Peace and Justice
Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back
Oct 31, 2012
- One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are
by Kim EckartOct 30, 2012
- Tribes are pursuing a hands-on approach to finding and preparing Native foods that give spiritual sustenance, too.
The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael SchwalbeOct 30, 2012
- Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben GussOct 18, 2012
- Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin MoeOct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen LiuOct 15, 2012
- How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia GarzaOct 11, 2012
- How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
Oct 08, 2012
- Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette CosnerOct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie SchloredtOct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau UnderwoodSep 28, 2012
- After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
One Billion Rising
Sep 24, 2012
- Eve Ensler has said that nothing is more important than stopping violence against women. Her new short film encourages us to rise up do just that.
Is an End to the Death Penalty in Sight?
by Laura MoyeSep 21, 2012
- What’s the good news about the troubling practice of execution in the U.S.? We’re already abolishing it, state by state.
In Prayer and Protest: The Fight for Troy Davis
by Scott LangleySep 21, 2012
- The story in photos: One year ago, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. See the remarkable photos from his final days, from the perspective of his family, friends, and supporters.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen MarloweSep 21, 2012
- A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.