Peace and Justice
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore LappeJan 03, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
Eboo Patel: Crossing the Divide— With Faith
by Kate MalongowskiJan 02, 2012
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Arming the world’s youth to be a force for compassion.
The 12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build On in 2012
by Sarah van GelderDec 31, 2011
- 2011 was full of surprises, many of them the good kind. But which ones will matter in the coming year? Here's our pick of trends to watch.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth BidermanDec 30, 2011
- Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy LeissleDec 27, 2011
- Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadDec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli NaumanDec 19, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen HortonDec 16, 2011
- A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline OstranderDec 14, 2011
- This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel WallersteinDec 09, 2011
- Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark EnglerNov 29, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
In Defense of Diplomacy
by Stephen ZunesNov 23, 2011
- New legislation would make all diplomatic contact with Iran illegal. Stephen Zunes explains why we need to keep the lines of communication open.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily YehNov 18, 2011
- On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarized Policing Is a Mistake
by Norm StamperNov 16, 2011
- From his experience overseeing Seattle’s infamous crackdown on WTO protesters years ago, Norm Stamper knows exactly what police should not do.
An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRoseNov 11, 2011
- The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.