Human Rights

‘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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26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi

Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Conscious Living, Human Rights, Inspirational with 0 Comments
26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, one of the many beautiful souls that has inspired and continues to inspire so many of us taught me so many valuable and life changing lessons. And in today’s post, I have gathered some of his most inspiring quotes and compiled them into the 26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy!

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Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

The vast disparity between what Israel says and what Israel does tells the Palestinians that there is no hope. There will never, the Palestinians understand from the Big Lie, be an acknowledgement of reality by the Israeli leadership.

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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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