Peace and Justice

How to Reverse Inequality in 4 Not-So-Easy Steps
by Chris Winters
Don’t get distracted by income, author Chuck Collins says. It’s power and hidden wealth driving inequality.
For a Tribe With a Tradition of Sharing, Food Sovereignty Is Complicated Economics
by Kayla Gahagan
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.
Kaepernick Remains Unsigned, but NFL Anthem Protests and Black Solidarity Continue
by Connie Schultz
During the national anthem of their opening game, the Cleveland Browns locked arms with law enforcement and emergency workers.
It’s More Than a Church Parking Lot. It’s a Safe Zone for Homeless Women and Families
by J. Gabriel Ware
Some say safe-parking programs aren’t a solution to homelessness. But these women and families are grateful this church has one.
90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay for It
by Sarah van Gelder
The companies responsible for the climate crisis should cover the costs of fighting wildfires and recovering from hurricanes.   
What Legal Personhood for U.S. Rivers Would Do
by Kayla DeVault
Indian Country could finally see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori in achieving legal protection for natural entities.
Black Neighbors Band Together to Bring in Healthy Food, Co-op-Style
by J. Gabriel Ware
And the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network is creating other ways for Black people to circulate healthy food—and wealth.
Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened
by Jennifer Luxton
Meet Jen, who went to sleep-away camp a newbie activist and came back ready to fight for social change.
My White Friend Asked Me on Facebook to Explain White Privilege. I Decided to Be Honest
by Lori Lakin Hutcherson
He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.
How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Raj Patel, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.
They Rode Horseback to Deliver Babies. A Century Later, Midwives Are Still Crucial
by Melissa Hellmann
In Kentucky, these health care professionals still struggle for acceptance—even in areas that need them most.
The Women Ministers of Kentucky Preaching Abortion Rights
by Melissa Hellmann
As the state’s last abortion clinic is at risk of being shut down, some religious leaders step up against Gov. Matt Bevin’s anti-abortion policies.
The Volunteers Protecting Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic
by Melissa Hellmann
The walk from the parking lot, past protesters, to the embattled clinic’s front doors can be a difficult journey. Meet the escorts making sure women don’t have to face it alone.
Banishing DREAMers: The Meanness Isn’t Just Trump
by Mike Males
Tens of millions of Americans—many aging and white—are willing to sabotage young people rather than to accept racial diversity.
Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe
by Jenni Monet
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves.