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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

2007: A Sankofa Year
by Emira Woods
Emira Woods argues that it's time to abolish all forms of slavery that still ravage lives throughout much of the African world. Let's make 2007 a Sankofa Year.
Peace is Possible in Iraq
by Lisa Farino, Medea Benjamin
What would it take to create peace in Iraq? Medea Benjamin and a delegation of U.S. citizens met with Iraqis to find out. Interview with Medea Benjamin.
Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources Military Recruitment of Youth - stories, links & resources
by Brandi Bratrude
Are you being recruited? Are recruiters giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about joining the military? Do you have other options? These questions should be filtering through your mind while trying to understand what it means to be a young American.
Local Energy, Local Power Local Energy, Local Power
by Winona LaDuke
Energy for Democracy - wind on the Great Plains could power the country. Tribes are working to bring energy production home.
Abraham to Descendants: “Knock it Off”
by Sarah van Gelder
The Interfaith Amigos: A rabbi, a minister, and an imam, brought together by 9/11 and what followed, discover new spiritual depths from their dialogue and friendship.
A View from the War Zone
by Sharif Abdullah
A veteran observer visits refugee camps where people await a resolution to a civil war that has spanned more than two decades.
The Voice of a Mother is Powerful
by Sarah van Gelder
An interview with Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan with reflections on why she continues her search for the "noble cause" that took the life of her son, Casey.
Making Life Possible Making Life Possible
by Somnath Baidya Roy
A clinic in Bhopal serves survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide chemical explosion.
Building Protective Walls
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Gale Garrigues offers some rants against those tempted to cross borders.
Post-Katrina: What It Means to be Displaced Post-Katrina: What It Means to be Displaced
by Ajamu Baraka, Tonya M. Williams
The Executive Director and a senior fellow at the U.S. Human Rights Network discuss the obligation of government to displaced survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Where FEMA feared to Tread Where FEMA feared to Tread
by Tim Shorrock
When Katrina hit New Orleans, medics on bicycles toured the city bringing relief where other agencies failed to show.
Better Health Through Fairer Wealth
by Brydie Ragan
Being poor may be as great a risk factor in personal health as the consumption of cigarettes or junk food.
Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred     Mountain Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred Mountain
by Brian Cisneros
On the first day of the Summit of Nations, attention is paid to an endangered mountain in the South Dakota badlands and a discussion of key issues.
We are Farmers Not Gardeners We are Farmers Not Gardeners
by Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez
South Central Los Angeles farmers evicted after years of harvests from a community farm maintain their protest weeks after its last occupants have been removed by sheriff deputies.
Men, War, and Families Men, War, and Families
by Robert F. Johnson, Gordon Mustain
Two poems by veterans who recall the effect of military combat on their own lives.
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