PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
Treaty Like It’s 1999: Connecting the Dots on Trade
by Raj Patelposted May 25, 2012
- From Japan, Raj Patel on the expansion of the Trans-Pacific trade agreement and the homegrown battle to stop it.
North Carolina’s Fight for Marriage Equality Continues
by Sue Sturgisposted May 15, 2012
- In the wake of North Carolina’s new amendment banning same-sex marriage, couples across the state are protesting by requesting marriage licenses.
Same-Sex Marriage Brings Healing to Me—and My Tribe
by Madeline Ostranderposted May 10, 2012
- Heather Purser set out to win gay marriage rights within the Suquamish Tribe and found herself on a personal journey toward self-acceptance.
“You Have My Permission to Wear a Hoodie Every Day”
by Rasha Hamidposted May 07, 2012
- In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, what advice should a mother give to her young, brown son? Rasha Hamid pondered that question, and wrote this poem to her son Jibreel.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena Christianposted May 03, 2012
- Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
Changing the Course of Dyslexia
by Bob Broudoposted May 02, 2012
- President and headmaster Bob Broudo of Landmark School passionately believes that we have a civic responsibility to help students with language-based learning disabilities discover who they are as learners and how they can learn.
Invincible: Detroit’s Homegrown, Hip-Hop Activism
by Shannan Stollposted May 01, 2012
- Powerful, passionate, and politically charged rhymes that speak for marginalized people.
A Fair Trade iPad? How Apple Could Change the Industry's Game
by Heidi Bruceposted May 01, 2012
- This year's public outcry against Apple and Foxconn factory conditions might finally point electronics production in a fairer direction.
Special Coverage: May Day!
posted May 01, 2012
- An independent movement deserves independent media. Click on the player to watch live television coverage on Free Speech TV. Click on the interactive map to see live updates on actions and arrests throughout the nation. And follow additional breaking news through our feed below.
Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Advocate for Acceptance
by Shannan Stollposted May 01, 2012
- Bringing personal warmth and serious scholarship to advocacy for marriage equality in Orthodox Judaism.
In Japan, a Mothers’ Movement Against Nuclear Power
by Heidi Hutnerposted Apr 25, 2012
- The Fukushima disaster has brought a powerful new demographic to Japan’s anti-nuclear movement: mothers.
A Plea for Rio+20: Don’t Commodify Nature
by David Kortenposted Apr 24, 2012
- David Korten: Indigenous wisdom reveals a path to the future that does not include a buy-out of the earth’s natural systems.
Ending Our Nuclear Nightmare
by David Kriegerposted Apr 19, 2012
- David Krieger: The abolition of nuclear weapons is our responsibility, not a burden to pass on to our children and grandchildren.
Practical Compassion: An Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Heidi Bruceposted Apr 12, 2012
- The historian has helped world religions unite behind a single principle. But can a worldwide charter for compassion become more than just a nice idea?
Israelis and Iranians Feel the Love
posted Apr 11, 2012
- As their leaders talk violence, some residents of Israel and Iran are reaching out to each other directly with a promise of peace.