Peace and Justice

Norway’s Largest Bank Divests From Dakota Access, Launches Own Investigation
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Up to $460 million in credit is still at stake for the Bakken pipeline companies after DNB shed its pipeline assets and has begun a “fact-based evaluation” of indigenous rights abuses.
This Land Is Our Land: All Sides Move Quickly as Pipeline Nears the River
by Jenni Monet
Recent Standing Rock drone footage makes it clear that time is running out in the Dakota Access battle, and the fight for control of this land is becoming more urgent.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElwee
Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
Violent Raids at Standing Rock a Stark Contrast to Talk of Building Trust
by Michael J. Dax
Across the country, an uneasy series of consultations between tribes and the U.S. government is under way. While some tribal leaders are skeptical, others hold out hope.
The White Horse and the Humvees—Standing Rock Is Offering Us a Choice
by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Kathleen Dean Moore
Right here, between the barricades on a North Dakota highway, is a pivotal confrontation between two world views, two futures.
“Tough on Crime” Is Tough on Kids—Will CA Voters Roll It Back?
by Melissa Hellmann
If voters pass Proposition 57, it could ease some of the juvenile justice system’s worst get-tough-on-crime elements from past decades.
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia Jeffries
Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
The Standing Rock Victory You Didn’t Hear About
by Desiree Kane
The day 40 to 50 Native water protectors kept 250 militarized police from attacking camp.
Millions of Women Know Sexual Trauma—Thanks to Trump, They’re a Voting Bloc
by A.C. Shilton
The 76 million women who have been oppressed by rape culture and sexual trauma may turn out with surprising force on November 8.
Key Sanders Supporter on Loving—and Criticizing—the Democratic Party
by Sarah van Gelder
Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner talks about being disinvited to introduce Bernie Sanders at the DNC, racism in America, and grassroots leadership.
How to Contact the People Sending Militarized Police to Standing Rock
by Emily Fuller
Have a question about the militarization of policing near Dakota Access pipeline construction? Here’s who to call, starting with Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.
Remember This When You Talk About Standing Rock
by Kelly Hayes
Yes, everyone should be talking about climate change. But we deserve to survive because our lives are worth defending in their own right — not simply because “this affects us all.”
The Injustice at Standing Rock Is an American Story
by Mark Trahant
I’m angry. White people in Oregon are acquitted while Native people in North Dakota are attacked by riot police from five states. And our politicians are preoccupied.
Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out
by Liza Bayless
Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.
How to Make City Budgets Racially Just? Let Citizens Do the Numbers
by Paulina Phelps
The Movement for Black Lives is calling on cities to launch participatory budgeting processes to make public spending fairer.