PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness
by Aqualus Gordonposted Sep 19, 2013
- What can we do to help men like Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter, find another way to deal with their trauma? The story of Michael Hill suggests that kindness is part of the answer.
For Safer Factories, CEOs Are Listening to Workers on the Frontlines
by Samir Goswamiposted Sep 18, 2013
- The future of corporate responsibility means hearing firsthand from factory workers about their conditions.
Why Is Texas Planning to Execute a Man Who Killed No One?
by Joan Braune, Amanda Luskyposted Sep 18, 2013
- The controversial Law of Parties expands the guilt for murder to include accomplices and those who knew the crime was going to occur.
Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It
by Rachael Stoeveposted Sep 17, 2013
- At events known as "Stand Downs," which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, vets from all walks of life gather to support one another.
The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Sep 13, 2013
- We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.
How the People Pushed Back on Syria—and Won (for Now)
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 12, 2013
- In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria?
Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes
by Sarah van Gelderposted Sep 05, 2013
- Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
11 Reasons Why We Should Not Attack Syria
by Sarah van Gelderposted Aug 29, 2013
- Remember the last time we were told military strikes were needed because a Middle Eastern despot had used weapons of mass destruction?
After Rana Plaza: Let's Bring Humanity Back Into Our Stuff
by Christa Hillstromposted Aug 29, 2013
- We all know our stuff doesn't grow on store shelves. Here's how we can rehumanize our relationship with our things—and the people who make them.
Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism
by Drew Dellinger, Walter Dellingerposted Aug 28, 2013
- As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.
Annie Leonard: How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer
by Annie Leonardposted Aug 22, 2013
- The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power.
Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa Hillstromposted Aug 21, 2013
- It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Aug 20, 2013
- Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.
Why an Iraqi Single Mom Is Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes
by Corey Hillposted Aug 16, 2013
- An Iraqi single mom and a tech lawyer believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections
by Stephen Zunesposted Aug 12, 2013
- Will the people of Iran get the reforms they asked for in electing the moderate Hassan Rouhani? The answer depends partly on them, and partly on the United States.