Peace and Justice

How Powerful Could We Be If We Agree to Stand Our Ground on Our Treaty Land
by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
This movement is not just about a pipeline. We are not fighting for a reroute, or a better process in the white man’s courts. We are fighting for our liberation.
How to Help Immigrant and Muslim Neighbors
by Lornet Turnbull
People are turning their frustrations with the Trump administration into actions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable community members.
6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
by Jaime Alfaro, Araz Hachadourian, Christa Hillstrom
In Oregon, incarcerated women stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
“Valve Turner” Case a Mistrial, but Also a Warning for Direct Action Activists
by Valerie Schloredt
Criminal sabotage was one of the charges for Ken Ward, who with fellow activists in Minnesota, Montana, and North Dakota shut down pipelines carrying tar sands oil.
Los Angeles Preempts Trump’s Deportation Plans By Finally Decriminalizing Street Vending
by Mario Vasquez
After years of work, advocates for immigrant rights rejoiced at the permit process, which will help keep 50,000 street vendors on the right side of the law.
Defund DAPL Spreads Across Indian Country as Tribes Divest
by Frances Madeson
The Navajo Nation is making moves to join a growing number of tribes that have already respectfully, but conclusively, shown Wells Fargo the door.
Detroit’s Massive Muslim Community Looks for Allies in the Trump Era
by Zenobia Jeffries
Fifty-five percent of Americans know very little or nothing at all about Islam, but this group wants to change that.
Winona LaDuke on New Ways to Keep Pipelines Out of the Great Lakes
by Winona LaDuke
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
Amid “Muslim Ban” Chaos, Van Jones Sends in His Love Army
by Zenobia Jeffries
Lawyers and protestors took action: “Nobody’s going to fight alone.”
Repealing Obamacare Requires Finding Something Better (Might I Suggest Single-Payer?)
by Mark Trahant
Congress is already slowing down on the promise to end the Affordable Care Act, as the realities of a replacement sink in.
“We Don’t Want Your Tiny Hands Anywhere Near Our Underpants”
by Olivia Anderson
How feminist punk bands are igniting the fight against Donald Trump.
5 Ways Indian Country Can Resist Trump’s Chaos
by Mark Trahant
North Dakota’s move to put states in charge of reservations is just one example of the possible nonsense to come. The Trump Era will require new strategies.
National “Vote by Mail” Could Add Millions of Votes in 2018
by Josh Cohen
Laws that caused voter suppression targeted mostly people of color and poor people. But new legislation could fix that.
Tribe Uneasy About Border Surveillance Plans on Their Land
by Tim Vanderpool
Tensions are high on the Tohono O’odham Nation, where Border Patrol has proposed high-tech surveillance towers as part of a sophisticated “virtual wall” system.
Trump Impeachment Campaign Begins
by James Trimarco
Never has a modern president so flagrantly violated the Constitution. A constitutional law attorney explains this unprecedented situation in American history—and what we can do about it.