Peace and Justice

Health Care Has Been Cut Before. Here’s What Happened
by Simon Haeder
Yes, we’ve cut health care before. But the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and cuts to Medicaid would make history.
Wage Love to End Debt’s Stranglehold
by Sarah van Gelder
Instead of using debt to punish communities of color and the poor, we should invest in everyone and defend our civic legacies for future generations.
Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison Get a Second Chance
by Zenobia Jeffries
A nationwide movement is seeking to end the practice of trying teenage criminals as adults and, instead, granting them a new start.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.
Shelter and Safety, the Oldest of Ideas
by Ariel Sophia Bardi
In pre-modern times, before the state was tasked with sheltering the homeless or granting asylum to refugees, the care of strangers fell to regular citizens.
White People, the Philando Castile Acquittal Should Make You Mad as Hell
by Zenobia Jeffries
You’ve been lied to.
5 Times Orange Is the New Black Gets It Right on Prisoner Rights
by Yessenia Funes
Out of the ashes of burning Cheetos, the new season offers lessons in democracy, compassion, and humanity.
Judge’s Ruling on Standing Rock a Second Chance for Justice
by Mark Trahant
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.
We Will Soon Be Using More Than The Earth Can Provide
by David Korten
Forget the GDP, it’s time for our leaders to pay attention to metrics that matter.
How Photography Shapes Our View of Native Americans
by Jacqueline Keeler
Using an early photographic process, one photographer hopes to draw a line connecting what happened to the Dakota people in Mankato, Minnesota, 155 years ago and what is happening today to the Dakota/Lakota standing up to a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline.
Philadelphia’s Alternative to Gentrification Spreads Opportunity to All Corners
by Jay Walljasper
Stark boundaries—rich vs. poor, black and brown vs. white—begin to break down as people share parks, trails, libraries, nature centers, and other gathering places.
Zoot Suits: A Fashion Movement that Sparked Mexican American Resistance
by Angela Fichter
This June marks the 74th anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots, a series of weeklong race riots that swept Los Angeles in the summer of 1943. The spirit lives on today.
Robert Reich: Don’t Slow Down on Impeachment
by Robert Reich
The three previous presidential impeachment inquiries rested on less evidence of obstruction of justice than is already publicly known about Trump.
What Democracy Looks Like When You Have to Disagree With Your Neighbors
by Shannon Hayes
As much as I dislike and distrust our current national administration, I also deeply value community harmony.
Why We Are Driven to Search for the Truth
by Robert Jensen
It’s something we struggle to see more clearly, to realize day to day, to make more real in our lives. And that’s always messy business.