Peace and Justice
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
The Never-Ending Indian Wars
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know: Theirs is a brutal fight to survive.
How Somali Muslims Are Raising a 10,000-Person Anti-Hate Army
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJan 20, 2017
- The large refugee community in Minnesota is a big target for bigotry, and tensions are expected to get worse. But they’ve got a plan.
Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
by Sarah van GelderJan 18, 2017
- After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert JensenJan 17, 2017
- Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz HachadourianJan 16, 2017
- From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 16, 2017
- Organizers hope to connect today’s civil rights movements to those of the past with a week of demonstrations across the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
Nader Calls for a Different 1 Percent
by Andy Lee RothJan 13, 2017
- Author and activist Ralph Nader wants to create a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy SnyderJan 13, 2017
- Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 12, 2017
- The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.
3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America
by Anthony FlaccaventoJan 12, 2017
- First, understand the environment is not only about climate change—it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.
Something Better to Offer Trump Voters Tired of Waiting for Their Turn
by David KortenJan 11, 2017
- A world free of extremes of wealth and poverty in which no one needs to stand in line for a chance at a secure and fulfilling life.
The Trump Era Will Test Us. What Are You Willing to Risk?
by Fran KortenJan 11, 2017
- Many of us have never had our courage or convictions challenged in frightening ways. That may change.
Standing Rock and the Return of the Nonviolent Campaign
by George LakeyJan 06, 2017
- There’s something even better than electoral politics and one-off protests when mobilizing citizen power.
The Cherokee Nation Is Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One?
by Tristan AhtoneJan 04, 2017
- To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.