Peace and Justice
Restless Nation: The Real Meaning of Iran's Elections
by Stephen ZunesAug 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.
5 Signs the Voting Rights Act Will Survive
by Brentin MockAug 07, 2013
- Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that hurt the Voting Rights Act, it's far from dead. Meanwhile, popular movements to defend voting rights are gathering momentum.
Four Ways to Escape the NSA Dragnet
by Nick PearsonAug 05, 2013
- Start by switching to an alternative search engine, using an alias on Facebook, and supporting allied nonprofits.
Slave and Slaveholder Descendants Break Free of History's Trauma—Together
by Lisa Gale GarriguesAug 02, 2013
- Responding to past traumas like slavery and acts of terrorism can heal us—and future generations.
What’s Next for Moral Mondays?
by Sue SturgisAug 01, 2013
- The movement to push back against North Carolina’s ultraconservative state legislature is in its 13th week, and still growing.
Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is
by Doug Pibel, Katrina RabelerAug 01, 2013
- What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
World-Healing Wisdom: Karen Armstrong’s Vision for a Compassionate Future
by Nadia ColburnJul 31, 2013
- Armstrong believes that we can find the wisdom we need by looking to the origins of today’s world religions.
Florida Occupation Digs in after Meeting with Governor Scott Turns Sour
by James TrimarcoJul 19, 2013
- The association says it will bring in retired members in an effort to defuse tensions between young occupiers and capitol police.
Day Four: Youth-Led Occupation of Florida Capitol Still Growing
by James TrimarcoJul 18, 2013
- For the last three nights, a growing group has camped out in the Florida Capitol building, demanding the governor address their concerns about the Zimmerman acquittal.
100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal
by Jamilah KingJul 17, 2013
- The statement, by the Black Youth Project, conveys profound sorrow along with a commitment to hold on to hope.
Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors
by Sarah van GelderJul 16, 2013
- Your community is the perfect place to begin healing the wounds of racism.
Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There
by Madhu Suri PrakashJul 12, 2013
- The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing—not just the absence of war.
“Non-Indigenous Culture”: Implications of a Historical Anomaly
by Derek RasmussenJul 11, 2013
- Modern westerners often see indigenous people as weird or exotic. A look at history shows why they’re not the strange ones.
To Keep Kids Out of Trouble—And Prison—Teach Them to Understand Their Emotions
by Katherine GustafsonJul 02, 2013
- After teaching students to understand and talk through their conflicts, schools in Denver and Los Angeles have seen major reductions in disciplinary action.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally KohnJun 28, 2013
- Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.