Peace and Justice

Stand Your Ground to Stop the Violence
by Sarah van Gelder
What can be done to stop needless violence like the killing of Trayvon Martin?
Juliana Rotich: A Map App for Crises
by Lindsay Kucera
From Kenya, an open-source solution for navigating chaos.
The (Remote-Controlled) War at Home
by Valerie Schloredt
One in three military aircraft is now a drone. How activists are trying to bring the moral implications of drone warfare to light.
Lucas Benitez: Dignity in the Fields
by Frances Moore Lappe
The YES! Breakthrough 15: In the tomato fields of Florida, fighting for our most exploited farm workers.
War and Peacemaking in Liberia
by Seth Biderman
Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing—until a chance meeting on a muddy road transformed his life, and many others through it.
In Defense of Diplomacy
by Stephen Zunes
New legislation would make all diplomatic contact with Iran illegal. Stephen Zunes explains why we need to keep the lines of communication open.
Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarized Policing Is a Mistake
by Norm Stamper
From his experience overseeing Seattle’s infamous crackdown on WTO protesters years ago, Norm Stamper knows exactly what police should not do.
Military Resistance a Strong Brew
by Dean Paton
Near the gates of Fort Lewis, anti-war veterans serve up support and solidarity (along with double-tall lattes) to their friends in uniform.
People We Love: JR
A former street artist makes art for humanity.
Standing on the Side of Peace
by Jen Marlowe
How one man’s journey changed everything I knew about the Middle East conflict.
Time to Stop the Real Reefer Madness
by Laura Carlsen
Since its inception, the War on Drugs has cost millions of dollars and thousands of lives. The civilians caught in the crossfire say it’s time for change.
After 9/11: An Interfaith Answer to Extremism
by Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie, Imam Jamal Rahman
Brought together by 9/11, three friends of different faiths look for answers about when and why religion leads to violence.
A Truly Courageous Response to Terror
by Fran Korten
What we can learn from Norway: Violence, fear, and political repression aren’t the only way to respond to a terrorist attack.
The Soul of the World
by Valerie Trueblood
Book Review: Essays on the definition of terror and the consciousness of transformation.
Bring Our War Dollars Home
by Oliver Lazenby
U.S. Mayors: In order to build up jobs, we have to draw down troops.