Peace and Justice
Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But Civil Rights History Shows Us How We Can
by Jake McGrawJun 08, 2016
- To fight discrimination in Mississippi, out-of-state allies should strengthen their ties to the state, not sever them.
Forget Hunger Strikes. What Prisons Fear Most Are Labor Strikes
by Raven RakiaJun 07, 2016
- Prisoners throughout Alabama and Texas reclaim their humanity—and power—by shutting down the economic infrastructure of their prisons.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. DaxJun 06, 2016
- The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.
How to Not Love the National Parks to Death
by Heather J. HansenJun 03, 2016
- More visitors than ever will head to national parks this summer. Here’s what we can do to keep the wild in wilderness—and set parks on a sustainable path for the next century.
A More Relevant and Radical Democratic Platform? Sanders Brings Veteran Activists to the Table
by Kate StringerJun 02, 2016
- From Cornel West to Bill McKibben, Sanders picks some heavy-hitting social movement leaders for the Democratic National Committee.
Tired of Running From the River: Adapting to Climate Change on India’s Disappearing Islands
by Anuradha SenguptaJun 02, 2016
- Rising waters are quickly submerging the Sundarbans and drowning its livelihoods. As the region’s men leave to find stable income, women make the best of what remains.
Why We Shouldn’t Call Trump an “Ignorant Bully” (Even When We Really Want To)
by Bill BuzenbergJun 01, 2016
- Name-calling is Donald Trump’s stock-in-trade. Here are five more logical fallacies that kill political discourse and threaten democracy.
Immigrant Moms Were Told They Can’t Have Jobs—So They Started Their Own Tamale Co-op
by Travis Putnam HillMay 31, 2016
- Employment options can be extremely limited for undocumented immigrants who can’t work legally. These single moms are relying on each other.
Infographic: Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 31, 2016
- Three maps show where restrictive abortion laws disproportionately affect low-income and African-American women.
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena GrewalMay 27, 2016
- One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.
A Simple Solution to Low Voter Turnout—Knock at the Front Door
by Kate StringerMay 26, 2016
- In communities of color where voter turnout has historically lagged, in-person interaction seems to be the most effective fix.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- Forty years after Roe v. Wade, discourse about reproductive rights must acknowledge how crucial the abortion decision is to gender equity, economic stability, and a healthy life free from violence.
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
by Sarah van GelderMay 25, 2016
- In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies
by Tristan AhtoneMay 24, 2016
- From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty.
Baby Boxes Cut Infant Mortality in Finland—U.S. Cities Give Them a Try
by Marcus Harrison GreenMay 23, 2016
- Five reasons baby boxes are more than cutesy cardboard containers, from offering a safe place to sleep to giving an equal start in life.