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PEACE & JUSTICE

A just and inclusive world means peace and security for all.

Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion
Stephen Colbert: New Standardized Tests Teach Valuable Lessons in Stress and Confusion
Why did an elementary school math problem go viral? It has to do with a new set of federal education standards known as the Common Core.
Posted Apr 17, 2014
They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate
They Started by Blockading a Bus Full of Detainees—And Went on to Shake Up the Immigration Debate
A look at the growing influence of undocumented voices in the movement for immigrant rights.
Posted Apr 16, 2014
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
After Death of Radical Mayor, Mississippi's Capital Wrestles With His Economic Vision
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Posted Apr 01, 2014
Esperanza Spalding’s “We Are America” Is the Catchiest Call Yet for Justice at Guantanamo Bay
Esperanza Spalding’s “We Are America” Is the Catchiest Call Yet for Justice at Guantanamo Bay
Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding and company on standing up for people held without trial in America’s most controversial prison.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
Legalization is a Human Rights Issue: Latin America Steps Up Resolve to End the Drug Wars
On the heels of pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, the movement for less punitive drug policy is coalescing at every level. Its new leaders could come from the very countries that have suffered the most.
Posted Mar 21, 2014
An End to "The Hole"?: 6 Signs that Solitary Confinement Reform Is Coming
An End to "The Hole"?: 6 Signs that Solitary Confinement Reform Is Coming
Much of the momentum in the movement to reform the use of solitary confinement in the United States comes from the work of prisoners themselves.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
Russian Aggression Deserves a Response, But U.S. Lacks Credibility to Lead It
Russian Aggression Deserves a Response, But U.S. Lacks Credibility to Lead It
The United States cannot legitimately lead an international response to the illegal Russian aggression in Ukraine until it abides by international law itself.
Posted Mar 17, 2014
Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
Immigrant Detainees' Hunger Strike Targets Legal "Grey Area"
A hunger strike in a Washington state detention facility draws attention to a facility where most U.S. laws don't apply.
Posted Mar 14, 2014
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
John Lewis’ Moving Graphic Novel Brings the Civil Rights Struggle to a New Generation
In the tradition of “Maus” and “Persepolis,” “March” tells the story of young African Americans who, like its author, rose up from the Jim Crow South to assert their human rights.
Posted Mar 06, 2014
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Posted Mar 05, 2014
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
Remembering Chokwe Lumumba
Can you be a revolutionary and a mayor? Chokwe Lumumba—who spent eight months as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, before he died—did his best to be both.
Posted Feb 26, 2014
From Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis: Can Art Provide Justice When Courts Fail?
From Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis: Can Art Provide Justice When Courts Fail?
"Having not been a judge or a witness who could've helped communicate what Michael Dunn did, my art is the only way I can give Jordan Davis justice."
Posted Feb 21, 2014
Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools
Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools
Where’s the big money in privatization? Take it from the teachers.
Posted Feb 21, 2014
The Myth Behind Public School Failure
The Myth Behind Public School Failure
In the rush to privatize the country’s schools, corporations and politicians have decimated school budgets, replaced teaching with standardized testing, and placed the blame on teachers and students.
Posted Feb 21, 2014

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