Peace and Justice
"Freddie Gray Used to Buy Me Ice Cream"—Voices From the Streets of Baltimore
by Liz PleasantApr 28, 2015
- After 25-year-old Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained in a Baltimore police van, city residents are rallying to demand accountability.
Armenia’s Genocide Began 100 Years Ago Today. Here’s How the World Remembered It
by Araz HachadourianApr 24, 2015
- If you could see my Facebook feed right now, you would understand how much this day means to Armenians like me.
From Watersheds to Mountains, What If We Based Our Borders on Nature?
by Raye StoeveApr 06, 2015
- Bioregionalism is one possible vision of a future that works for people and for the Earth.
How to Become a Citizen Eater: A Trip Behind the Labels of Your Ethical Cup of Coffee
by Raye StoeveMar 20, 2015
- Labels like "fair trade" and "direct trade" indicate food is ethically sourced—but how do you know what they really mean, and whether they're effective?
When the Grandmothers Awoke
by Jennifer BrowdyMar 02, 2015
- Becoming a global family, one that unites ancient indigenous wisdom with other faith and cultural traditions, is essential if humanity is to overcome the crises of climate change.
From Warrior Cops to Community Police: A Former Chief on How We Can Turn Back the Tide of Militarization
by Norm StamperFeb 20, 2015
- Police in America belong to the people—not the other way around. Former Seattle police Chief Norm Stamper on how we can turn militarized cops into neighborhood-oriented officers, responsive to community needs.
The Largest Chinese Bike Share Program Is 12 Times the Size of NYC’s
by Miles Schneiderman, Peter D'AuriaFeb 20, 2015
- (And 22 other numbers that will help you understand our world).
Is the Maker Movement About Hacking Society—Or Just Hardware?
by Kayla SchultzFeb 18, 2015
- At feminist hackerspaces, members are less interested in digital trespassing than in developing a safe community for experimenting, creating, and collaborating.
Will the Elder Boom Spur a Caring Revolution? Ai-jen Poo’s Inspiring Vision
by Wendy LustbaderFeb 16, 2015
- We need to shift the stories we tell ourselves about the value of elders, the care they need, and later life itself.
Deep in the Amazon, a Tiny Tribe Is Beating Big Oil
by David GoodmanFeb 12, 2015
- The people of Sarayaku are a leading force in 21st century indigenous resistance, engaging the western world politically, legally, and philosophically.
Alaska Bolstered Its Economy and Curbed Inequality—By Paying Everyone Thousands in Oil Dividends Every Year
by Peter BarnesFeb 03, 2015
- After 30 years, the practice of paying every resident—including children—at least $1,000 has made Alaska one of the least unequal states in America. Here's what the rest of us can learn.
These Gorgeous Photographs Show Indigenous Americans Without the Stereotypes
by Natasha DonovanJan 30, 2015
- Three years ago, Matika Wilbur set out on an ambitious undertaking: a vast road trip across America to photograph members of all 562 of America’s federally-recognized tribes.
“Selma”: A Beautifully Shot Film Shows How Change Really Happens
by Kate AronoffJan 17, 2015
- Neither a “great man” history of Martin Luther King Jr., nor a tale of forgotten underdogs, Selma is about skilled activists building a movement.
A Baltimore Public School Teacher Explains Why It Pays to Put Kids in Control
by Andy Lee RothJan 16, 2015
- What do Shakespeare’s plays tell us about how to run classrooms in an unequal society?
How #FergusonSyllabus Helps Teachers Discuss Police, Racism, and History
by Liz PleasantJan 12, 2015
- “Teachers are better prepared because #FergusonSyllabus created a space for exchange among educators about best practices and materials for illustrating the best and worst of our democracy.”