PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garzaposted Oct 11, 2012
- How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
posted Oct 08, 2012
- Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette Cosnerposted Oct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredtposted Oct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau Underwoodposted Sep 28, 2012
- After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
One Billion Rising
posted Sep 24, 2012
- Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura Moyeposted Sep 21, 2012
- What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
In Prayer and Protest: The Fight for Troy Davis
by Scott Langleyposted Sep 21, 2012
- The story in photos: One year ago, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. See the remarkable photos from his final days, from the perspective of his family, friends, and supporters.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen Marloweposted Sep 21, 2012
- A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
- Fighting for Troy Davis: In Prayer and Protest
- The story in photos of the final day of Troy Davis's life for his family and supporters.
Occupy Wall Street
posted Sep 19, 2012
- Ongoing coverage of the people's movement to take back our democracy and build a new economy.
A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations
by Heidi Hutnerposted Sep 18, 2012
- Cancer survivor Heidi Hutner worried about how to raise a baby girl in an increasingly toxic world. Why she, and others, are convening the Women’s Congress for Future Generations to make the earth safe again for our children.
Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam”
posted Sep 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Amid the noise of escalating violence, Benghazi citizens speak for themselves: “This does not represent us.”
No Papers, No Fear: Risking Deportation at the DNC
by Molly Knefelposted Sep 06, 2012
- Why did ten undocumented immigrants choose to get arrested in Charlotte, even when they knew they could face deportation?
Widespread War on Reproductive Rights
by Lynsi Burtonposted Sep 04, 2012
- National polls show that most of the public supports birth control and abortion rights. So what’s with the trend of trying to limit them?