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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

Homeland Security Addresses Rights Violations Homeland Security Addresses Rights Violations
by Susie Shutts
In October, the Department of Homeland Security announced reforms aimed at improving conditions for immigrants being held in detention centers.
People We Love :: Jacqueline Cabasso People We Love :: Jacqueline Cabasso
by Susie Shutts
Working to abolish nuclear weapons.
People We Love :: Bahati Kizungu People We Love :: Bahati Kizungu
by Lynsi Burton
Reporting for children’s rights.
Global South Demands Climate Justice Global South Demands Climate Justice
by Jennifer Krill, Adrian Wilson.
Delegates from developing nations are worried about the fairness of the COP-15 process after the leakage of an early negotiation text.
When Our Leaders Fail to Lead When Our Leaders Fail to Lead
by David Korten
We have to make them. What David Korten learned from his experiences during the Vietnam War.
Obama's Afghanistan Speech: Where Do We Go from Here? Obama's Afghanistan Speech: Where Do We Go from Here?
by Phyllis Bennis
What the president said, what he left out, and what we can still do to promote peace.
7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World 7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World
by Fran Korten
Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
Climate Hero Clayton Thomas-Müller Climate Hero Clayton Thomas-Müller
Clayton Thomas-Müller is working to keep corporations from privatizing the atmosphere, as they have privatized the land and exploited the natural resources that once belonged to the First Nations of Canada.
The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence The WTO and the Myth of Activist Violence
by Rebecca Solnit
The people who have made our world through direct action have been treated as dangerous, even if they are revered when their radical acts are at a safe distance.
The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action
by Walden Bello
WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.
The World Turned Out in Seattle The World Turned Out in Seattle
by Anuradha Mittal
WTO+10: The 1999 protests changed America's image in the eyes of the world, crippled the WTO, and energized an international civil movement for social and economic justice.
One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World One More Thing Seattle's WTO Shutdown Taught the World
by Sarah van Gelder
Among the many ripple effects of the successful shutdown of the WTO in Seattle in 1999 is one that few know about. The organizing that went into the direct action, marches, media center, and forums inspired the organizers of the World Social Forums, which have become some of the world's most important centers of people power.
Veteran Fasts for Peace
by Brooke Jarvis
Concerned for the mental health of soldiers, Thomas Mahany wrote a letter asking President Obama to "deal with the cause, not just the effect" of war's trauma by bringing troops home.
Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.
The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America The Season of Our Discontent: Poverty and Hunger in America
by Mark Winne
Just before Thanksgiving, the USDA has released alarming new statistics about hunger in America. How can we bridge the divide between abundance and scarcity?
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