Peace and Justice
Should Chiapas Farmers Suffer for California’s Carbon?
by Jeff ConantNov 13, 2012
- A California proposal would offset the state’s climate-altering emissions by paying for forest conservation in Chiapas. Could there be unintended consequences in a region with a history of human rights abuse and land grabs?
Book Review: Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave
by Rebecca LeisherNov 12, 2012
- Native American poet Joy Harjo declares, "I was not brave." But her memoir is a gift that urges us to enlist our own crazy bravery to step through the doorways in our lives.
Winona LaDuke: Why I’m Voting for Obama
by Winona LaDukeNov 06, 2012
- First Nations author and activist Winona LaDuke ran for vice president twice on the Green Party ticket. Here’s why she’s supporting Barack Obama this time around.
People We Love: Somaly Mam
Nov 01, 2012
- Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back
Oct 31, 2012
- One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are
by Kim EckartOct 30, 2012
- Tribes are pursuing a hands-on approach to finding and preparing Native foods that give spiritual sustenance, too.
The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael SchwalbeOct 30, 2012
- Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben GussOct 18, 2012
- Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin MoeOct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen LiuOct 15, 2012
- How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia GarzaOct 11, 2012
- How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
Oct 08, 2012
- Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette CosnerOct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie SchloredtOct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau UnderwoodSep 28, 2012
- After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.