Peace and Justice
Tribe Uneasy About Border Surveillance Plans on Their Land
by Tim VanderpoolJan 27, 2017
- Tensions are high on the Tohono O’odham Nation, where Border Patrol has proposed high-tech surveillance towers as part of a sophisticated “virtual wall” system.
Trump Impeachment Campaign Begins
by James TrimarcoJan 26, 2017
- Never has a modern president so flagrantly violated the Constitution. A constitutional law attorney explains this unprecedented situation in American history—and what we can do about it.
Standing Rock Chairman Demands “Leader to Leader” Meeting With Trump
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnJan 26, 2017
- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reportedly has been directed to issue the Dakota Access pipeline easement, even though the environmental review is in the middle of a public comment period.
Don’t Let Trump Distract You: Public Comment on DAPL Is Now Open
by Jake TracyJan 25, 2017
- Now until Feb. 20 is the public’s chance to push for a full review of the pipeline’s climate impacts. Here’s what to do.
Surviving at Standing Rock After Trump’s DAPL Order
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnJan 25, 2017
- Original water protector camp resolves to stay—even as Sioux tribe says no and Trump orders pipeline construction.
The Spirit of Standing Rock on the Move
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- People from more than 300 tribes traveled to the North Dakota plains to pray and march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Back home, each tribe faces its own version of the “black snake” and a centuries-old struggle to survive.
The Never-Ending Indian Wars: Spotlight Returns to Standing Rock
by Stephanie WoodardJan 24, 2017
- The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know: Even today, theirs is a brutal fight to survive.
How Somali Muslims Are Raising a 10,000-Person Anti-Hate Army
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJan 20, 2017
- The large refugee community in Minnesota is a big target for bigotry, and tensions are expected to get worse. But they’ve got a plan.
Big Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
by Sarah van GelderJan 18, 2017
- After the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington, what comes next? To make real change, we’ll need to build power where we live.
If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America
by Robert JensenJan 17, 2017
- Trump articulates ideas that are closer to what is considered “normal” in the United States than many of us are willing to acknowledge.
What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
by Zenobia Jeffries, Araz HachadourianJan 16, 2017
- From conversations that heal to land trusts that fight gentrification.
Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 16, 2017
- Organizers hope to connect today’s civil rights movements to those of the past with a week of demonstrations across the country leading up to Inauguration Day.
Nader Calls for a Different 1 Percent
by Andy Lee RothJan 13, 2017
- Author and activist Ralph Nader wants to create a new 1 percent—one that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play.”
Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy
by Timothy SnyderJan 13, 2017
- Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
by Zenobia JeffriesJan 12, 2017
- The rate of women in U.S. prisons is growing faster than men. But in New Orleans, one group is successfully tackling sentencing for drug use and sex work.