Peace and Justice

Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gaines
Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
Ban the Box for a Fair Chance
by Aaron Tanaka
Breaking through "tough on crime" policies to give all Americans a chance at employment.
Think Outside the Bars
by Michelle Alexander
Why real justice means fewer prisons.
Problem Child
by Arthur Longworth
A conversation through the walls of solitary confinement.
Instead of Prison
by Sarah van Gelder
2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money.
Drug Warrior No More
by Norm Stamper
Seattle's ex-police chief now fights to end the war on drugs.
Vincent Harding: An Open Letter to President Obama
by Dr. Vincent Harding
Vincent Harding, a key figure in the civil rights movement and the author of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech condemning the Vietnam War, tells of his reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death and his hopes for a just peace.
A Peaceful End to the War on Drugs?
by Rebecca Leisher
The international war on drugs isn't stopping drug use or trafficking—but it is ruining lives. Drug policy expert Sanho Tree on what we can do differently.
The Night I Forgave My Daughter’s Killer
by Marietta Jaeger-Lane, as told to Lynsi Burton
How a grieving mother put compassion before vengeance, and found closure along the way.
A 9/11 Friendship of Forgiveness
Phyllis Rodriguez' son was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Aicha el-Wafi's son was convicted of conspiring to plan the attack that killed him. In 2002, the two mothers met and became friends.
Mexicans Reject U.S.-Backed Drug War
by Laura Carlsen
Led by a popular poet, tens of thousands of protesters fill the streets of Mexico to speak out against the war on drugs.
Truth and Reconciliation in New York
by David Kaczynski
Ex-offenders and families of victims ask, how can we resolve the tension between our need to protect society, and our desire to believe in human redemption?
Keepers of the Seeds
by Winona LaDuke
Winona LaDuke: How Native farmers and gardeners are working to preserve their agricultural heritage.
Just the Facts: It's a Locking-People-Up Problem
by Robert Mellinger and Doug Pibel
The American problem with mass incarceration is less about crime than it is about how—and who—we lock up.
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother, Troy Davis, on Death Row
by Martina Davis-Correia, as told to Jen Marlowe
My brother and I don't always agree, but I defend his innocence, and I'll never walk out on him again.