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21 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from the World’s Most Influential Freedom Advocates

Written by on July 4, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
21 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from the World’s Most Influential Freedom Advocates

To celebrate 4th of July, I thought it would be best to share with you, a few of the many valuable life lessons we can all learn from many great men and women who campaigned for human and civil rights and promoted freedom. People like Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence. Abraham Lincoln who issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy. Martin Luther King who inspired the American civil rights movement and organized the 1963 March on Washington, where he gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. Eleanor Roosevelt who devoted her life to gaining freedom rights for others. Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. And many others.

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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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Will Potter: The Shocking Move to Criminalize Nonviolent Protest

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Activism with 2 Comments
Will Potter: The Shocking Move to Criminalize Nonviolent Protest

Investigative journalist Will Potter shares his personal experiences and insights about the government’s use of power to silence truth and suppress dissent (including nonviolent protests) regarding what some large corporations are doing to harm the environment, animals, whales, and more.

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South Carolina Town Reinstates Lesbian Police Chief, Strips Power of Mayor Who Fired Her

Written by on June 26, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
South Carolina Town Reinstates Lesbian Police Chief, Strips Power of Mayor Who Fired Her

The Mayor in a rural South Carolina town fired the local police chief because she was an out and proud Lesbian. The town responded by holding a referendum, voting 2 to 1 to strip the Mayor of most of his powers, and give those powers to the city council.

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Join the Rolling Rebellion for Democracy, July 5 to 12

Written by on June 23, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Join the Rolling Rebellion for Democracy, July 5 to 12

Government will not fix itself unless the people organize and mobilize to end the ‘rule of money’ and replace it with the real ‘rule of people.’ ’ This week of a “Rolling Revolt” is the first stage of an ongoing campaign to create real democracy in the United States.

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Join ‘Transition Streets’: Community-Building at the Neighborhood Level

Written by on June 23, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Join ‘Transition Streets’: Community-Building at the Neighborhood Level

Transition Streets, a neighborhood carbon-reduction and community-building project, really is coming to a neighborhood near you. All across the US Transition groups and allies will be rolling out this 7-part curriculum.

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Eccentric Tycoon – A Strangely Effective Advocate for Environment and the Unemployed

Written by on June 19, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & 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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Chris Hedges with Noam Chomsky: The Socrates of Our Time

Written by on June 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges with Noam Chomsky: The Socrates of Our Time

Noam Chomsky’s explications of empire, mass propaganda, the hypocrisy and pliability of the liberal class and the failings of academics, as well as the way language is used as a mask by the power elite to prevent us from seeing reality, make him the most important intellectual in the country.

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Chris Hedges: The Rules of Revolt

Written by on June 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Chris Hedges: The Rules of Revolt

Once a radical mass movement educates itself about structures of power, and once those in state authority display their indifference to the tepid demands of the demonstrators, a movement becomes bolder and wiser.

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Brazil on Strike: Class Struggle and the World Cup

Written by on June 14, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Brazil on Strike: Class Struggle and the World Cup

The urban social and geographical transformations caused by the World Cup have highlighted linkages between the movements fighting for social justice in Brazil.

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Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?

Written by on June 4, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?

It is an old question in social movements: Should we fight the system or “be the change we wish to see”? Should we push for transformation within existing institutions, or should we model in our own lives a different set of political relationships that might someday form the basis of a new society?

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Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

With so many problems in the world, it can be easy to question the value of so-called ‘selfish spirituality,’ when we could be focusing on helping others. Common images of people retreating from the problems of the world to meditate have given spirituality a reputation for being escapist, but it doesn’t have to be.

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Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Jail

Occupy Wall Street Protester Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Jail

A New York City judge sentenced Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan on Monday to three months in jail and five years of probation for elbowing a police officer while he was clearing out a protest in Zuccotti Park. Judge Ronald Zweibel’s decision comes at the end of a trial that sparked widespread anger among Occupy supporters for the circumstances under which McMillan was convicted of second-degree assault. They said McMillan, a graduate student who’s now 25 years old, was simply reacting to an unknown hand grabbing her breast while visiting a March 2012 protest. Officer Grantley Bovell, not McMillan, they said, should have been on trial.

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Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Chris Hedges: The Power of Imagination

Chris Hedges: It is through imagination that we can reach the dark regions of the human psyche and face our mortality and the brevity of existence. It is through imagination that we can recover reverence and kinship.

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Outrage and Protests Follow Guilty Verdict for OWS Activist

Written by on May 6, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 3 Comments
Outrage and Protests Follow Guilty Verdict for OWS Activist

People across the United States responded with outrage after Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was found guilty Monday afternoon of “assaulting” the very police officer who she says sexually assaulted her. Over 100 people rallied in New York City’s Zuccotti Park Monday night and, according to advocates, messages of support immediately began pouring in from across the country.

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