Peace and Justice
Mentally Ill People Often Face Violence From Police—But These Cities Are Trying to Fix That
by Daniel RossNov 28, 2014
- Crisis Intervention Teams train police officers to understand mental illness without resorting to violence.
Police Violence Is Not Inevitable: Four Ways a California Police Chief Connected Cops With Communities
by Steve EarlyNov 28, 2014
- “A critical look at any institution with as much power and authority invested in it as the police is probably a good thing.”
“I’m Scared to Be a Black Male Walking Down the Street”: Seattle Teens on Why They Skipped School for a #Ferguson March
by Kayla Schultz, Mary HansenNov 26, 2014
- “We all just left class. As soon as 11:00 came, we stood up and walked out of class. Together as one.”
#Ferguson Thanksgiving: A Former Slave Proposed the Holiday 55 Years Before Lincoln. Why His Version Matters Today
by Jedediah PurdyNov 26, 2014
- “For some, racial inequality and fear are raw realities every day, and anything inspiring in American history rings false and remote. For others, the call to reflect on injustice feels like a personal accusation. But we are caught in this history together.”
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
by Shannon HayesNov 26, 2014
- Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons
by Emily MulderNov 25, 2014
- More than 40 percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli prisons. The schools that operate within are increasingly important.
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
by Larry GabrielNov 24, 2014
- Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
by Nur LaljiNov 21, 2014
- "This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
by Mary HansenNov 21, 2014
- Conflict Kitchen serves up food from countries in conflict with the United States—and its customers think it's worth defending.
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 21, 2014
- The first video game developed by an indigenous-owned company uses gaming’s immersive storytelling style to connect players with Alaska Native culture.
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
by Sarah van GelderNov 18, 2014
- At a time when nations are gridlocked and corrupted by special interests, cities are taking on poverty, social isolation, and the climate crisis.
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
by Natasha DonovanNov 17, 2014
- Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
by Laura FlandersNov 14, 2014
- "The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
Nov 14, 2014
- The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
by Mark Engler, Paul EnglerNov 07, 2014
- Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.