Peace and Justice
Indigenous Women Take the Lead in Idle No More
by Kristin MoeJan 18, 2013
- Motivated by ancient traditions of female leadership as well as their need for improved legal rights, First Nations women are stepping to the forefront of the Idle No More movement.
“Flash Mob Prayer Circle” Shows Idle No More’s Spiritual Side
by James TrimarcoJan 14, 2013
- Speakers at an Idle No More event in Seattle drew comparisons between spiritual and political struggles, making the movement seem closer to Civil Rights than Occupy.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day: Let’s Take a Stand for Domestic Workers
by Tiffany WilliamsJan 11, 2013
- 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it's time to recognize domestic labor as real work that should be protected.
Welcome to Blockadia!
by Melanie Jae Martin, Jesse FruhwirthJan 11, 2013
- The corporate push to construct tar-sands pipelines is transforming the environmental movement across North America by increasing the involvement of local residents and normalizing the use of direct action.
In Rural Mexico, Student-Led Education Heals Old Wounds
by Mike EmilianiJan 11, 2013
- Unitierra has no classrooms, no teachers, and no formal curriculum. Yet the school has successfully helped local people learn practical skills for years.
Idle No More Rises to Defend Ancestral Lands—and the Planet
by Bill McKibbenJan 10, 2013
- Bill McKibben on the tradition of environmental activism he’s seen among members of First Nations, and the unique role of the Idle No More movement in the fight against climate change.
Why First Nations Movement Is Our Best Chance for Clean Land and Water
by Winona LaDukeJan 09, 2013
- In an urgent pursuit for environmental justice and basic human rights, First Nations gather across North America under the banner of Idle No More.
Idle No More: Indigenous Uprising Sweeps North America
by Kristin MoeJan 09, 2013
- Idle No More has organized the largest mass mobilizations of indigenous people in recent history. What sparked it off and what’s coming next?
A Mall of America Flash Mob for First Nations’ Rights
by YES! Online StaffJan 04, 2013
- Hundreds of supporters of the Idle No More movement performed a Round Dance flash mob, one of many similar actions around the world to fight for indigenous land rights.
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
by Sarah van GelderJan 02, 2013
- 2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.
Emmonak: A Modern-Day Eskimo Town Fights for Subsistence
Dec 29, 2012
- Emmonak is a Yup'ik Eskimo town on the western coast of Alaska where families are struggling to maintain the subsistence lifestyle of their ancestors.
4 Reminders of Human Goodness After Sandy Hook
by Jeremy Adam SmithDec 21, 2012
- Following the heartbreak in Newtown, many Americans find themselves wondering—are people just horrible? Jeremy Adam Smith on why compassion, forgiveness, and resilience are everywhere, even in tragedy.
In Wake of Factory Fire, U.S. Labor Groups Attempt Blockade of Walmart Imports
by Olivia RosaneDec 20, 2012
- A fire that killed 112 workers in a Bangladeshi factory that supplies goods to Walmart has inspired the next wave of actions demanding justice for workers along the company’s supply chain.
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
by Greg BarrettDec 19, 2012
- In 2003, Iraqi townspeople, having just lost their hospital in U.S. air strikes, saved the lives of three wounded U.S. peacemakers. Seven years later, the Americans returned—to thank them.
Can a People’s Movement Ground U.S. Drones?
by Stuart GlascockDec 18, 2012
- Book Review: Killing by remote control is no game, peace activist Medea Benjamin argues in “Drone Warfare.” We know that drones kill civilians and inflame hatred against the United States—but can we stop them?