Peace and Justice
Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
by Kristin MoeAug 05, 2014
- Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
by Erin SagenJul 30, 2014
- As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
With 6 Family Members Lost in Gaza, This Young Man Keeps Telling Their Stories
by Democracy Now!Jul 28, 2014
- Amer Shurrab tells Democracy Now! about the six members of his family who have died as a result of the crisis in Gaza.
Study Finds Indigenous Land Management Highly Effective in Combating Climate Change
by David KaimowitzJul 28, 2014
- The study highlights the story of Brazil, where increasing indigenous rights to the rainforest helped cut carbon emissions by 3.2 billion tons.
Worried About Online Surveillance? Your Librarian Can Help
by Melissa MorroneJul 25, 2014
- A guided tour of ways to use your local library to protect your privacy online.
This Transgender Widow's Struggle for Benefits Will Touch Your Heart
Jul 25, 2014
- A private person by nature, Robina Asti stepped into the limelight after her benefits were denied. Years later, her work helped change the Social Security Administration's policy toward transgender widows.
“I Want You to Live In My House”: How U.S. Kids Are Welcoming the Central American Child Refugees
by Christa HillstromJul 24, 2014
- Ashamed of the public rejection of children seeking refuge in the United States? Here’s what you can do about it.
Why Are Immigrant Children Flooding Across the Border? Jon Stewart Lays It Out
by Molly RuskJul 18, 2014
- More than 48,000 undocumented kids have been apprehended while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They've Been Convicted of a Crime
by Nur LaljiJul 18, 2014
- More than 60 counties, cities, and states—and some corporations—are reducing discrimination against former offenders by removing one small box from job applications.
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
by Liana LopezJul 09, 2014
- Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
These Native American Filmmakers Are Telling Their People's Stories—Their Way
by Christine St. PierreJul 01, 2014
- Longhouse Media helps indigenous artists step behind the camera and document their lives.
Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
by Adrienne Maree BrownJun 27, 2014
- "The ideas in Butler's fiction challenge us to contend with our own choices and take responsibility for our own power."
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Jun 26, 2014
- Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
US Patent Office Says It Won't Protect a Racial Slur. Here's What It Means for the Washington Team
by Molly RuskJun 20, 2014
- Democracy Now talks to Amanda Blackhorse, the Navajo activist who started a lawsuit to get the Washington football team to change their name.
11 Years After Her Death, This 23-Year-Old Peace Activist Keeps Inspiring Us
by Kali SwensonJun 17, 2014
- Rachel Corrie was killed in 2003, but her passion for peace lives on in her writings.