Peace and Justice

War Is Not Peace
by Christa Hillstrom
For decades, School of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois has argued that embracing militarism will never bring us the security we seek. But he thinks he knows what will.
10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World
by Steve Crawshaw, John Jackson
Václav Havel called it “the power of the powerless.” How regular people, from Denmark to Liberia, have stood up to power—and won.
Nuclear Disaster: Who Foots the Bill?
by Tyson Slocum
Right now, taxpayers insure the nuclear power industry against the costs of disaster. How can we support safer industries, instead?
Young Voters: Don’t Write Them Off
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Why anyone who believes that under-30 Americans aren’t tuned in to the future and ready to act is fooling themselves.
The End of Empire
by David Korten
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
Haiti: Resilience or Interference?
by Madeline Ostrander
Aristide's return to Haiti is a chance to ask what role the U.S. will play in the nation's future.
Why We Revolt
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit: When and how does the moment come when people stop believing in the power that has ruled them? When and how do ordinary people discover their own power?
“Our Family Isn't So Different”
Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
Time to Grow Our Souls
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
Saying No to the Nuclear Option
by Sarah Laskow
Japan's disaster begs the question: Are these large-scale catastrophes so inevitable that the only option is to stop pursuing the policies that lead to them?
The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy
by Lisa Dodson
All around you are everyday heroes who refuse to be complicit in the economic mistreatment of other people.
From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Rethinking Atomic Energy
by Jonathan Schell
The combined devastation of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant explosion begs the question: Doesn't Mother Nature provide enough forces of destruction without humans adding one of our own?
Nuclear Disarmament is People’s Work
by Joe Copeland
Presidential declarations and filmmakers' scare tactics get the attention—meanwhile, powerful grassroots movements build on 60 years of effort.
Wadah Khanfar: Hope for the Arab World
Video: The head of Al Jazeera shares his hope for the Arab world's new future—and how we can all help it grow.
People We Love: Bradley Manning
Challenging secrecy with WikiLeaks.