Peace and Justice

What a Revived Poor People’s Campaign Needs to Do in the Trump Era
by Amanda Abrams
For the new movement to gain national traction, it will need to draw in poor and working-class Whites.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Austin Police Try to Get Beyond Trans Misgendering and “Deadnaming”
by Annamarya Scaccia
A few law enforcement agencies have adopted new guidelines to treat trans and gender-nonconforming people more fairly. But it’s just the first step.
Stop Using Mental Illness to Explain White Supremacy
by Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer
White supremacy is not an unfortunate stain on an otherwise clean democracy. It’s terribly, terrifyingly normal.
Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant
by Brandon Jordan
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
Robert Reich’s Summer Survival Guide for the Trump Era
by Robert Reich
10 ways to get your mind off this White House.
Fight Fascism With a Dance Party
by Janey Stephenson
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.
Why Police Violence Against Women of Color Stays Hidden
by Zenobia Jeffries
Data show more Black men are killed at higher rates than women, but police-misconduct attorney Andrea Ritchie says that doesn’t tell the whole story.
It’s Time to Restore and Strengthen the Voting Rights Act
by Tamara Power-Drutis
On the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, 31 states with histories of racial discrimination no longer have federal oversight of their voting process.
A Former EPA Adviser on How to Push for Environmental Justice Under Trump
by Adam Lynch
“In our country there are two things that move policy. One is money. The other is the power of people.”
Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do
by Sarah van Gelder
An online platform might be just the thing to spread around our grassroots genius.
Goodbye, Small Farmer? Investors Could Soon Own Most of American Farmland
by Katy Keiffer
Today, 30 percent of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. Here’s why that’s a problem.
The More Education, the Wider the Gender Pay Gap—Wait, What?
by Chris Winters
Seattle women make less than men, but especially those with advanced degrees.
Family Life Without Fossil Fuels—Slow and Satisfying
by Peter Kalmus
A visit to the Possibility Alliance reminded me also that the one constant of life is change.
A Manual for the New Era of Activist
by George Lakey
Movement-building approaches from the civil rights era get a 2017 update.