Peace and Justice

It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy
by Sarah van Gelder
Every region of our country has its history of racial exclusion and white supremacy. Here are 13 ways to right those wrongs.
Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos
by Ilan Kelman
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy
by Kevan A. Feshami
Two huge white nationalist sites were recently kicked off the web. But prohibiting hate groups could fuel paranoia—and more violence.
Alaska’s Small Villages Turn Toward Renewables—And Don’t Look Back
by Stephen Miller
Oil companies like to push the narrative that Alaskans want more oil development, but that’s not true.
“This Is Our Land”: Indigenous Rights Activists Respond to White Supremacist Rhetoric
by Jenni Monet
At the Trump rally Tuesday, indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system. For these groups, facing militarized police is nothing new.
Inside the ACLU: Defending White Supremacists as a Black Attorney
by Abre’ Conner
As a constitutional lawyer, I fully support the First Amendment. But as a black person, I’m conflicted when it comes to defending hate.
Baltimore’s Push to Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis With Community Land Trusts
by Kevon Paynter
Community groups throughout the city say land trusts could keep families living affordably in a fast-gentrifying city.
For the Love of Earth
by David Korten
Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?
You’re Lucky If You’ve Got a Meddling Neighbor or Two. Here’s Why
by Jennifer Freed, Melissa Lowenstein
Forget minding your own business. Getting engaged leads to great rewards for both ourselves and others.
How to Get Banks Not to Fund Oil Pipelines? Aim High and Keep Showing Up
by Shannan Stoll
A few months after temporarily shutting down 13 Chase branches, Seattle climate activists were at it again with a tar sands petition.
It’s Not Too Soon to Talk About the Post-Trump Era
by Chris Winters
Even when sensible adults finally take back government, “back to normal” is not what we want.
What a Revived Poor People’s Campaign Needs to Do in the Trump Era
by Amanda Abrams
For the new movement to gain national traction, it will need to draw in poor and working-class Whites.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Austin Police Try to Get Beyond Trans Misgendering and “Deadnaming”
by Annamarya Scaccia
A few law enforcement agencies have adopted new guidelines to treat trans and gender-nonconforming people more fairly. But it’s just the first step.
Stop Using Mental Illness to Explain White Supremacy
by Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer
White supremacy is not an unfortunate stain on an otherwise clean democracy. It’s terribly, terrifyingly normal.