Abby Martin Breaks the Set on the Riot Double-Standard, Activists on the Ground in Ferguson, Banned Tear Gas and Smoke and Mirrors Grand Jury.
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.
SciShow explores a place that’s as beautiful as it is dangerous: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave, where chemistry has created the world’s largest crystals — but in an environment so hostile that you’d only survive a few minutes if you saw them without the right protection.
Over 100 demonstrations held across Ireland protesting austerity scheme to tax, privatize water supply
Well, thanks to some encouraging ruckus in the last few months, you may actually have heard of TTIP: the anodynely-acronymed “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”. In plain English, it’s a massive trade deal between the EU and North America which could affect everything from healthcare choices to government banking regulations to the air we breathe. (And it gets better, TPP is the US-Asia Pacific counterpart.)
Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds