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Brazil on Strike: Class Struggle and the World Cup

Brazil on Strike: Class Struggle and the World Cup

The urban social and geographical transformations caused by the World Cup have highlighted linkages between the movements fighting for social justice in Brazil.

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Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?

Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?

It is an old question in social movements: Should we fight the system or “be the change we wish to see”? Should we push for transformation within existing institutions, or should we model in our own lives a different set of political relationships that might someday form the basis of a new society?

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Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

With so many problems in the world, it can be easy to question the value of so-called ‘selfish spirituality,’ when we could be focusing on helping others. Common images of people retreating from the problems of the world to meditate have given spirituality a reputation for being escapist, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Jail

Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Jail

A New York City judge sentenced Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan on Monday to three months in jail and five years of probation for elbowing a police officer while he was clearing out a protest in Zuccotti Park. Judge Ronald Zweibel’s decision comes at the end of a trial that sparked widespread anger among Occupy supporters for the circumstances under which McMillan was convicted of second-degree assault. They said McMillan, a graduate student who’s now 25 years old, was simply reacting to an unknown hand grabbing her breast while visiting a March 2012 protest. Officer Grantley Bovell, not McMillan, they said, should have been on trial.

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Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Chris Hedges: It is through imagination that we can reach the dark regions of the human psyche and face our mortality and the brevity of existence. It is through imagination that we can recover reverence and kinship.

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Outrage and Protests Follow Guilty Verdict for OWS Activist

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 3 Comments
Outrage and Protests Follow Guilty Verdict for OWS Activist

People across the United States responded with outrage after Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was found guilty Monday afternoon of “assaulting” the very police officer who she says sexually assaulted her. Over 100 people rallied in New York City’s Zuccotti Park Monday night and, according to advocates, messages of support immediately began pouring in from across the country.

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Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Guilty of Assaulting NYPD Officer

Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Guilty of Assaulting NYPD Officer

Occupy demonstrator Cecily McMillan was found guilty of second-degree assault following a trial concerning a 2012 altercation she had with the NYPD.

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There’s NO EXCUSE for Apathy!

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
There’s NO EXCUSE for Apathy!

Carey Wedler provides reasons why there is no excuse for apathy in our world. Carey’s YouTube channel is described as “current rogue for non-violence, love and freedom in a world strangled by governments that violate all three.”

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An Unlikely Alliance Remaking The Climate Movement

An Unlikely Alliance Remaking The Climate Movement

The coalition of cowboys and Indians offers a radical departure from the environmental movement long criticized for being led by the so-called Big Greens — largely white, middle class membership groups whose interests don’t often represent those actually living in the frontline communities where the pipeline will be built. Moreover, it is a model of relationship-based organizing.

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How Organized Mothers Are Making an Impact

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
How Organized Mothers Are Making an Impact

A phenomenon in environmental activism in recent years has been the emergence of grassroots organizations “powered by the voices of mothers, dedicated to protecting children in global communities,” as one group, The Mothers Project, describes itself. The Mothers Project, founded and headed by Angela Monti Fox, is based in New York City and global in scope.

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Occupy Returns to Stage for May Day

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Occupy Returns to Stage for May Day

Glimmers of Occupy Wall Street will surface this week in a smattering of cities as activists join rallies for workers’ rights, as they do every year on May Day. Occupiers probably won’t show up en masse, but they will hold signs and chant, railing against a variety of social and political issues, including one that has recently captured the attention of world leaders: income inequality.

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Engage the Battlefield of Ideas for Social Good

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
Engage the Battlefield of Ideas for Social Good

Humanity moves forward not one step at a time, but as a dance of give and take among ideas that are at war with one another. In a paradoxical way, the battle between ideas can lead to peace and prosperity. Ideas that promote wellbeing can win out against those that harm societies.

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Participate in Lynne McTaggart’s Historic Healing Intention Experiment on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 10 AM PST

Participate in Lynne McTaggart’s Historic Healing Intention Experiment on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 10 AM PST

On Saturday April 26, 2014 at 10am PST, Lynne McTaggart and her team of scientists will be testing, for the first time ever, the power of intention to heal an individual with a diagnosed illness under scientifically controlled laboratory conditions. If this experiment produces a positive outcome, it will have enormous implications about the role of thought in healing and the practices of our community of healers.

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6 Easy Things You Can Do For Our Planet This Earth Day

6 Easy Things You Can Do For Our Planet This Earth Day

Cherie Roe Dirksen discusses 6 easy ways to help save our planet by reducing your carbon footprint and they are all things you can start doing today!

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Chris Hedges: The Rhetoric of Violence

Posted by on April 21, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
Chris Hedges: The Rhetoric of Violence

As we build a revolutionary consciousness, we must never place our faith in violence, even as we understand that violence, especially by vigilantes, criminals and militarized police forces, will be used against us. Our strength is our truth. And this truth terrifies our power elites. Truth, not force, is the real power of revolutionaries.

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