Peace and Justice

The World of Our Dreams
by David Korten
I find hope in the fact that for all our wondrous differences, at the core we humans all want most of the same things. Fortunately, what we want aligns with where we need to go.
You Can’t Ignore Me Any Longer
by Jing Fong
Street artist JR brings art to improbable places, creating projects that force us to really see each other.
The Moral Case for Change
by Gara LaMarche
It’s time to put the moral life back into our philanthropy and politics.
Our Human Nature
by David Korten
Greed is a sign of moral and psychological immaturity. Psychologically and morally mature adults are caring, cooperative, and honest.
Warrior Baboons Give Peace a Chance
by Robert M. Sapolsky
Born violent? A troop of baboons chooses an enduring culture of peace.
War Is Not Peace
by Christa Hillstrom
For decades, School of the Americas Watch founder Father Roy Bourgeois has argued that embracing militarism will never bring us the security we seek. But he thinks he knows what will.
10 Everyday Acts of Resistance That Changed the World
by Steve Crawshaw, John Jackson
Václav Havel called it “the power of the powerless.” How regular people, from Denmark to Liberia, have stood up to power—and won.
Nuclear Disaster: Who Foots the Bill?
by Tyson Slocum
Right now, taxpayers insure the nuclear power industry against the costs of disaster. How can we support safer industries, instead?
Young Voters: Don’t Write Them Off
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Why anyone who believes that under-30 Americans aren’t tuned in to the future and ready to act is fooling themselves.
The End of Empire
by David Korten
Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.
Haiti: Resilience or Interference?
by Madeline Ostrander
Aristide's return to Haiti is a chance to ask what role the U.S. will play in the nation's future.
Why We Revolt
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit: When and how does the moment come when people stop believing in the power that has ruled them? When and how do ordinary people discover their own power?
“Our Family Isn't So Different”
Video: The 19-year-old son of two women testifies eloquently against Iowa's effort to ban same-sex marriage.
Time to Grow Our Souls
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
Saying No to the Nuclear Option
by Sarah Laskow
Japan's disaster begs the question: Are these large-scale catastrophes so inevitable that the only option is to stop pursuing the policies that lead to them?