that is not possible given the current climate.”
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
The Problem With “Silence Breakers” as TIME’s Person of the Year
by Erin Sagen
I decided to search for two words on the article’s web page: “patriarchy” or “misogyny.” Zero results.
“Politicizing Beyoncé”: The Unique College Course on Feminist Politics
by Bailey Williams
A professor has created an entire class on the star that focuses on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Now you can take it online.
7 Ways You Can Stand Up to Sexual Harassment
by Elizabeth Svoboda
What do you do when your colleague tells you the department head propositioned her in the hallway?
Amid Travel Ban, Refugee Women Cope With Trauma and Stress Through Drum Circles
by Ari Honarvar
How music is helping women from war-torn countries express grief and loss.
Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props
by Jacqueline Keeler
This week, Trump is using Natives to target the Bears Ears National Monument. Last week, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
How to Help My Daughter Face Climate Change With an Open Heart
by Chris Moore-Backman
In his new book Being the Change, climate scientist Peter Kalmus shows why, on the cusp of climate catastrophe, we are neither choiceless nor powerless.
The Elite Is Not Who You Think It Is—It Might Be You
by Darrick Hamilton, Christopher Famighetti
Forget about the 1 percent. Are you part of the top 20 percent of Americans who own 89 percent of our country’s wealth?