Peace and Justice

Wadah Khanfar: Hope for the Arab World
Video: The head of Al Jazeera shares his hope for the Arab world's new future—and how we can all help it grow.
People We Love: Bradley Manning
Challenging secrecy with WikiLeaks.
Our Animal Selves
by Linda Hogan
All around us are radiant species. What can the first peoples teach us about restoring our relationship with animals?
The Wind of Change—In the Arab World and Beyond
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Lessons from revolutions past: How the rest of us will need to adapt to changing geopolitics.
Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company
by Walaika Haskins
Corporations committed to both profits and people could change the mindset of the business world.
Tolerance in a Small Town
by Sven Eberlein
Residents rally for their Muslim neighbors when authorities target the local Islamic center.
Signs of Life: Spring 2011
Small stories about big change.
Domestic Workers Win Bill of Rights
by Caitlin Battersby
A long-excluded workforce finally gets the protections it deserves.
Haitian Renaissance: Youth Paint a New Country
by Beverly Bell
How a community art program in Haiti is empowering young people to express their hope for a better future.
Civil Disobedience on Trial: Tim DeChristopher Convicted
by Brooke Jarvis
How does the United States try cases of civil disobedience? Activist Tim DeChristopher on how much has changed since the founding fathers.
Stopping the Settlements: Can a Veto Mean Victory?
by Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis: Bureaucratic defeat within the United Nations security council might lead to diplomatic victory for those seeking to end Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
Lessons and Signs of Hope Amidst the Carnage in Libya
by Stephen Zunes
Gaddafi's violence is backfiring as many of those who work for his regime—from pilots to soldiers to diplomats—are refusing to continue.
Libya and Beyond: What’s Next for Democracy?
by Phyllis Bennis
Phyllis Bennis on why Libya differs from other pro-democracy uprisings in the region.
YES! We Can Reinvent a Failed Prison System
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! Magazine's summer issue will grapple with how to solve the U.S.'s prison problem. Here's a look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
Lentils and Justice for All
by Christa Hillstrom
It all begins with food: How to restore the health and wealth of inner-city communities.