Peace and Justice

In Afghan Negotiations, Who’s at the Table?
by Phyllis Bennis
A real path to peace will involve a lot more players (and fewer soldiers).
The Good Soldier :: Film Trailer
Five war veterans tell of events from World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and Iraq. Their stories challenge 
the notion that war is a lawful arena 
for social injustice and mass murder and instead, advocate for peace.
Trouble the Water :: Film Trailer
Home footage of Hurricane Katrina from 9th Ward resident Kimberly Rivers Roberts goes beyond news coverage, revealing the voices that government kept silent.
Ancient Traditions Keep Desert Waters Flowing
by Arturo Sandoval
New Mexico's acequias—communal irrigation canals—still function as a tool to preserve and share scarce desert water.
Farmworkers Rally for Higher Pay and Canada Frees Up Foreign Aid
Canadian officials have announced plans to untie foreign aid by 2012–2013; Workers’ rights activists are taking on one of the largest supermarket chains in America, Florida-based Publix.
Afghanistan: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
by Mark Engler
The time has come for a U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan. But is "Out Now" a valid response? David Wildman, Sunita Viswanath, and Lorelei Kelly discuss how can we best support Afghan national stability.
Some Nuclear Sunshine
by Joseph Cirincione, Benjamin Loehrke
The U.S. reveals the size of its nuclear arsenal for the first time. Are we any closer to disarmament?
Cochabamba’s Message: Let the People Speak
by Janet Redman
The World People's Summit broke new ground by allowing those most affected by a changing climate the chance to speak out about their ideas for just solutions.
YES! Recommends—Zinn Education Project
by Jing Fong
The Zinn Education Project helps make sense of race and the role it has played in shaping society.
Words That Inspire: A Mix of Books (finally) on Mixed-Race People
by Jing Fong
Multiracial persons are the fastest growing demographic group in the country, but still gaining recognition. Now mixed race people can see themselves in books and be proud of who they are.
From Crisis to Opportunity
by Velcrow Ripper
Will the World People's Summit be a turning point in the climate crisis?
Local Knowledge and Local Technologies
by Elizabeth Cooper
At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, the emphasis on local and indigenous knowledge stands out.
Beyond Vaccines: Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health
by Roseanne August, Beverly Bell
One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
The Open Veins of Climate Change
by Eduardo Galeano
Message from Eduardo Galeano, the author of Open Veins of Latin America, to participants of the First World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba.
The Cochabamba Water Revolt, Ten Years Later
by Jim Shultz
Bolivia's historic grassroots victory against Bechtel is a reminder of the power of protest—as well as the importance of less romantic work.