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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights Tsunami Survivors Fight for Land Rights
by Robert Reynolds
In Thailand, the Indian Ocean tsunami allowed resort developers to push indigenous coastal communities off their land. Villages are fighting back--and winning legal rights to their homes.
The Ironies of Peace The Ironies of Peace
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler reflects on President Obamas acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Copenhagen: Just a Cop Out? Copenhagen: Just a Cop Out?
by Tom Athanasiou
Despite its disappointments, Copenhagen marks a turning point—the end of denial. What's next is recognizing that our climate problem is really a justice problem.
It's Too Late to Compromise on Climate It's Too Late to Compromise on Climate
by Mateo Nube
Mateo Nube: With survival at stake, the world can still come together over values like sharing and accountability.
Debt Relief: The Results Are In Debt Relief: The Results Are In
by Hayley Hathaway
Debt relief has allowed poor nations to pay for schools and health care instead of loan interest. A new bill in the U.S. Congress would offer relief to more countries and make lending more responsible.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassen
If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.
Bolivia's Economic Success Bolivia's Economic Success
by Sara Kozameh
By regaining public ownership of natural resources and focusing on social programs, the Morales administration has achieved record growth despite the recession.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling? Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
Trauma Stewardship Trauma Stewardship
by Rinku Sen
ColorLines' Rinku Sen finds this guide useful for "anyone who stays close to the ground as they help to change that landscape".
Guardians of the Revolution Guardians of the Revolution
by John Feffer
Iran and the United States do not have to remain eternal enemies. So argues Ray Takeyh, an Iranian-born scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations, in his useful and engaging new book.
White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public White House Opens Visitor Log to the Public
by Heather Purser
The White House has begun making its visitor logs publicly available on its website, reversing a Bush administration policy that kept such records secret.
Human Rights in the Age of Obama Human Rights in the Age of Obama
by Tanya Dawkins
Interview with Ajamu Baraka: Protecting human rights during a recession means rethinking the role of government, taking direct action, and creating an equitable society.
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.
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