Hundreds stage die-in at London shopping center as ‘Black Lives Matter’ mobilizations continue to build across the United States and world
As they received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo Wednesday, the teenaged Pakistani advocate of girls’ education, Malala Yousafzai, and long-time Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi called for action now to improve the plight of disadvantaged young people around the world.
Alternative gathering outside of UN talks brings together civil societies and social movements from across the globe
Guterres’s comment is in response to the UN World Food Programme’s announcement Monday that it was suspending its food assistance to Syrian refugees as a result of a “funding crisis.”
Without Internet accessibility for all, ‘world’s full potential for prosperity and innovation’ will be stifled, think tank says
‘We are determined,’ said students organizers in a joint letter, ‘to build a movement too big to ignore that puts free, accessible and public education back on the political agenda.’
Millions of discarded plastic bottles that might normally land in Taiwan’s trash are being diverted into the hands of Buddhists, becoming items of transformation — although not of a strictly spiritual nature.
As a junior in college, I helped to organize a conference at my alma mater, Swarthmore. A number of us had traveled to Appalachia two years prior on a school-funded trip to visit with communities resisting mountaintop removal coal mining there. Upon returning, we decided to start what would become the country’s first fossil fuel divestment campaign.
Even in a government corrupted by money, united and mobilized people who act strategically with creative tactics can win. Winning the battle for the future of the Internet is one that will impact each of us, and we all must take responsibility for it.
Around 8,000 helium balloons have been released at the end of a weekend of events for the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. The balloons traced the course of the Wall, which for decades had come to symbolize the Cold War. The Berlin State orchestra played Beethoven’s “Ode to joy”- which is also the European anthem – in front of the Brandenburg gate. Over a million people from around the world attended various celebratory events.
Taking a pulse check of the conscious awakening of humanity on all levels, it is sometimes difficult to describe the feelings and experiences we are all encountering. As covered in the recent documentary Collective Evolution III, many signs and yardsticks seem to concur with the filmmakers’ findings that we are riding the wave of something big. One thing is for sure: communities, societies, and the world are in the midst of throwing off any attempts at oppressive control and suppression of information with no signs of stopping.