Peace and Justice
Bolivia Cheers Its New President
by Juliette BeckJan 23, 2006
- Crowds cheer as Evo Morales is sworn in as the first indigenous president of Bolivia.
Bolivia Elects Latin America's First Indigenous President
by Juliette BeckDec 19, 2005
- 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
by Barbara SehrDec 13, 2005
- 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
by Dee AxelrodDec 12, 2005
- 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
by Sarah Ruth van GelderDec 12, 2005
- 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
by Sarah FortNov 08, 2005
- 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 PibelNov 08, 2005
- Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.
Work in San Francisco? No Sweat
by Andrew LovejoyNov 08, 2005
- 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
by David MorseNov 07, 2005
- 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 PibelNov 07, 2005
- September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
The Prophets Versus Empire
by Richard LangOct 31, 2005
- Is it time for Americans to build a culture that rejects empire and adopts the principles of the Jubilee?
Indicator: Indigenous Power Swells in Bolivia
by Lisa Gale GarriguesOct 04, 2005
- Indigenous people in Bolivia call for nationalization of country’s natural gas and creation of an indigenous-controlled state.
Indicator: Kuwaiti Women Win Political
by Carolyn McConnellOct 04, 2005
- After years of pressure from women's rights groups, in May 2005 Kuwait's parliament granted women the right to vote and stand for election.
Indicator: Native American Trust Fund Reform
by Patricia PowersOct 04, 2005
- American Indian leaders to propose a multi-billion dollar settlement to Indians and dramatic reform of the Indian trust fund.
by Judith Kirstein-KeshetOct 04, 2005
- Monitoring human rights abuses at checkpoints in occupied Palestine