Peace and Justice

Pentagon Spending on the Chopping Block
by Christopher Hellman
For the first time in years, there’s serious discussion about the size of our military budget.
An End to Constant War
by William J. Astore
Seven reasons we're always at war ... and seven ways to quit.
Tribes Unite to Fight BP
by Sue Sturgis
Indigenous leaders from Ecuador visited Louisiana to share what they learned in a decades-long battle with Texaco.
Every Teacher a Peace Teacher
by David Jackson Cook
At the heart of new Peace Studies programs is the declaration that nonviolence, peace, and justice are not utopian dreams but real and practical ways in which humans can affect the world around them.
People Without Homes, Homes Without People
by Brooke Jarvis
In New York City, low-income people fighting for affordable housing are taking on the developers of vacant condo projects.
US Social Forum Detroit: Opening March
Photo Essay: Thousands attended the march to kick off the week-long event in Detroit.
Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?
by Sarah van Gelder
Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?
What’s Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?
by Lawrence S. Wittner
Can a dazzling long-term mission—the abolition of nuclear weapons—be achieved through a series of small victories, like those of the last 19 months?
Hate Groups? Not in Our School
When an anti-gay hate group decided to visit their school, the students of Gunn High drowned out their protest with a celebration of acceptance.
Leymah Gbowee: A Powerful Voice for Peace
by Kwami Nyamidie
Leymah Gbowee's commitment to nonviolent resistance helped stop the Liberian civil war. She now helps other women promote peace throughout Africa.
The Roots of Compassion
by Sheikh Jamal Rahman
To be compassionate toward others, we first have to learn to be merciful with ourselves.
Ending the Mexican Drug War: An Activist’s Advice
by Erich Moncada
Fighting rampant corruption with citizen action—in Mexico and the U.S.—is the key to peace.
Western Showdown: Saving the Klamath
by Alice Outwater
How the tribes of the Klamath River stood up for the salmon—and won.
People We Love :: Myriam Merlet
by Ashlee Green
In memoriam: a Haitian feminist
Alaska Native Wisdom for Modern Times
by Llarion Merculieff
The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years; southwest Alaska’s Aleuts for 9,000. As the economy crumbles, what can Alaska Natives teach us about sustainable economics?