Peace & Human Rights

Watch: The Fall of Iraq – What You’re Not Being Told

Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Government, Military, Peace & Human Rights, Politics with 0 Comments

Iraq is descending into chaos, but not for the reasons you’re being fed by the politicians and the mainstream media. The public must come to terms with the fact that the current chaos is directly related to a half century of US military interventions and covert operations in the middle east. Bombing for peace never has, and never will, work.

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A Vote of Confidence for African Women

Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
A Vote of Confidence for African Women

As Rwanda turns the page on its history and forges a new nation out of the ashes, women are playing a central role in its recovery.

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Chris Hedges: The Rules of Revolt

Posted 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

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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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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Why Are People So Mean? Has The Internet Destroyed Empathy & Compassion?

Why Are People So Mean? Has The Internet Destroyed Empathy & Compassion?

Truth be told, the internet can be a treacherous world full of cynicism, harassment, and bullying, leaving many to feel hurt or offended by the unfiltered words of public. We all have struggles, we are all here on the same human journey, and ultimately we all want the same thing in the end, peace. So let’s remember this in our daily life!

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Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Guilty of Assaulting NYPD Officer

Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: Guilty of Assaulting NYPD Officer

Occupy demonstrator Cecily McMillan was found guilty of second-degree assault following a trial concerning a 2012 altercation she had with the NYPD.

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“War Criminals Shouldn’t Be Honored”: Rutgers Students Nix Condoleezza Rice From Commencement Speech

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 1 Comment
“War Criminals Shouldn’t Be Honored”: Rutgers Students Nix Condoleezza Rice From Commencement Speech

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers University following protests by faculty and students over her role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

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Quinoa: It’s Complicated

Quinoa: It’s Complicated

Quinoa became popular because of its health value, yet the quinoa-growing region is the most malnourished in Bolivia because farmers cannot afford to eat their own crops. They sell their high-value quinoa and buy cheaper, less nourishing foods instead.

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Young Millionaire John Ramsey Funds Liberty

Young Millionaire John Ramsey Funds Liberty

The youngest power player in American politics, millionaire John Ramsey is a new breed of libertarian. He works to expand personal freedoms, sees all business as charity, espouses growing one’s own food and despises crony capitalism.

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The Akashic Age: Toward A New Era?

The Akashic Age: Toward A New Era?

Humanity has been on a historically long journey to finally arrive at a world that is complex and interdependent. We are at a point in human history where we are leaving behind one age and entering the next. The epoch we are leaving behind is the modern age. The epoch we are about to shift into has been given many names – digital, post-modern, new age, etc – yet has so far suffered from lack of true and genuine foresight.

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The Tougher Path to Freedom: Non-Violence

Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
The Tougher Path to Freedom: Non-Violence

Gandhi was right. We will only find true freedom through non-violent means. Victory won at the barrel of a gun will prove short-lived. If we cannot find a way to change the system without resorting to violent means, we will merely rearrange the pieces on the game board. The rule of force and coercion will remain. Violence begets violence.

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Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

War can be transcended. We can reach higher and many of those who died on the battlefields were doing just that . . . Trying to make the world better. Yet, travelers forget, as Mohammad said: the greater Jihad is the inner Jihad. When we win the inner war, perhaps, we can take our personal wisdom, peace and tranquility into the outer world; and when enough of us have done this, perhaps, there will be a time without war. When and if this happens, we will no longer need soldiers and armies.

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Netflix Star Reveals Stark Reality of Criminal Justice System

Netflix Star Reveals Stark Reality of Criminal Justice System

Piper Kerman, on whom the Netflix blockbuster series Orange Is The New Black is based, is speaking out for humane prison reforms, especially for low-income women snared by the system.

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