PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence
by Amos Miersposted Aug 30, 2012
- While Republicans spent the RNC attending corporate-sponsored parties and listening to scripted speeches, protesters’ commitment to nonviolence built alliances that went beyond the usual suspects.
Photo Essay: Mexican Caravan Goes 5,600 Miles for Peace
by Erin Siegalposted Aug 30, 2012
- We share more than a border with the 116,000 Mexicans killed and disappeared in the War on Drugs. Take a ride across the U.S. with poet Javier Sicilia and their families on the Caravan for Peace.
The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”
by Jeff Conantposted Aug 23, 2012
- Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”
For Sale: The Sacred Center of the Sioux Universe
by Winona LaDukeposted Aug 22, 2012
- The site of Pe’ Sla has been privately owned since 1876, but indigenous people have always been free to worship there. All that could change on August 25, when the land is set to be auctioned off.
Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement
by John Robbinsposted Aug 21, 2012
- A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”
Mexico’s Burgeoning Peace Movement Heads North
by Paul Imisonposted Aug 10, 2012
- What would happen if Mexican survivors of the “War on Drugs” reached out to work with Americans who have weathered its violence, too? Poet Javier Sicilia and his U.S.-bound Peace Caravan are about to find out.
America’s Deficit Attention Disorder
by David Kortenposted Aug 10, 2012
- Money is the least of our problems. It’s time to pay attention to the real deficits that are killing us.
Eve Ensler: Freedom Starts With a “V”
by Madeline Ostranderposted Aug 09, 2012
- The “Vagina Monologues” author on why knowing your body can shake up the world.
A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steelposted Aug 06, 2012
- The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John Perkinsposted Jul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller
by Peter Dreierposted Jul 12, 2012
- Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.
A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam Walk Into a Book ...
by Jenn Carretoposted Jul 04, 2012
- In "Religion Gone Astray," three leaders—and friends—from different religions take on violence, exclusivity, gender inequality, and homophobia in some of their scriptures' most controversial verses. What they discovered surprised them.
Radical Religion, an American Tradition
by Rev. Wendy Bellposted Jul 02, 2012
- Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than simply a series of isolated movements for social change.
The Achilles' Heel of the American Dream
by Sean Burnsposted Jun 28, 2012
- Book Review: “Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power” profiles the radical, working-class movements of the '60s and '70s—a guide for transformation today.
Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070
by B. Loeweposted Jun 21, 2012
- Beyond the Supreme Court: For immigrant communities in Arizona and beyond, the struggle against draconian laws begins at home.