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PEACE & JUSTICE

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A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
In 1948, the world agreed on rights that belong to everyone. This Magna Carta for humanity sets a high bar that few governments clear.
We Can Turn it Around We Can Turn it Around
by Doug Pibel
The U.S. led the world on human rights. As it loses its way, we're the ones to bring it back.
Sometimes A Great Nation
by Eric Foner
The U.S. has a proud history of advancing human rights—and sometimes forgetting them. Historian Eric Foner proposes we give humility and respect a try.
The Case of Lt. Ehren Watada
by Martha Baskin
Last week a military court judge ruled Lt. Ehren Watada, the first Army Lieutenant to refuse orders to deploy to Iraq, could not raise the legality of the Iraq War in his defense. Members of the public gathered for a Citizens’ Hearing on the legality of U.S. actions in Iraq.
Evo's First Year Evo's First Year
by Juliette Beck
Evo Morales' first year as President of Bolivia: Race Conflict threatens division while Andean cultural traditions restore balance
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.
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