Peace and Justice

Why We Are Driven to Search for the Truth
by Robert Jensen
It’s something we struggle to see more clearly, to realize day to day, to make more real in our lives. And that’s always messy business.
As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience
by Sarah van Gelder
In Norway, a high-tech seed vault flooded from melting permafrost. In Montana, locals keep their seeds in the library.
In One of the Nation’s Most Conservative Places, A Sanctuary City
by Josué Rivas
Advocates in Santa Ana mobilize to educate, assist, protect, and inspire undocumented residents.
Blackfeet Researcher Leads Her Tribe Back to Traditional Foods
by J. Gabriel Ware
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.
Stop Making Excuses for Hateful White Men
by Zenobia Jeffries
Racism—not mental illness—was behind the killings on the Portland train. Let’s call it what it is so we can deal with it.
Meet the People Whose Job Is Checking Facts
by J. Gabriel Ware
We’ve got enough political commentators. We need more fact checkers.
Enough! Trump Has Abdicated on Climate—Now It’s Up to Us
by Mark Trahant
I’ll start with myself. And every time I give up something to reduce carbon emissions, I’ll smile and think of President Trump.
Undocumented and Transgender
by Norman Allen
A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.
Electric Trains Everywhere: A Solution to Crumbling Roads and Climate Crisis
by Stephen Miller
Transportation accounts for nearly a third of the country’s carbon emissions.
5 Things We Need From Any New Health Care Law
by Ron Pollack
Including protecting people with preexisting conditions, funding Planned Parenthood, and other ways to ensure care.
Trump’s Budget Is Full of Contempt—and Numbers That Don’t Add Up
by Mark Trahant
Trillions of imaginary dollars run throughout the budget. Never mind “fake news.” This is fake government.
Why Bernie Sanders Is Pushing for More Worker-Owners
by Jessica Bonanno
In times when Washington is unlikely to agree on much, employee ownership offers a bipartisan approach toward building a stronger and more just economy.
School District Switches to Local and Organic Meals, Cuts Carbon Footprint—and Saves Money
by Melissa Hellmann
A new report revealed surprising results when Oakland overhauled its lunch menu at 100-plus schools by serving less meat and more fruits and vegetables.
Why 22 House Republicans Would Rush to Impeach Trump Before Midterms
by Robert Reich
If Republicans think Trump has become a liability even in red states, they may decide their chances for re-election are better if they abandon him before 2018 elections.
Trump Impeachment on Your Mind? 5 Things to Know
by Jacob Neiheisel
The articles of impeachment against Trump might look remarkably similar to those levied against Nixon and Clinton.