Peace & Human Rights

The Key to Unlocking Change: Be What You Want to See

The Key to Unlocking Change: Be What You Want to See

I felt compelled to write about ‘being the change’ this week after all of the negative news going on the world lately. I won’t get into it, as I’m sure most of you are aware of what’s been going on but I just wanted to take the time to remind everyone that it all starts with each and every one of us. We all matter and we all mean something. Somewhere along the line, it became acceptable; almost required to teach us that we are insignificant and we began to lost our luster, our soul shine…and that is the greatest lie ever taught. We are all significant, we are divine, we are love. Don’t ever forget that because once you remember, the world will reflect a place that won’t need changing.

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Veterans Return To Standing Rock To Act As Human Shields Against Police

Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Veterans Return To Standing Rock To Act As Human Shields Against Police

For many veterans, the process of protecting those who are protesting something that affects all citizens has been deemed to be a “healing” process. “This is the right war, right side. Finally, it’s the US military coming on to Sioux land to help, for the first time in history, instead of coming on to Sioux land to kill natives.”

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‘This Is the #NoDAPL Last Stand’: Tribe to Sue as Actions Planned Nationwide

Posted by on February 9, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
‘This Is the #NoDAPL Last Stand’: Tribe to Sue as Actions Planned Nationwide

The tribe is not alone in its outrage. Multiple environmental groups voiced their opposition to the decision, while Democratic members of the House and Senate natural resources committees wrote a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their own dismay.

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‘Not On Our Watch’ — Veterans Promise ‘Boots On the Ground’ To Stop DAPL

‘Not On Our Watch’ — Veterans Promise ‘Boots On the Ground’ To Stop DAPL

“We are committed to the people of Standing Rock, we are committed to nonviolence, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that the environment and human life are respected,” Anthony Diggs, spokesman for Veterans Stand, told CNBC. “That pipeline will not get completed. Not on our watch.”

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Trump’s Inauguration to Be Followed by 1.5 Million Women Marching for Human Rights on January 21

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 1 Comment
Trump’s Inauguration to Be Followed by 1.5 Million Women Marching for Human Rights on January 21

For the Women’s March in Washington D.C., over 200,000 people have RSVP’d to participate in the march and more than 1,200 bus permits were requested for parking at RFK Stadium—which is more than 6 times the amount of requests for Inauguration Day. The aim of the march is multi-faceted but all pro-human rights, and the organizers are calling not just on women but on anyone that is a defender of human rights.

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What Geniuses Believe

What Geniuses Believe

What those we regard as geniuses believe is frequently very similar. 18 well known geniuses are quoted on their beliefs about government, power, religion, idolatry, control, and truth. Profound statements worth remembering and quoting.

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25 Animal Stories In 2016 That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

25 Animal Stories In 2016 That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Too many things happened in 2016 that made people lose their faith in humanity. One of the best ways to restore people’s faith in humanity is by doing good deeds, and helping out animals in big ways is perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences. So, check out these heartwarming stories…

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Good News: $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Appears to Be a Success

Good News: $70,000 Minimum Wage Experiment Appears to Be a Success

Earlier this year, Dan Price, a CEO for a small Seattle-based payment processing company made headlines with news of establishing a company-wide minimum wage of $70K per year – at the same time the country is struggling with the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage. While some suggested that he was actively destroying the fabric of society as we know it, Mr. Price’s experiment seems to be a success.

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BREAKING: US Army Corps Reroutes Construction of the DAPL

Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Activism, Peace & Human Rights with 1 Comment
BREAKING: US Army Corps Reroutes Construction of the DAPL

The DAPL will no longer be routed underneath a dammed section of the Missouri River that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says sits near sacred burial ground. Concern for the pipeline’s development also includes the risk it could pose to the Indigenous peoples’ – and future generations’ – water supply.

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4 Effective Ways to Say ‘No’

4 Effective Ways to Say ‘No’

Do you find yourself grappling to find a ‘no’ and your vocabulary involuntarily slips out an unwilling ‘yes’? Do you know how to decline effortlessly? You need to read and memorize these 4 simple yet effective answers…

#HowToSayNo

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Love Is Stronger than Fear: 6 Ways Americans Are Defying Islamaphobia

Love Is Stronger than Fear: 6 Ways Americans Are Defying Islamaphobia

In the wake of several demonstrations of Islamophobia across the U.S., some people are going out of their way to support and embrace Muslims – and to conquer fear with love. Here are 6 positive actions you should know about.

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Hundreds of Veterans Heading to Standing Rock to Defend DAPL Protesters from Police

Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Hundreds of Veterans Heading to Standing Rock to Defend DAPL Protesters from Police

The event description reads: “Come to Standing Rock Indian Reservation and hold the line with Wes Clark jr, Michael Wood Jr, Tulsi Gabbard and hundreds of other veterans in support of the Sioux nation against the DAPL pipeline. Bring Body armor, gas masks, earplugs AND shooting mufflers (we may be facing a sound cannon) but no drugs, alcohol or weapons.” Clark Jr. was clear he was not looking for violence and that the protest would be unarmed.

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How to discuss politics calmly with anyone

Written by on November 13, 2016 in Peace & Human Rights, Politics with 0 Comments
How to discuss politics calmly with anyone

It is possible to discuss politics (and religion) without starting a fight, when we understand how it is possible to heal social rifts with moral psychology. “Happiness comes from between. It comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and others, yourself and your work, and yourself and something larger than yourself.” — Jonathan Haidt If […]

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Real Eyes: The Importance of Empathy in a Time of Perceptual Entropy

Real Eyes: The Importance of Empathy in a Time of Perceptual Entropy

Having empathy in times of change is vital for self-preservation. That might sound backwards, but allowing ourselves to connect with others and put ourselves in their shoes keeps our hearts open, and with an open heart, we are able to live more congruent lives ourselves that are more aligned with our goals, dreams, etc. When we are in our heart space, and in the heart-mind we are our in our greatest creative space and our own perceptions are presumably the least bias they could be, because we are not so clouded by indoctrination, doubts, fear, insecurities, etc. In a sense, we reverse “perceptual entropy” that is caused by years and years of indoctrination by society.

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How to Make Peace With the Scariest Parts of Our Past [VIDEO]

How to Make Peace With the Scariest Parts of Our Past [VIDEO]

Forgiving ourselves for actions we feel guilty for is vital to keeping a healthy self-image and keeping peace with yourself and others. Until you can tell your story without getting heated, upset, or ending up in tears, then you have not yet healed and will still have the tendency to bring toxicity into your relationships. Awareness of this fact is the first step in changing negative behavior; however willingness and effort to change must be present or the ego will fight to the death to keep that skeleton scratching at the back of your mind.

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