Peace and Justice

The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
by Jacqueline Keeler
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
The Shasta Dam Killed Off This Tribe’s Salmon—Or So They Thought
by Marc Dadigan
The Winnemem Wintu learned that descendants of their salmon are thriving in a New Zealand river. The tribe has been fighting to return them home.
How Cities Can Do Better Than the Fight for $15
by Alan A. Aja, William A. Darity Jr., Darrick Hamilton
It’s time for cities to reverse a shrinking workforce and build resilience in the face of climate change.
Las Vegas Massacre Dispels the Myth of Who’s Most Violent in This Country
by Mike Males
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and gun deaths.
10 Examples That Prove Straight Privilege Influences Everything
by Erin Tatum
We still live in a society that affords heterosexual individuals more rights, power, and freedom.
Trump’s Proposed Tax Cuts Would Further Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor
by David Korten
The Trump/Republican tax cut proposal is an opportunity to discuss how to redistribute wealth and power.
A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India
by Anuradha Sengupta
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.
West Virginia Rises to Protect LGBTQ Rights
by Emma Eisenberg
With the highest percentage of teens who identify as transgender, the state is emerging as a national leader when it comes to protecting LGBTQ rights at the local level.
Meet the Chef Teaching Kids How to Cook Healthy Meals on a Budget
by Angela Fichter
Seattle chef will soon open a crowd-funded restaurant and arts co-op to honor the city’s arts history and unite its residents.
Before the NFL Took a Knee: 4 Lesser-Known Moments of Resistance in Sports History
by Kevon Paynter
This isn’t the first time the world of professional sports has entered the fight for civil rights and racial justice.
In Photos: Water Protectors Return to Standing Rock—This Time for Healing
by Josué Rivas
The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.
Who Owns the Future of California’s Energy? Its Residents
by Peter Kalmus
Despite all the money in politics, the future of cleaner energy is in the hands of local communities.
“We’re Going to Keep Fighting for That Song”
by Sarah van Gelder
Royalties for “We Shall Overcome” used to go to building the power of African Americans and other marginalized people. Not anymore.
To Fix America’s Health Care, Focus on Food
by Dariush Mozaffarian
To cut down on disease, we should make it a top nonpartisan priority to end our nation’s nutrition crisis.
This Isn’t Just Another Urban Farm—It’s a Food Bank
by Sammi-Jo Lee
The Tucson, Arizona, food bank isn’t just giving away packaged foods. It’s growing healthy food—and teaching people how.