Peace and Justice
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena GrewalMay 27, 2016
- One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.
A Simple Solution to Low Voter Turnout—Knock at the Front Door
by Kate StringerMay 26, 2016
- In communities of color where voter turnout has historically lagged, in-person interaction seems to be the most effective fix.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- Forty years after Roe v. Wade, discourse about reproductive rights must acknowledge how crucial the abortion decision is to gender equity, economic stability, and a healthy life free from violence.
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
by Sarah van GelderMay 25, 2016
- In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies
by Tristan AhtoneMay 24, 2016
- From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty.
Baby Boxes Cut Infant Mortality in Finland—U.S. Cities Give Them a Try
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 23, 2016
- Five reasons baby boxes are more than cutesy cardboard containers, from offering a safe place to sleep to giving an equal start in life.
Seattle Students Call for Nationwide Awakening on Campus Racism
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 20, 2016
- Seattle University students plan to sleep outside their dean’s office for as long as it takes her to resign. Will she budge?
When the Police Came, I Didn't Risk Arrest. So What Was My Role at the Break Free Climate Action?
by Erika LundahlMay 18, 2016
- I had held at bay the question of whether I wanted to participate in direct action. But I also knew it was the heartbeat of this diverse movement.
This “New” Feminism Has Been Here All Along
by Dani McClainMay 17, 2016
- Our grandmothers showed us a bigger, better feminism with women’s rights, racial equity, and gender justice at its heart.
Why Progressives Need a Strong Republican Party—and What Republicans of Color Are Doing to Save It
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 16, 2016
- A one-party democracy is no democracy at all. Meet the new generation of Republicans working to bring their party back to life and into the 21st century.
It’s Not Really About Bathrooms: Why the Trans Fight is About Human Rights
by Eesha PanditMay 13, 2016
- What can counter the hate-filled narratives that are surrounding equal rights ordinance campaigns? The LGBT movement and its allies must amplify and center the voices of Transgender people.
“They” and the Emotional Weight of Words
by ColeMay 10, 2016
- Even in the smallest of interactions—like how we use pronouns—we can create connections that allow us to challenge one another on our assumptions about gender.
“Evil World Banking” Explained
by Yessenia FunesMay 09, 2016
- In less than two minutes, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how corporations can take over entire nations through predatory loans and debt collection.
The Next Libyan Revolution Will Be Led by Women Wielding Words—Not Guns
by Alaa MurabitMay 05, 2016
- “Soft power” gives communities words and tools to fight against violence, fear, and corruption and offers youth weapons of peace against an enemy that wants to drag them into war.
Why the Economy Should Stop Growing—And Just Grow Up
by David KortenMay 04, 2016
- “How do we grow the economy?” is an obsolete question. Local initiatives across the world are looking for maturity instead as they rebuild caring, place-based communities and economies.