Peace and Justice

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
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
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
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
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
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
by Robert F. Johnson, Gordon Mustain
Two poems by veterans who recall the effect of military combat on their own lives.
Bolivian Coca Workers Cheer "Social and Cultural Revolution"
by Juliette Beck
Hugo Chavez and Cuban vice president help Morales stir troops for upcoming Constituent Assembly election.
How Likely Is Collapse?
by Michael Marien
Why is all this gloom and doom appearing in YES? The first step toward a positive future at the individual, community, society, or global level is to address seriously the problem at hand and take meaningful action.
Surviving Hard Times: It's not for sissies
by John Mohawk
Hopi and Iroquois prophecies draw on long cultural memories, offering practical approaches to surviving hard times.
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
by David Korten
How will future generations remember our time? As the time when climate chaos, peak oil, and an unstable global economy unraveled society? Or as the time of a Great Turning?