PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
by Kristy Leissleposted Dec 27, 2011
- Book Review: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level" shows how inequality—and misery—trickle up.
Taking on the Trade Laws of the 1 Percent
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broadposted Dec 21, 2011
- A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum
posted Dec 21, 2011
- In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli Naumanposted Dec 19, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen Hortonposted Dec 16, 2011
- A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Occupy Wall Street on the Waterfront
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 14, 2011
- This week, protesters from Anchorage to Los Angeles coordinated a convtroversial mass effort to shut down the West Coast’s ports, “hitting Wall Street where it hurts the most.”
What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel Wallersteinposted Dec 09, 2011
- Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Grace Boggs: Reviving the Lost City
by Larry Gabrielposted Dec 07, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: A decades-long revolution to rekindle the soul of urban neighborhoods.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark Englerposted Nov 29, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
In Defense of Diplomacy
by Stephen Zunesposted Nov 23, 2011
- New legislation would make all diplomatic contact with Iran illegal. Stephen Zunes explains why we need to keep the lines of communication open.
Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration
by Lily Yehposted Nov 18, 2011
- On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake
by Norm Stamperposted Nov 16, 2011
- The police chief who oversaw Seattle’s crackdown on WTO protesters learned the dangers of militarization. His advice for a creating a police force that truly serves and protects communities.
An Interfaith Occupation
by Adam DeRoseposted Nov 11, 2011
- The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.
Military Resistance a Strong Brew
by Dean Patonposted Nov 11, 2011
- Near the gates of Fort Lewis, anti-war veterans serve up support and solidarity (along with double-tall lattes) to their friends in uniform.
Grounds for Resistance
posted Nov 01, 2011
- Video: Veteran-run coffee houses give service personnel a place to express their frustrations and find help outside the military.