PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
Should Chiapas Farmers Suffer for California’s Carbon?
by Jeff Conantposted Nov 13, 2012
- A California proposal would offset the state’s climate-altering emissions by paying for forest conservation in Chiapas. Could there be unintended consequences in a region with a history of human rights abuse and land grabs?
Book Review: Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave
by Rebecca Leisherposted Nov 12, 2012
- Native American poet Joy Harjo declares, "I was not brave." But her memoir is a gift that urges us to enlist our own crazy bravery to step through the doorways in our lives.
Winona LaDuke: Why I’m Voting for Obama
by Winona LaDukeposted Nov 06, 2012
- First Nations author and activist Winona LaDuke ran for vice president twice on the Green Party ticket. Here’s why she’s supporting Barack Obama this time around.
People We Love: Somaly Mam
posted Nov 01, 2012
- Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back
posted Oct 31, 2012
- One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael Schwalbeposted Oct 30, 2012
- Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are
by Kim Eckartposted Oct 30, 2012
- Tribes are pursuing a hands-on approach to finding and preparing Native foods that give spiritual sustenance, too.
- Photo Essay: Ta’Ayush
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben Gussposted Oct 18, 2012
- Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Alberta Tar Sands Illegal under Treaty 8, First Nations Charge
by Kristin Moeposted Oct 17, 2012
- In 1899, First Nations in northern Alberta signed a treaty with Queen Victoria that enshrined their right to practice traditional lifeways. Today, it’s the basis for a legal challenge to Shell Oil’s mining of tar sands.
Farmers, Workers, Consumers, Unite! New Visions in Food Justice
by Yvonne Yen Liuposted Oct 15, 2012
- How do we make sure that our food contributes to the health of our communities and ecosystems?
Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
by Cecilia Garzaposted Oct 11, 2012
- How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
Julie Erfle: Unlikely Advocate for Immigration Reform
posted Oct 08, 2012
- Instead of turning against undocumented immigrants after her husband's killing, this journalist chose to work for positive policy reform.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette Cosnerposted Oct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie Schloredtposted Oct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.