Peace and Justice

Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli Nauman
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen Horton
A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostrander
This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark Engler
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
In Defense of Diplomacy
by Stephen Zunes
New legislation would make all diplomatic contact with Iran illegal. Stephen Zunes explains why we need to keep the lines of communication open.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yeh
On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarized Policing Is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
From his experience overseeing Seattle’s infamous crackdown on WTO protesters years ago, Norm Stamper knows exactly what police should not do.
An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRose
The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
Military Resistance a Strong Brew
by Dean Paton
Near the gates of Fort Lewis, anti-war veterans serve up support and solidarity (along with double-tall lattes) to their friends in uniform.
Grounds for Resistance
Video: Veteran-run coffee houses give service personnel a place to express their frustrations and find help outside the military.
A Story of Slavery and Freedom in Florida's Tomato Fields
Video: A short documentary shows a side of tomatoes few people ever see or think about.
Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archer
This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa Hillstrom
In Africa, women’s resistance to the new Green Revolution shows that the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
People We Love: Hilton Kelley
A local hero steps up to help save the environment and his community.