Peace and Justice
9 Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013
by Sarah van GelderJan 02, 2013
- 2012 was a year of superstorms, mass shootings, debt strikes, and the most spendy election ever. Here’s how last year’s most important stories will shape 2013.
“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians in the Midst of War
by Greg BarrettDec 19, 2012
- In 2003, Iraqi townspeople, having just lost their hospital in U.S. air strikes, saved the lives of three wounded U.S. peacemakers. Seven years later, the Americans returned—to thank them.
Pete Seeger: “You Stick Together ’Til It’s Won”
by Kim RuehlDec 04, 2012
- Book Review: Gleaned from letters, essays, and articles, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words” reveals how the celebrated folk singer has considered, at every turn, what it means to sing out in a world where the din of injustice is deafening.
Can U.S. Citizens End Israel’s Legal Impunity?
by Stephen ZunesNov 20, 2012
- Each time international law has attempted to censure Israel for its recent violations of human rights, the United States has stepped in to stop the process. If anyone is in a position to do something about this, it’s the U.S. public.
In Gaza Airstrikes, an Appeal to Netanyahu’s Hardliners
by Phyllis BennisNov 14, 2012
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that this morning's airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza came in response to rocket attacks. The real reason may have more to do with his damaged political reputation at home.
The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael SchwalbeOct 30, 2012
- Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
Photo Essay: Israelis and Palestinians Join Up to Rebuild Homes
by Ben GussOct 18, 2012
- Volunteers from both the Jewish and Arab sides of the conflict join forces to rebuild homes demolished by the Israeli government.
Nicaragua Withdraws from School of the Americas: “We Have Been Its Victims”
by Colette CosnerOct 05, 2012
- The Nicaraguan president’s decision to withdraw his country from a notorious military training program is firing up activists determined to close the school for good.
Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”
by Valerie SchloredtOct 02, 2012
- Why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.
New NYC Subway Ads: “Love Your Muslim Neighbors”
by Beau UnderwoodSep 28, 2012
- After hateful ads implying that Muslims are “savages” were posted in New York subway stations, a Christian group launched its own campaign.
Standing with Troy Davis in His Final Days
by Jen MarloweSep 21, 2012
- A year ago today, the state of Georgia executed a man whose guilt was widely contested. Jen Marlowe, friend and journalist, on what it was like to stand with the Davis family on the last day.
A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations
by Heidi HutnerSep 18, 2012
- Cancer survivor Heidi Hutner worried about how to raise a baby girl in an increasingly toxic world. Why she, and others, are convening the Women’s Congress for Future Generations to make the earth safe again for our children.
Libyan People to Americans: “This Is Not the Behavior of Our Islam”
Sep 13, 2012
- Photo Essay: Amid the noise of escalating violence, Benghazi citizens speak for themselves: “This does not represent us.”
RNC Demonstrators Defy Expectations of Violence
by Amos MiersAug 30, 2012
- While Republicans spent the RNC attending corporate-sponsored parties and listening to scripted speeches, protesters’ commitment to nonviolence built alliances that went beyond the usual suspects.
Photo Essay: Mexican Caravan Goes 5,600 Miles for Peace
by Erin SiegalAug 30, 2012
- We share more than a border with the 116,000 Mexicans killed and disappeared in the War on Drugs. Take a ride across the U.S. with poet Javier Sicilia and their families on the Caravan for Peace.