Peace and Justice

Inside the ACLU: Defending White Supremacists as a Black Attorney
by Abre’ Conner
As a constitutional lawyer, I fully support the First Amendment. But as a black person, I’m conflicted when it comes to defending hate.
Baltimore’s Push to Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis With Community Land Trusts
by Kevon Paynter
Community groups throughout the city say land trusts could keep families living affordably in a fast-gentrifying city.
For the Love of Earth
by David Korten
Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?
You’re Lucky If You’ve Got a Meddling Neighbor or Two. Here’s Why
by Jennifer Freed, Melissa Lowenstein
Forget minding your own business. Getting engaged leads to great rewards for both ourselves and others.
How to Get Banks Not to Fund Oil Pipelines? Aim High and Keep Showing Up
by Shannan Stoll
A few months after temporarily shutting down 13 Chase branches, Seattle climate activists were at it again with a tar sands petition.
It’s Not Too Soon to Talk About the Post-Trump Era
by Chris Winters
Even when sensible adults finally take back government, “back to normal” is not what we want.
What a Revived Poor People’s Campaign Needs to Do in the Trump Era
by Amanda Abrams
For the new movement to gain national traction, it will need to draw in poor and working-class Whites.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Austin Police Try to Get Beyond Trans Misgendering and “Deadnaming”
by Annamarya Scaccia
A few law enforcement agencies have adopted new guidelines to treat trans and gender-nonconforming people more fairly. But it’s just the first step.
Stop Using Mental Illness to Explain White Supremacy
by Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer
White supremacy is not an unfortunate stain on an otherwise clean democracy. It’s terribly, terrifyingly normal.
Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant
by Brandon Jordan
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
Robert Reich’s Summer Survival Guide for the Trump Era
by Robert Reich
10 ways to get your mind off this White House.
Fight Fascism With a Dance Party
by Janey Stephenson
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.
Why Police Violence Against Women of Color Stays Hidden
by Zenobia Jeffries
Data show more Black men are killed at higher rates than women, but police-misconduct attorney Andrea Ritchie says that doesn’t tell the whole story.
It’s Time to Restore and Strengthen the Voting Rights Act
by Tamara Power-Drutis
On the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, 31 states with histories of racial discrimination no longer have federal oversight of their voting process.