Peace and Justice

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.
Thank You, Egypt
by Adrienne Maree Brown
An American organizer on Egypt's lessons in people power.
In Egypt, Something Rare and Remarkable
by Katherine Gustafson
From Cairo, a first-person account of the way Egyptians supported and protected one another during the historic protests that led to the departure of President Hosni Mubarak.
4 Ways to Stop Gun Violence
by Benjamin Van Houten
The nation is grieving after yet another fatal mass shooting. Aren't there ways to curb this ongoing national tragedy?
Waiting (or Not) for Superman
by Jing Fong
The documentary “Waiting for Superman” has stirred up conversation and debate about one of our nation’s biggest concerns—the state of public education. A follow-up campaign is under way to fix education. NOT Waiting for Superman, initiated by Rethinking Schools, says the film got the message all wrong.
Revolution Doesn't Happen Overnight
by Stephen Zunes
Those who were expecting a quick victory in Egypt are no doubt disappointed, but successful People Power movements of recent decades have usually been protracted struggles.
YES! Recommends: Centre for Child Honouring, and Voices Education Project
by Jing Fong
If we made children our top priority, would we create a better world? The Centre for Child Honouring and Voices [Education Project] are helping create peaceful, sustainable societies.
Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.
Egypt: Lessons in Democracy
by Stephen Zunes
Could 2011 be to the Arab world what 1989 was to Eastern Europe?
Robert Sapolsky: The Uniqueness of Humans
What can we learn from our similarities and differences in relation to other animals?