Human Rights

My Birthday Wish for Clean Water

Written by on December 17, 2014 in Environment, Human Rights, Water Crisis with 2 Comments
My Birthday Wish for Clean Water

Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Every day, 1,400 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

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The Humane Interrogation Technique That Actually Works

The Humane Interrogation Technique That Actually Works

A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.

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Detroit Activists Resist Bankruptcy Plan

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 0 Comments
Detroit Activists Resist Bankruptcy Plan

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’ approval of the Plan of Adjustment is not in the best interests of Detroiters. The plan, submitted by emergency manager Kevyn Orr, supported by Mayor Duggan and Gov. Snyder, protects banks, gives away public resources, and has no method to revitalize the city.

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Breaking Video: Net Neutrality Advocates Blockade FCC Chairman’s Georgetown Home

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 2 Comments
Breaking Video: Net Neutrality Advocates Blockade FCC Chairman’s Georgetown Home

Advocates for net neutrality blockaded FCC Chair Tom Wheelers driveway this morning, chanting “Don’t let the Internet die. Time to reclassify!” and singing “Which side are you on Tom? Are you with the people or with the Telecoms?” Meanwhile, the White House has reversed its position on Net Neutrality.

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Action Alert: Hold Israel Accountable for Its Actions in East Jerusalem

Action Alert: Hold Israel Accountable for Its Actions in East Jerusalem

Act now to persuade VP Biden to show tough love and challenge American Jewish leaders’ de-facto support for expanded settlements, the demolition of Palestinian homes, segregated bus lines, and the source of many of the tensions we’re seeing now, the “Judaization” of East Jerusalem.

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Rise Up America, Rise Up!

Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Activism, Awake and Aware, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 0 Comments
Rise Up America, Rise Up!

The time has come when America must rapidly transform its values through a more inclusive and spiritual vision, based upon a just sharing of the world’s resources. It is up to you, the youth of America, to lead the way by organizing a non-stop demonstration in every state, until that nationwide wave of peaceful protest eventually catches on globally.

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Freestyle Gardening Movement: Putting Free Food Everywhere!

Freestyle Gardening Movement: Putting Free Food Everywhere!

A Goodfluence Garden is a place where food is free, healthy, organic, and sustainably grown. Goodfluence Gardens create a culture that is less dependent on money and the industrial agriculture system that is currently harming our people, animals, and natural resources.

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Popular Resistance: The People Are Ready for Action

Popular Resistance: The People Are Ready for Action

The people are rising with recent major events including the Ferguson October massive march to end police brutality and racism in St. Louis, the European-wide day of actions against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TAFTA) and the Global Frackdown.

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Malala’s Stunning Acceptance Speech for Nobel Peace Prize Is Awe Inspiring

Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Human Rights, Inspirational, Videos with 0 Comments
Malala’s Stunning Acceptance Speech for Nobel Peace Prize Is Awe Inspiring

Malala Yousafzai’s speech in accepting the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize is awe inspiring. Malala, who is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spoke about her human rights work around education and saving the minds of other women under terrorism’s rule.

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Individuality and Spirituality in the Age of Institutional Rule

Individuality and Spirituality in the Age of Institutional Rule

Throughout our society is a misguided, socially polarized perspective. No matter the subject, no matter the related tangential beliefs, the divergence can be summarized via one simple divider – institutionalization or individuation.

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‘You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 1 Comment
‘You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt

An offshoot group of Occupy Wall Street, the Rolling Jubilee, made a historic achievement as the collective bought and abolished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of students.

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5 Women Who Are Changing Our Relationship With the Earth

5 Women Who Are Changing Our Relationship With the Earth

5 fearless women leaders who are creating a more just, sustainable world.

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AmpleHarvest: How Home Gardeners Can Change the Local Food System (and Feel Happier)

Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Happiness, Human Rights, Thrive with 0 Comments
AmpleHarvest: How Home Gardeners Can Change the Local Food System (and Feel Happier)

Despite the fact that billions of pounds of fresh foods are available, the distribution system simply does not allow those foods to enter the system and reach those who need it the most. AmpleHarvest connects the people with too much food in their home gardens with those who really need it.

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Popular Resistance: Protests Escalate

Popular Resistance: Protests Escalate

Protests against militarized police, environmental destruction and the Israeli government have intensified around the US.

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“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Activism, Human Rights, Videos with 3 Comments
“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

After a week that saw a militarized police crackdown and the imposition of a nighttime curfew (for people protesting the shooting of Michael Brown), Amnesty International USA has taken an “unprecedented” step by sending a 13-person delegation to monitor the developments in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the first time Amnesty organization has deployed observers inside the United States. Amy Goodman speaks to Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

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