PEACE & JUSTICE
A fair world lays the foundations for peace.
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
by Laura Flandersposted Apr 01, 2014
- Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Esperanza Spalding’s “We Are America” Is the Catchiest Call Yet for Justice at Guantanamo Bay
posted Mar 28, 2014
- Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding and company on standing up for people held without trial in America’s most controversial prison.
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
by Wendy Callposted Mar 21, 2014
- On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
An End to "The Hole"?: 6 Signs that Solitary Confinement Reform Is Coming
by Nur Laljiposted Mar 20, 2014
- Much of the momentum in the movement to reform the use of solitary confinement in the United States comes from the work of prisoners themselves.
Russian Aggression Deserves a Response, But U.S. Lacks Credibility to Lead It
by Stephen Zunesposted Mar 17, 2014
- The United States cannot legitimately lead an international response to the illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine until it abides by international law itself.
Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
by Rachael Stoeveposted Mar 14, 2014
- A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Mar 12, 2014
- If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
by Valerie Schloredtposted Mar 06, 2014
- In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
by Kristin Moeposted Mar 05, 2014
- In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
by Laura Flandersposted Feb 26, 2014
- Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
From Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis: Can Art Provide Justice When Courts Fail?
by Carla Murphyposted Feb 21, 2014
- "Having not been a judge or a witness who could've helped communicate what Michael Dunn did, my art is the only way I can give Jordan Davis justice."
Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools
by YES! Editorsposted Feb 21, 2014
- Where’s the big money in privatization? Take it from the teachers.
The Myth Behind Public School Failure
by Dean Patonposted Feb 21, 2014
- In the rush to privatize the country’s schools, corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed the blame on teachers and students.
Meet the New Rebels Taking Back Our Public Schools
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 21, 2014
- For decades the myth of failing public schools justified industrial-scale testing and a privatization agenda. Now radical educators are bursting the bubble test, getting culturally relevant, and restoring justice to the classroom.
Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment
by Fania Davisposted Feb 19, 2014
- As executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Fania Davis sees programs like hers as part of the way to end the school-to-prison pipeline.