Peace and Justice

Pocahontas Is Not a Name That Should Offend You
by Jacqueline Keeler
She is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.
I Can’t Hate Keillor and Lauer If I Want to End the Patriarchy
by Colin Beavan
When hatred stops our ability to understand, it prevents our ability to make change.
A Simple Checklist Inspires a New Kind of Activism
by Elisa Murray
A weekly newsletter created by a rookie Portland activist is moving people to action by prioritizing under-the-radar issues over big headline grabbers.
Yes, a Government Shutdown Might Be the Best Strategy
by Mark Trahant
Democrats cannot back down from funding children’s health and protecting Dreamers. These issues are moral priorities.
When Communities Say No One Should Stay in Jail Just Because They’re Poor
by Amy Roe
Five out of six people behind bars awaiting trial are there simply because they can’t afford bail. Community bail funds offer a solution.
6 Moments in History That Remind Me Anything Is Possible
by Frances Moore Lappé
In these discouraging times, I keep a list of encouraging changes I couldn’t have predicted.
2017 Was Terrible for Food Policy. But 2018 Could Shake Things Up
by H. Claire Brown
Will the farm bill and midterm elections put food back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill?
3 Reasons This Isn’t a Decisive Win for the KXL Pipeline
by Shannan Stoll
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
How Internet Co-ops Can Protect Us From Net Neutrality Rollbacks
by Sammi-Jo Lee
Smaller internet service providers offer alternatives and could disrupt the monopolies.
8 Tips to Get You Through Difficult Conversations This Holiday Season
by Sarah van Gelder
The point isn’t to win. It’s to ignite understanding.
7 Not-So-Subtle Messages Congress Is Sending With Its Tax Plans
by Mark Trahant
The two tax bills define what’s important to a society. Or more to the point, who’s not important.
Why Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Time to Give Up Meat
by Peter Kalmus
I learned that there’s no better way to cultivate gratitude than through food.
How Vilifying Teen Girls Has Protected Powerful Men
by Mike Males
In recent years, increasing the power and independence of young women has brought dramatic decreases in pregnancies and sexual abuses.
The “Redneck Revolt” Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy
by Zenobia Jeffries
This rural White organization put out a call for working-class Whites to “reject the idea of whiteness.”
Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays
by Wyatt Massey
Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings.