Peace and Justice

When You’re a Transgender Refugee in Trump’s America
by Christopher Zumski Finke
“You have to have people willing to speak out and be visible within the community, and that is not possible given the current climate.”
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
The Problem With “Silence Breakers” as TIME’s Person of the Year
by Erin Sagen
I decided to search for two words on the article’s web page: “patriarchy” or “misogyny.” Zero results.
“Politicizing Beyoncé”: The Unique College Course on Feminist Politics
by Bailey Williams
A professor has created an entire class on the star that focuses on intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Now you can take it online.
7 Ways You Can Stand Up to Sexual Harassment
by Elizabeth Svoboda
What do you do when your colleague tells you the department head propositioned her in the hallway?
Amid Travel Ban, Refugee Women Cope With Trauma and Stress Through Drum Circles
by Ari Honarvar
How music is helping women from war-torn countries express grief and loss.
Hey, Trump: Navajo Elders Aren’t Your Political Props
by Jacqueline Keeler
This week, Trump is using Natives to target the Bears Ears National Monument. Last week, it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
How to Help My Daughter Face Climate Change With an Open Heart
by Chris Moore-Backman
In his new book Being the Change, climate scientist Peter Kalmus shows why, on the cusp of climate catastrophe, we are neither choiceless nor powerless.
The Elite Is Not Who You Think It Is—It Might Be You
by Darrick Hamilton, Christopher Famighetti
Forget about the 1 percent. Are you part of the top 20 percent of Americans who own 89 percent of our country’s wealth?
Hear That? It’s New Impeachment Talk as Flynn Turns on Trump
by Chris Winters
While it’s tempting to consider the end of this presidency, we should consider the long road ahead.
Pocahontas Is Not a Name That Should Offend You
by Jacqueline Keeler
She is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.
I Can’t Hate Keillor and Lauer If I Want to End the Patriarchy
by Colin Beavan
When hatred stops our ability to understand, it prevents our ability to make change.
A Simple Checklist Inspires a New Kind of Activism
by Elisa Murray
A weekly newsletter created by a rookie Portland activist is moving people to action by prioritizing under-the-radar issues over big headline grabbers.
Yes, a Government Shutdown Might Be the Best Strategy
by Mark Trahant
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.
When Communities Say No One Should Stay in Jail Just Because They’re Poor
by Amy Roe
Five out of six people behind bars awaiting trial are there simply because they can’t afford bail. Community bail funds offer a solution.