Peace and Justice

In Defense of Diplomacy
by Stephen Zunes
New legislation would make all diplomatic contact with Iran illegal. Stephen Zunes explains why we need to keep the lines of communication open.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yeh
On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
The police chief who oversaw Seattle’s crackdown on WTO protesters learned the dangers of militarization. His advice for a creating a police force that truly serves and protects communities.
An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRose
The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
Military Resistance a Strong Brew
by Dean Paton
Near the gates of Fort Lewis, anti-war veterans serve up support and solidarity (along with double-tall lattes) to their friends in uniform.
Grounds for Resistance
Video: Veteran-run coffee houses give service personnel a place to express their frustrations and find help outside the military.
A Story of Slavery and Freedom in Florida's Tomato Fields
Video: A short documentary shows a side of tomatoes few people ever see or think about.
Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archer
This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
Women Farmers Feed the World
by Christa Hillstrom
In Africa, women’s resistance to the new Green Revolution shows that the question of agricultural sustainability is also a question of equality.
People We Love: Hilton Kelley
A local hero steps up to help save the environment and his community.
People We Love: JR
A former street artist makes art for humanity.
The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.
Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
Prison or Deportation: What Choices Are Immigrants Given?
by Elizabeth Ruiz, as told to Oliver Lazenby
On her way to work one morning, Elizabeth Ruiz took a two-month detour to a detention center. What she gave up to keep her family together.
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelder
Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.