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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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has withdrawn as commencement speaker at Rutgers University following protests by faculty and students over her role in the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.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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MUST SEE: Chris Hedges on “Israel’s War on American Universities”

MUST SEE: Chris Hedges on “Israel’s War on American Universities”

Chris Hedges Speaks in support of the NOW BANNED “Students for Justice in Palestine” chapter at Northeastern University.

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Movements for Justice Connecting Around the World

Movements for Justice Connecting Around the World

Across the country and around the world, it’s springtime for movements for social, economic and environmental justice that are connecting their struggles. It is an exciting time – join us!

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We’re All Complete Little Bits of God

We’re All Complete Little Bits of God

As consciousness expands, the heart opens, and we begin to feel. I know many of us feel the suffering of family and friends, and of the collective… the earth, the animals, the people.

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The Power Of Forgiveness: 5 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of Resentments

The Power Of Forgiveness: 5 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of Resentments

Forgiveness is the most powerful thing that you can do for your physiology and your spirituality. Yet, it remains one of the least attractive things to us, largely because our egos rule so unequivocally.

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Ukraine War in Full Swing in Cyberspace

Posted by on March 17, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Ukraine War in Full Swing in Cyberspace

In a raging virtual war against Crimean separatists, the Kremlin and NATO, “Denial of Service” attacks overwhelm web servers and make their websites unusable.

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Popular Resistance: 4 Ways to Plug In

Popular Resistance: 4 Ways to Plug In

Activism can take many forms. Popular Resistance is a movement for social, economic and environmental justice. Today you can support activist art, learn about economic democracy, or support others who face imprisonment for their courageous acts.

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