Peace and Justice

Haiti Needs Aid, Not Militarization
by Phyllis Bennis
In the rush to provide life-saving aid to the people of Haiti, the U.S. military needs to get its priorities straight.
Year One: How Did Obama Do on Foreign Policy?
by John Feffer
The Obama administration banned torture and worked toward nuclear disarmament... but also escalated U.S. military operations. John Feffer gives it a C minus.
Turning Back the Doomsday Clock
by Joe Copeland
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is at a turning point when it comes to tackling nuclear war and climate change, "the two gravest threats to civilization."
What’s Wrong with Avatar?
by Fran Korten
James Cameron's Avatar has its pluses, but it elevates violence instead of depicting a real path to peace and cultural transformation.
The Power of Nonviolent Movements
by Bryan Farrell
Anti-nuclear activist Jonathan Schell offers motivation and tactical advice to the new generation of climate activists.
What You Can Do to Help Haiti What You Can Do to Help Haiti
by Sarah van Gelder
The best options for helping the Haitian people recover from the devastating January 12 earthquake.
12 Innovations From the '00s That Could Save Us
by Sarah van Gelder
With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
"Peacing It Together" Unites Israeli and Palestinian Teens
A movie trailer for the 30-minute documentary "Peacing It Together," which follows 10 Israeli, 10 Palestinian, ad 9 Canadian teens as they make films together that focus on peace.
Americans Who Tell the Truth
by Jing Fong
Robert Shetterly's remarkable collection of portraits reminds us of the dignity, courage and importance of America's truth tellers. Here we offer curriculum tools to support the series.
Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynolds
In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
The Ironies of Peace
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler reflects on President Obamas acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Copenhagen: Just a Cop Out?
by Tom Athanasiou
Despite its disappointments, Copenhagen marks a turning point—the end of denial. What's next is recognizing that our climate problem is really a justice problem.
It's Too Late to Compromise on Climate
by Mateo Nube
Mateo Nube: With survival at stake, the world can still come together over values like sharing and accountability.
Debt Relief: The Results Are In
by Hayley Hathaway
Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassen
If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.