Peace and Justice

Bolivia's Economic Success
by Sara Kozameh
By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
Trauma Stewardship
by Rinku Sen
ColorLines' Rinku Sen finds this guide useful for "anyone who stays close to the ground as they help to change that landscape".
Guardians of the Revolution
by John Feffer
Iran and the United States do not have to remain eternal enemies. So argues Ray Takeyh, an Iranian-born scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, in his useful and engaging new book.
White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public
by Heather Purser
The White House has begun making its visitor logs publicly available on its website, reversing a Bush administration policy that kept such records secret.
Homeland Security Addresses Rights Violations
by Susie Shutts
In October, the Department of Homeland Security announced reforms aimed at improving conditions for immigrants being held in detention centers.
Human Rights in the Age of Obama
by Tanya Dawkins
Interview with Ajamu Baraka: Protecting human rights during a recession means rethinking the role of government, taking direct action, and creating an equitable society.
People We Love :: Jacqueline Cabasso
by Susie Shutts
Working to abolish nuclear weapons.
People We Love :: Bahati Kizungu
by Lynsi Burton
Reporting for children’s rights.
Global South Demands Climate Justice
by Jennifer Krill, Adrian Wilson.
Delegates from developing nations are worried about the fairness of the COP-15 process after the leakage of an early negotiation text.
When Our Leaders Fail to Lead When Our Leaders Fail to Lead
by David Korten
We have to make them. What David Korten learned from his experiences during the Vietnam War.
Obama's Afghanistan Speech: Where Do We Go from Here?
by Phyllis Bennis
What the president said, what he left out, and what we can still do to promote peace.
7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World
by Fran Korten
Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
Climate Hero Clayton Thomas-Müller
Clayton Thomas-Müller is working to keep corporations from privatizing the atmosphere, as they have privatized the land and exploited the natural resources that once belonged to the First Nations of Canada.
The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca Solnit
The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.