Peace and Justice
Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making
by Jenni MonetSep 16, 2016
- North Dakota’s militarized response to activists opposing the Dakota Access pipeline—and the Standing Rock Sioux’s fierce resolve—reflect the area's particular racial divides.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. LopezSep 15, 2016
- Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
Beyond Hamilton: How Diversity Could Save the Future of Theater
by Celanie PolanickSep 15, 2016
- Many worry audiences are aging out, but the reason isn’t that people of color can’t afford tickets—it’s that they feel excluded.
At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”
by Sarah van GelderSep 14, 2016
- Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives.
Tribes Redraw Land Boundaries—With GPS and a Small Fleet of Drones
by Tristan AhtoneSep 14, 2016
- From the Standing Rock Sioux to the Wounaan in Panama, indigenous communities are staking claims to traditional territories even when they no longer possess ownership rights.
How We Became an Economy Full of Side Jobs
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 13, 2016
- The job growth that led us out of the recession has been in nontraditional jobs, and that's working well for women.
The Big Difference at Standing Rock Is Native Leadership All Around
by Sarah van GelderSep 11, 2016
- Dallas Goldtooth, a veteran organizer of the Keystone XL fight, is amazed at the historic support from tribes at Standing Rock—even tribes that rely on resource extraction.
Obama Pipeline Plot Twist Is Not a Victory—And Could Erase the Struggle
by Kelly HayesSep 10, 2016
- The illusion of victory is a dangerous thing. We could undo what we have built at Standing Rock, this unprecedented act of Native American collective resistance.
Feds Step In, and the Big Win May Be for All Tribes Facing Pipelines
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 09, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised “meaningful tribal input” on pipeline decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights.
In Photos: Northwest Canoe Tribes Arrive at Historic Gathering at Standing Rock
by Sarah van GelderSep 09, 2016
- Celebration and solidarity as hundreds of tribes unite behind the Standing Rock Sioux’s opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.
Has Arizona Found a Solution to Gerrymandering?
by Yael GrauerSep 09, 2016
- Sixteen years ago, Arizona stripped state lawmakers of the right to draw electoral districts. Many lawsuits later, democracy is stronger—in some ways.
How Obama Can Keep the Standing Rock Sioux Standoff From Turning Bloody
by Mark TrahantSep 08, 2016
- The Nixon White House managed three Indian occupations. There are lessons for President Obama there—if he would just pay attention.
In Detroit, Freedom Schools Offer an Alternative to City’s Struggling Education System
by Zenobia JeffriesSep 06, 2016
- As Detroit’s public schools fight to stay afloat, Black families turn to a civil rights-era approach to education.
Threat of Salmon Extinction Turns Small Tribe Into Climate Researchers
by Nathan GillesSep 06, 2016
- As glaciers disappear, fish are expected to follow. But the Nooksack tribe of Washington state has a plan to keep nearby rivers and streams cool.
My Brush With Terrorism Helped Me Find My Courage
by Simon OkeloSep 03, 2016
- Sometimes it seems that the world is responding to violence only with violence, but there are other possibilities.