Peace and Justice

What I Want for My Son and the Daddies Who Adopted Him
by Mariah MacCarthy
I want my son to have male role models, female role models, and to know that families can look like anything. I want him to have options that I never did.
20,000 Domestic Workers Are About to Get Fair Wages. How’d They Do That?
by Sheila Bapat
Left out by traditional unions, women-led domestic workers are winning fights for minimum wage and overtime across the country.
Do Gun Control Debates Ever Change Anything? In These Countries They Did
by Priyanka Boghani
Three cases in which gun laws were tightened following tragic mass shootings.
Olympians Without Nations: First-Ever Team of Refugees Heads to Summer Games
by Christopher Zumski Finke
With 20 million refugees worldwide, the International Olympic Committee announces a new team to make the games more inclusive for people without a nation to call home.
Boycotts Won’t Change Mississippi—But Civil Rights History Shows Us How We Can
by Jake McGraw
To fight discrimination in Mississippi, out-of-state allies should strengthen their ties to the state, not sever them.
Forget Hunger Strikes. What Prisons Fear Most Are Labor Strikes
by Raven Rakia
Prisoners throughout Alabama and Texas reclaim their humanity—and power—by shutting down the economic infrastructure of their prisons.
Zuni Tribe Returns to Sacred Ceremony to Strengthen Community
by Michael J. Dax
The Southwest tribe is rebuilding sacred buildings critical for teaching Zuni youth the pueblo’s core values of community and devotion to collective prosperity.
How to Not Love the National Parks to Death
by Heather J. Hansen
More visitors than ever will head to national parks this summer. Here’s what we can do to keep the wild in wilderness—and set parks on a sustainable path for the next century.
A More Relevant and Radical Democratic Platform? Sanders Brings Veteran Activists to the Table
by Kate Stringer
From Cornel West to Bill McKibben, Sanders picks some heavy-hitting social movement leaders for the Democratic National Committee.
Tired of Running From the River: Adapting to Climate Change on India’s Disappearing Islands
by Anuradha Sengupta
Rising waters are quickly submerging the Sundarbans and drowning its livelihoods. As the region’s men leave to find stable income, women make the best of what remains.
Why We Shouldn’t Call Trump an “Ignorant Bully” (Even When We Really Want To)
by Bill Buzenberg
Name-calling is Donald Trump’s stock-in-trade. Here are five more logical fallacies that kill political discourse and threaten democracy.
Immigrant Moms Were Told They Can’t Have Jobs—So They Started Their Own Tamale Co-op
by Travis Putnam Hill
Employment options can be extremely limited for undocumented immigrants who can’t work legally. These single moms are relying on each other.
Infographic: Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
Three maps show where restrictive abortion laws disproportionately affect low-income and African-American women.
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena Grewal
One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.
A Simple Solution to Low Voter Turnout—Knock at the Front Door
by Kate Stringer
In communities of color where voter turnout has historically lagged, in-person interaction seems to be the most effective fix.