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PEACE & JUSTICE

A fair world lays the foundations for peace.

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.
The Green Belt Movement :: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by Mia MacDonald
Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Her message: Peace is founded in healthy ecosystems, access to natural resources, and democracy.
The Balkan Journalist Dialogues
by Joanne M. Lisosky, Ph.D
Going Home
by Sarah Ruth van Gelder
One tribe took a chance on inviting a coalition of native and non-native people to help them win back their ancient village site and the home of Chief Seattle.
Insisting on Peace in Colombia
by Bill Weinberg
The indigenous peoples, peasants, and urban youth of Colombia are declaring themselves off limits to the region's longest running war.
The Warriors Who Turned to Peace
by John Mohawk
John Mohawk discusses what we can learn from the legacy of Haudenosaunee peace making: peace is the result of righteousness, reason, and power.
Finding a Way Home
by Carolyn McConnell
Help for veterans returning home from Iraq. How have they been changed by their experience?
Spare the Rod
by Riane Eisler
It's not coincidental that throughout history the most violently despotic and warlike societies have been those in which violence, or the threat of violence, is used to maintain domination of parent over child and man over woman.
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