Peace and Justice
What’s Fairer than Fair Trade? Try Direct Trade With Cocoa Farmers
by Kristy LeissleOct 04, 2013
- Fair trade is good, but it still leaves cocoa growers in poverty. Here’s how to do better.
In Sikh Response to Hateful Beating, A Lesson for Us All
by Kevin FongOct 03, 2013
- When Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked by a group of young men who believed he was a Muslim, he responded by advocating love and compassion.
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon OkeloSep 27, 2013
- When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?
Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
by Christa HillstromSep 20, 2013
- Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
The Mass Shooting That Didn't Happen: Averting Violence with Kindness
by Aqualus GordonSep 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 GoswamiSep 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 LuskySep 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 StoeveSep 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 BroadSep 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 GelderSep 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 GelderSep 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 GelderAug 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 HillstromAug 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 DellingerAug 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 LeonardAug 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.