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PEACE & JUSTICE

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

Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Why It's OK to Be Angry on Thanksgiving
Quite often it is our darker side that illuminates the best part of us, that brings us to where we need to be.
Posted Nov 26, 2014
Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons
Undercover University: Palestinians Study Up in Israeli Prisons
More than 40 percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli prisons. The schools that operate within are increasingly important.
Posted Nov 25, 2014
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
When the City Turned Off Their Water, Detroit Residents and Groups Delivered Help
Grassroots action has backed down the city’s aggressive water shutoffs.
Posted Nov 24, 2014
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
New Film Shows How Florida Farmworkers Won Fairer Pay From America's Biggest Food Companies
"This is not a film about oppression," said Food Chains executive producer Eva Longoria. "It's actually about transformation."
Posted Nov 21, 2014
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
This Food Stand Celebrates Palestinian Culture. When It Received a Death Threat, Students Stood Up
Conflict Kitchen serves up food from countries in conflict with the United States—and its customers think it's worth defending.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
An Alaska Native Myth Tells of a Never-Ending Blizzard—Now You Can Learn About It on Xbox
The first video game developed by an indigenous-owned company uses gaming’s immersive storytelling style to connect players with Alaska Native culture.
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
At a time when nations are gridlocked and corrupted by special interests, cities are taking on poverty, social isolation, and the climate crisis.
Posted Nov 18, 2014
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
Posted Nov 17, 2014
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
"The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
Posted Nov 14, 2014
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.
Posted Nov 07, 2014
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
Divestment Helped to End Apartheid in South Africa—Can It Work for Fossil Fuels?
When it comes to divestment, the anti-apartheid struggle is always cited as an influence. Here's how South Africans are starting to apply those same lessons to addressing climate change.
Posted Nov 04, 2014
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
To Curb Gun Violence, Chicago Residents Hit The Streets—And Really Listened to Their Neighbors
When a group of volunteers walked the streets of Chicago's east side, they learned that gun violence was not the only problem plaguing their neighborhood.
Posted Oct 30, 2014
These Two Vets Walked Thousands of Miles to Heal Trauma and Raise Money
These Two Vets Walked Thousands of Miles to Heal Trauma and Raise Money
Two veterans trekked across America to leave behind the trauma of war and raise money for fellow vets. Now they want to offer the same healing experience to others like them.
Posted Oct 28, 2014
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
Denmark Becomes Second Country to Let Citizens Choose Their Gender Without Having Surgery
A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.
Posted Oct 21, 2014

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