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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson Reaching for Higher Ground: an interview with Russell Henderson
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
No-bid contracts. “Opportunity” zones. Massive federal spending. Big decisions are being made about the Gulf region, but what do residents and evacuees want? YES! editor Sarah van Gelder interviews Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
Chad-Cameroon Project Violates Human Rights
by Sarah Fort
One of Africa’s largest development projects, the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, is producing human rights violations along with its oil, says Amnesty International.
Department of Peace and Nonviolence
by Leslie Eliel, Doug Pibel
Sen. Mark Dayton of Minnesota sponsored legislation to create a Department of Peace.
Work in San Francisco? No Sweat
by Andrew Lovejoy
Beginning in December 2005, the city of San Francisco will require all contractors to guarantee that any goods they supply are produced without “sweatshop” labor.
Darfur Genocide is Rwanda in Slow Motion
by David Morse
The Save Darfur Coalition, an alliance of over 100 faith-based, humanitarian and human rights organizations, is spearheading efforts to force action by the U.S. Congress
Peace Movement Rallies as War Support Erodes
by Doug Pibel
September 24, 2005 saw the first major American antiwar demonstration since the United States invaded Iraq.
The Prophets Versus Empire The Prophets Versus Empire
by Richard Lang
Is it time for Americans to build a culture that rejects empire and adopts the principles of the Jubilee?
Indicator: Indigenous Power Swells in Bolivia
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Indigenous people in Bolivia call for nationalization of country’s natural gas and creation of an indigenous-controlled state.
Indicator: Kuwaiti Women Win Political Rights
by Carolyn McConnell
After years of pressure from women's rights groups, in May 2005 Kuwait's parliament granted women the right to vote and stand for election.
Indicator: Native American Trust Fund Reform Urged
by Patricia Powers
American Indian leaders to propose a multi-billion dollar settlement to Indians and dramatic reform of the Indian trust fund.
Checkpoint Women
by Judith Kirstein-Keshet
Monitoring human rights abuses at checkpoints in occupied Palestine
Book Review: Dilemmas of Domination by Walden Bello
by Saul Landau
Walden Bello, scholar activist, has written a manifesto on how globalization works and fails.
Limits of Empire
by James K. Galbraith
We need a new vision of who we are in the world. Let it rest on building up our friends and neighbors. Let us again be committed to building the core capacities—in education, public health, housing, and transport—that underpin real development.
Military Families Say "Bring Them Home Now"
by Lou Plummer
In Fayetteville, North Carolina, a protest led by veterans and military families drew 4,000 people to the largest demonstration ever held in that military city.
Resources for Teaching Peace Resources for Teaching Peace
by Katie Billings
Curricula and other resources for teaching peace.
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