Peace and Justice
Chicago Just Became the First U.S. City to Pay Reparations to Victims of Police Torture
by Araz HachadourianMay 15, 2015
- For nearly 20 years, officers of the Chicago Police Department tortured more than 100 people. How survivors and their lawyers won a decades-long fight.
What If Your Hometown Became "America's Rape Capital"?
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 14, 2015
- Missoula has a problem—just like every college town in America. A sociologist weighs in on Jon Krakauer's new book about sexual assault at the University of Montana.
How Lynching Shaped American History—From the Old South to Modern Prisons
by Liz PleasantMay 13, 2015
- For Bryan Stevensen, the largest evil surrounding African-American history isn’t slavery, but the pervasiveness of white supremacy and the difficulty we have discussing it openly.
You’ve Heard What’s Wrong in Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood. Here’s One Local’s Vision for Turning That Around
by Mary HansenMay 11, 2015
- Blaize Connelly-Duggan’s vision for the neighborhood is all about community ownership and development without displacement.
These Moms Lost Their Kids to Violence. On Mother's Day Weekend, They're Marching on Washington
by Araz Hachadourian, Mary HansenMay 08, 2015
- Maria Hamilton's son Dontre was killed by police officers. After no one was charged, she sought out hundreds of other parents and decided to take their demands to Washington.
Young Guatemalan Farmers Fight For Land Rights, Local Food, and Sustainable Traditions Endangered by Global Trade Deals
by Jeff AbbottMay 05, 2015
- The same forces that have driven many onto the migrant trail have led to the emergence of a movement of young campesinos organizing to stay on their land.
Baltimoreans Celebrate Charging of Officers—But Say It’s Just First Step
by Mary Hansen, Araz HachadourianMay 02, 2015
- “It’s not ‘game over,’ it’s ‘game on.’ Now, we can actually start to see things happening.”
Photos: Baltimore Protests Inspire Renewed Sense of Direction For Community Leaders
by Cecilia Garza, Mary HansenMay 01, 2015
- “If people are calling for peace, we need to push the narrative toward policies and political changes that are actually going to give people the conditions to deal with structural violence.”
One of These 4 Radical, Badass Women Could Be on the $20 Bill
by Lindsey WeedstonApr 30, 2015
- Until May 10, Americans will vote on Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and two other contenders to replace Andrew Jackson.
State of Emergency—Meet the Everyday People Demanding Justice on Baltimore Streets
by Liz PleasantApr 28, 2015
- Video: City council members, religious leaders, and community activists continue to ask Baltimore police be held accountable for Freddie Gray's death.
"Freddie Gray Used to Buy Me Ice Cream"—Voices From the Streets of Baltimore
by Liz PleasantApr 28, 2015
- After 25-year-old Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained in a Baltimore police van, city residents are rallying to demand accountability.
Armenia’s Genocide Began 100 Years Ago Today. Here’s How the World Remembered It
by Araz HachadourianApr 24, 2015
- If you could see my Facebook feed right now, you would understand how much this day means to Armenians like me.
From Watersheds to Mountains, What If We Based Our Borders on Nature?
by Rachael StoeveApr 06, 2015
- Bioregionalism is one possible vision of a future that works for people and for the Earth.
How to Become a Citizen Eater: A Trip Behind the Labels of Your Ethical Cup of Coffee
by Rachael StoeveMar 20, 2015
- Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
When the Grandmothers Awoke
by Jennifer BrowdyMar 02, 2015
- Becoming a global family, one that unites ancient indigenous wisdom with other faith and cultural traditions, is essential if humanity is to overcome the crises of climate change.