Peace and Justice

The Lost Indigenous Housing Designs
by Kayla DeVault
Developed over thousands of years, traditional architecture can also build climate resiliency.
“A Break from Racism”: Eighth-Grader Discusses Her Winning Essay
by Bailey Williams
This audio story was produced by YES! Media.
Posting Your Hike on Instagram? Now You Can Tag Your Location’s Indigenous Name
by Isabelle Morrison
This Native climber created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
For Asian Immigrants, Cooperatives Came From the Home Country
by Yvonne Yen Liu
For these communities, solidarity economics have been practiced out of necessity. But there are lessons we could all learn.
Homes and Gardens: The Best Thing to Ever Happen to a Prison Site
by Lewis Wallace
New plans for the former correctional center include a permaculture farm, a recording studio, and housing for homeless veterans.
This Artist Finds Swastikas and Transforms Them Into Cartoons
by Isabelle Morrison
The #PaintBack Project combats the spread of racism and bigotry with art.
Indigenous Women Built These Tiny Houses to Block a Pipeline—and Reclaim Nomadic Traditions
by Janice Cantieri
The houses are affordable and energy-efficient, and are bringing back elements of the Secwepemc’s hunter-gatherer culture.
If a Queer Woman of Color Can Check Her Wealth Privilege, So Can You
by Iimay Ho
Wealth accumulation has its roots in stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen lives. But you can organize other privileged people with compassion.
Rejection of Gerrymandering in Ohio Suggests the U.S. Wants Fairer Elections
by Fran Korten
In both red states and blue states, steps are underway to limit how much districts can be drawn for partisan advantage.
How a University and a Tribe Are Teaming Up to Revive a Lost Language
by Mary Annette Pember
At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity. The project was decades in the making.
Agroecology Is Becoming A Global Movement. But Where Does the U.S. Fit In?
by Antonio Roman-Alcalá
If there’s one thing the American food movement could learn from the global movement for agroecology, it’s that movements move government policy, not the other way around.
How Artists and Neighbors Turned a Bomb Site Into a Medicine Garden
by Olivia Rosane
Amid a housing crisis, a London neighborhood found a way to protect a parcel of rewilded land—then transform it into something better.
What Ben Carson Gets Wrong About Fair Housing
by Prentiss A. Dantzler
Housing policy that emphasizes “self-sufficiency" creates the illusion that where people live is solely their choice.
An Indigenous Poet on SPAM and Colonialism
by Craig Santos Perez
Our guttural love of SPAM was born in 1944, when cases of the shiny cans were berthed from aircraft carriers.
How Foodies Can Understand Capitalism and Farm-to-Table Justice
by Nancy Matsumoto
Our food system can be a place for systemic transformation through an alliance between the progressive and radical wings of the food movement.