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PEACE & JUSTICE

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A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

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.
Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Chad-Cameroon Project Violates Human Rights
by Sarah Fort
One of Africa’s largest development projects, the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, is producing human rights violations along with its oil, says Amnesty International.
Department of Peace and Nonviolence
by Leslie Eliel, Doug Pibel
Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.
Work in San Francisco? No Sweat
by Andrew Lovejoy
Beginning in December 2005, the city of San Francisco will require all contractors to guarantee that any goods they supply are produced without “sweatshop” labor.
Darfur Genocide is Rwanda in Slow Motion
by David Morse
The Save Darfur Coalition, an alliance of over 100 faith-based, humanitarian and human rights organizations, is spearheading efforts to force action by the U.S. Congress
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibel
September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
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