Peace and Justice
Labor Dept. Deputy: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
by Amy B. DeanApr 11, 2013
- Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.
Why Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu Leaders Have High Hopes for Pope Francis
by Chris FrancisApr 09, 2013
- Leaders from many faiths are expecting better relations with the Vatican under Pope Francis. Here YES! speaks to some of them about why that is.
Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe
by Kim SimonApr 01, 2013
- After her essay on raising boys to respect women went viral, an incredible outpouring of support gave author Kim Simon the courage to tell the story she really wanted to share: how her own healing from rape came from knowing she wasn’t alone.
At Seattle Idle No More Event, A Mix of Ceremony and Protest
by Kristin HugoMar 27, 2013
- Saturday’s Idle No More event showed that a beach can be the perfect place for a protest when a movement is drawing attention to the relationship between people and water.
After Police Shooting of Teenager, A Brooklyn Neighborhood Dreams of Justice
by Kristin MoeMar 27, 2013
- On March 9, two NYPD officers in plain clothes shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray. At the marches and nightly vigils held in his memory, people are demanding a different kind of police department.
Pope Francis: Good News for the Global South?
by Jim WallisMar 15, 2013
- The first pope chosen from outside Europe in a millennium lives in a small apartment, takes the bus, and calls out wealth inequality where he sees it. Can his vision change the Church?
Teaching Emotions: A Different Approach to Ending School Violence
by Katherine GustafsonMar 14, 2013
- A growing network of programs is teaching kids how to understand and express their emotions. Among their results: decreased aggression and violence.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph SolisMar 08, 2013
- Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.
Film Offers Fresh Take on Racism in Obama’s America
by Valerie SchloredtMar 07, 2013
- Cracking the Codes features stories of racism’s continuing effects told by those who experience it daily, and includes a teaching guide for those who want to address racial issues within groups and projects.
Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson
by Naomi KleinMar 05, 2013
- Naomi Klein speaks with writer, spoken-word artist, and indigenous academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about “extractivism,” why it’s important to talk about memories of the land, and what’s next for Idle No More.
Behind the Kitchen Door: A Must-Read for Anyone Who Eats at Restaurants
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadFeb 25, 2013
- Review: More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.Feb 22, 2013
- Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.
Global Day of Dance Connects Women around the Globe
by Katrina RabelerFeb 15, 2013
- Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising brought women into the streets in every country registered with the United Nations, plus a few places that aren’t. At the Seattle event, a dancing little girl seemed to represent the movement’s hopes for women’s lives.
Today, One Billion Rise
by Christa HillstromFeb 14, 2013
- Rise, strike, dance! Join the worldwide walkout for the end of violence against women and girls.
Photographs from James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade
by Sedat Pakay, Charles JohnsonFeb 12, 2013
- Sedat Pakay’s disarming photos of James Baldwin during his time in Turkey show a side of the great writer most of us have never seen.