Human Rights

Letter from Tel Aviv: Why Do Israelis Support a Costly Ground Invasion of Gaza?

Letter from Tel Aviv: Why Do Israelis Support a Costly Ground Invasion of Gaza?

Israelis have been so traumatized by the savage suicide bombing campaigns of Hamas, that it is psychologically impossible for many to acknowledge that it has become an intimate strategic partner of the militant Israeli government.

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Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Right now there are 150 communities in the US redefining their right to self govern and pushing forward their programs for localized renewable energy and ecological food security.

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Water Rights March in Detroit

Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 0 Comments
Water Rights March in Detroit

Last Friday thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to City Hall shutting off the water for residents behind on their bills. Meanwhile, General Motors and the city’s two sports arenas, which owe millions in unpaid water bills, have not had their water turned off.

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A Jewish American Forever Changed by Recent Events in Gaza

A Jewish American Forever Changed by Recent Events in Gaza

A Palestinian child has tragically been killed every three days for the past 14 years. That bears repeating, since such deaths are rarely, if ever, given any attention in America.

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End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

RootsAction and Jewish Voice for Peace ask for your signature on a powerful Open Letter condemning the rampant assault on human rights in Israel and Palestine.

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Offgrid Living vs. the Control Matrix

Offgrid Living vs. the Control Matrix

Those who seek to live outside hierarchical systems of control have found themselves increasingly embattled as “civilization” has endlessly expanded.Numerous examples of people in the western world seeking to get off the grid, free from the imposed control of government, make it clear that the impetus is one felt throughout humanity.

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Activism Grows Increasingly GLOBAL

Activism Grows Increasingly GLOBAL

In many places, democratic movements are born of suffering in the hands of neoliberal economic policies. We see evidence that global collaboration is growing and that people are taking bolder steps to stop abuses and create new systems.

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Eccentric Tycoon – A Strangely Effective Advocate for Environment and the Unemployed

Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 1 Comment
Eccentric Tycoon – A Strangely Effective Advocate for Environment and the Unemployed

Eccentric Chinese recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao, known for his unusual advocacy stunts, is hosting a free lunch for people struggling to survive in NYC.

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A Vote of Confidence for African Women

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Conscious Living, Human Rights with 0 Comments
A Vote of Confidence for African Women

As Rwanda turns the page on its history and forges a new nation out of the ashes, women are playing a central role in its recovery.

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Chris Hedges: The Rules of Revolt

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: The Rules of Revolt

Once a radical mass movement educates itself about structures of power, and once those in state authority display their indifference to the tepid demands of the demonstrators, a movement becomes bolder and wiser.

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Brazil on Strike: Class Struggle and the World Cup

Posted by on June 14, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 0 Comments
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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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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Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Guilty of Assaulting NYPD Officer

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 2 Comments
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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Quinoa: It’s Complicated

Quinoa: It’s Complicated

Quinoa became popular because of its health value, yet the quinoa-growing region is the most malnourished in Bolivia because farmers cannot afford to eat their own crops. They sell their high-value quinoa and buy cheaper, less nourishing foods instead.

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