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In Cities Across the Globe, ‘We Can’t Breathe’ Becomes Rallying Call

Posted by on December 12, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
In Cities Across the Globe, ‘We Can’t Breathe’ Becomes Rallying Call

Hundreds stage die-in at London shopping center as ‘Black Lives Matter’ mobilizations continue to build across the United States and world

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Nobel Peace Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Call For Action

Posted by on December 10, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Nobel Peace Laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi Call For Action

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.

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People’s Summit in Lima Envisions Bottom-Up Movement for Global Climate Justice

Posted by on December 9, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
People’s Summit in Lima Envisions Bottom-Up Movement for Global Climate Justice

Alternative gathering outside of UN talks brings together civil societies and social movements from across the globe

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UN Calls for Israel to ‘Renounce Nuclear Weapons’

Posted by on December 3, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
UN Calls for Israel to ‘Renounce Nuclear Weapons’

Resolution urging Israel to sign onto the nuclear non-proliferation treaty passes General Assembly in landslide vote

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‘Devastating': Suspension of Food Assistance Threatens 1.7 Million Syrians With Hunger

Posted by on December 1, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
‘Devastating': Suspension of Food Assistance Threatens 1.7 Million Syrians With Hunger

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.”

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Artist Puts a Human Face on World Aids Day

Posted by on December 1, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Artist Puts a Human Face on World Aids Day

HIV doesn’t just happen to strangers. It happens to sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, lovers, friends…

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Global Survey: Internet Access Should Be a Human Right

Posted by on November 25, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Global Survey: Internet Access Should Be a Human Right

Without Internet accessibility for all, ‘world’s full potential for prosperity and innovation’ will be stifled, think tank says

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To End Hunger, Empower Women: Study

Posted by on November 24, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
To End Hunger, Empower Women: Study

We must not tolerate discrimination against women and instead, demand a comprehensive approach to women’s empowerment that includes applying a gender lens to all programs and policies.’

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Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for ‘Free Education’

Posted by on November 19, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Offering Model for World, Students in the UK March for ‘Free Education’

‘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.’

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Taiwan Buddhists Transform Plastic Waste Into Clothing, Toys and Suitcases

Posted by on November 18, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Taiwan Buddhists Transform Plastic Waste Into Clothing, Toys and Suitcases

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.

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Fossil Free Canada Convergence Deepens an International Movement

Posted by on November 16, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Fossil Free Canada Convergence Deepens an International Movement

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.

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Net Neutrality: A Case Study in People Power

Posted by on November 16, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Net Neutrality: A Case Study in People Power

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.

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Tap Into Your Seventh Chakra Right ~ TO KNOW

Posted by on November 15, 2014 in Conscious Living, Intentions, Thrive, World News with 0 Comments
Tap Into Your Seventh Chakra Right ~ TO KNOW

In the seventh chakra, we have the opportunity to experience direct knowing – absolute connection with the pure intelligence of the Cosmos. Typically, we experience this in short, ephemeral bursts.

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Music and Symbolism Mark 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Music and Symbolism Mark 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

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.

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3 Ways Humanity Will Never Be The Same

Posted by on November 9, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
3 Ways Humanity Will Never Be The Same

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.

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