Peace and Justice

This Is the Real Success Story of the Affordable Care Act
by Mark Trahant
Government-sponsored Medicaid and Medicare are efficient and reliable—and already cover 36 percent of Americans.
What DNA Ancestry Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You
by Zenobia Jeffries
The social justice implications of spitting into a test tube.
This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants
by Carrie Koplinka-Loehr
What’s at stake in a world where science is marginalized? Programs like AguaClara, which offer sustainable, low-cost solutions to communities in need.
Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen
by Melissa Hellmann
By halting a proposed $150 million police precinct, Seattle activists have made headway in redirecting funding toward services like affordable housing and education.
Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work
by Rucha Chitnis
“It is important to celebrate these women who are building a more peaceful world that is open, just, and filled with love.”
The Refugee Crisis Is a Sign of a Planet in Trouble
by David Korten
We must shift the structures of society to ensure the Earth remains healthy and everyone has access to a decent livelihood.
A Woman in Trump’s America: 5 Simple Ways to Support Your Sisters
by Melissa Hellmann
Here’s how to show other women you have their backs.
How “Rez Accents” Strengthen Native Identity
by Tristan Ahtone
Research shows that ethnic identity is shaped not only by the loss—and revitalization—of mother tongues but also by the remixing of English.
Why Women Are Skipping Work and Wearing Red Today
by James Trimarco
U.S. organizers of International Women’s Day urge women to find creative ways to strike on March 8.
The Mental and Physical Trauma of “Dreamers” Living With Deportation Threats
by Annamarya Scaccia
After Daniela Vargas’ recent arrest, the future for DACA’s more than 750,000 recipients is more uncertain than ever. They need political support, but also safe spaces to process their anxiety.
What Would a Modern-Day Rosie the Riveter Look Like?
by Erin Sagen
You decide. Send us your ideas by March 14.
6 Ways Citizens Across the U.S. Are Using Science to Build a Better World
by Shannan Stoll
By collecting climate change data, monitoring air quality, and reverse-engineering insulin, locals are creating a more just and equitable society.
Will Cuts to Public Broadcasting Silence Native Radio Stations?
by Christine Trudeau
There are 60 stations licensed to tribes or tribal entities in the United States. They stand to lose a lot if Trump cuts federal funding.
The Woman Giving Refugee Kids Free Lawyers
by Jaime Alfaro
And two other people advocating for immigrants and refugees.
San Francisco Gives Immigrant Parents a Voice Through Noncitizen Voting
by Melissa Hellmann
The parent-led effort shows how cities can empower and protect noncitizens at a time of uncertainty for many immigrant families.