American global justice activist Juliette Beck was in Cochabamba for Bolivia's historic election, and she sends this report on an event the new president-elect has dubbed "a victory for the global community."
In a time of despair, hope marches on New Orleans
For the Reverend Lee T. Wesley, whose Baton Rouge congregation helped shelter 500 displaced New Orleans residents, the flood washed up more than the detritus of a city. The receding waters revealed hard truths about poverty and racism.
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 asked Russell Henderson, a resident of New Orleans and a convener of the Rebuild Louisiana Coalition.
The biblical prophets once cried out against corruption and injustice, calling people to a higher purpose. What might that look like today?
Each day, thousands of Palestinians must pass a gauntlet of Israeli checkpoints to get to work, receive medical care, or visit family. And every day, the Israeli women of CheckpointWatch show up to witness what is being done in their names.
DILEMMAS OF DOMINATION: The Unmaking of the American Empire by Walden Bello Metropolitan Books, 2005, 272 pages, $25.00