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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma     Mankiller Book Review: Every Day is a Good Day by Wilma Mankiller
by Lilja Otto
Provides insights into the lives and ideas of indigenous women and invites readers to re-examine their own cultural and spiritual backgrounds.
Guantanamo on the Mississippi
by Jordan Flaherty
Prisoners incarcerated in New Orleans institutions during Katrina suffered even more than usual.
U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Overlooks Clean Energy Options
by Worldwatch Institute
World Watch Institute believes the new U.S.-India nuclear deal increases risk of terrorist access to nuclear weapons.
Economic Rebirth After the Storm Economic Rebirth After the Storm
by Meizhu Lui
United for a Fair Economy helps the devastated Houma Nation organize a new economic model for itself.
New Cosmology: A Great Story—Our Common Story
by K. Lauren de Boer
Could a story of awe at the unfolding of the universe be a story in which we can all find a home?
Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global Indigenous Power: Indigenous Rights Go Global
by John Mohawk
Indigenous peoples are asserting their moral right to live as distinct communities and reminding us of the power of cooperation with nature.
New Awareness: A New (and Ancient) Understanding of Who We Are
by Fran Korten
Human beings are becoming aware for a second time that we are not the central inhabitants of the Earth.
Christians March on Guantanamo
by Elle McPherson
A group calling itself "witness against torture" travels to Guantanamo to protest alleged torture of prisoners by the US government.
Freedom Project :: Inmates Find Peace
by Dee Axelrod
The Freedom Project teaches prisoners nonviolent communication techniques and helps them to transition into communities when released.
Greater Than the Tread of Mighty Armies: Nonviolent Peacekeeping
by Mel Duncan
Growing in sophistication over the past 10 years, nonviolent peacekeeping has saved thousands of lives. As the effectiveness of this approach to transform violent conflicts is demonstrated, the infrastructure to support this work expands.
Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time Active Nonviolence: Heroes for an Unheroic Time
by Carol Estes
A nonviolent army stands fast, watching over human rights in the midst of conflict, a model of courageous peace.
Bolivia Cheers Its New President Bolivia Cheers Its New President
by Juliette Beck
Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette Beck
American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for this week's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed “a victory for the global community."
New Orleans Forgotten New Orleans Forgotten
by Barbara Sehr
Months after Katrina, the displaced citizens of New Orleans march on City Hall and make demands on local, state, and federal governments.
Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley Shelter from the Storm: an interview with Reverend Lee T. Wesley
by Dee Axelrod
For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism. YES! senior editor Dee Axelrod spoke with him by phone at his Community Bible Baptist Church.
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