Peace & Human Rights

A Future That Values Everyone

Written by on September 4, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
A Future That Values Everyone

The speaker is Andres Gutierrez of Nonviolent Peaceforce, a nonprofit organization that has engaged in peacekeeping work in troubled regions of the world for the last decade.

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End-Time Stories

Written by on August 31, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 1 Comment
End-Time Stories

The Internet is full of articles and videos speculating that it’s the end for us. While what is to come is up in the air, we do have our work to do: to go within and envision and create something new, conscious of the sacredness of life and the oneness of the divine within us all. So hold steady and stay in the heart… end-time marks the end of evil, not the end of love.

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“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Activism, Peace & Human Rights with 3 Comments
“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

After a week that saw a militarized police crackdown and the imposition of a nighttime curfew (for people protesting the shooting of Michael Brown), Amnesty International USA has taken an “unprecedented” step by sending a 13-person delegation to monitor the developments in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the first time Amnesty organization has deployed observers inside the United States. Amy Goodman speaks to Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

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26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi

26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, one of the many beautiful souls that has inspired and continues to inspire so many of us taught me so many valuable and life changing lessons. And in today’s post, I have gathered some of his most inspiring quotes and compiled them into the 26 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy!

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“War Makes Everyone Crazy”: Hiroshima Survivor Reflects on 69th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

Written by on August 6, 2014 in Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
“War Makes Everyone Crazy”: Hiroshima Survivor Reflects on 69th Anniversary of U.S. Atomic Bombing

Sixty-nine years ago at 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Destruction from the bomb was massive — shock waves, radiation and heat rays took the lives of some 140,000 people — nearly half of the town’s population. Three days later, the United States dropped a second atomic bomb on the Japanese Nagasaki killing another 74,000. At Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and next to e A-bomb Dome (one of the few structures that withstood the blast) , blast survivor Koji Hosokawa, who was 17 years old at the time, talks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! His 13-year-old sister, Yoko, died in the bombing.

Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!): “This is almost 69 years later. It was the United States that dropped the atomic bomb. How do you feel when Americans come here (to Hiroshima)?”

Koji Hosokawa: “I hate war rather than the people of the United States. I hate war. War makes everyone crazy.”

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Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

Chris Hedges: Why Israel Lies

The vast disparity between what Israel says and what Israel does tells the Palestinians that there is no hope. There will never, the Palestinians understand from the Big Lie, be an acknowledgement of reality by the Israeli leadership.

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Letter from Tel Aviv: Why Do Israelis Support a Costly Ground Invasion of Gaza?

Written by on July 31, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Letter from Tel Aviv: Why Do Israelis Support a Costly Ground Invasion of Gaza?

Israelis have been so traumatized by the savage suicide bombing campaigns of Hamas, that it is psychologically impossible for many to acknowledge that it has become an intimate strategic partner of the militant Israeli government.

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Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Right now there are 150 communities in the US redefining their right to self govern and pushing forward their programs for localized renewable energy and ecological food security.

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Water Rights March in Detroit

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Water Rights March in Detroit

Last Friday thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit to call attention to City Hall shutting off the water for residents behind on their bills. Meanwhile, General Motors and the city’s two sports arenas, which owe millions in unpaid water bills, have not had their water turned off.

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Antiwar video by award-winning songwriter Tabitha Elkins

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 0 Comments
Antiwar video by award-winning songwriter Tabitha Elkins

Who says there is a shortage of protest music in the music scene these days? Proof positive is the new song penned by singer-songwriter Tabitha Elkins – whose output so far has ranged from Hard Bop Jazz to acoustic folk rock – and whose self-penned anti-war song takes on news propaganda and the culture of violence.

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A Jewish American Forever Changed by Recent Events in Gaza

A Jewish American Forever Changed by Recent Events in Gaza

A Palestinian child has tragically been killed every three days for the past 14 years. That bears repeating, since such deaths are rarely, if ever, given any attention in America.

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Time to Revive the Peace Movement

Written by on July 16, 2014 in Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 1 Comment
Time to Revive the Peace Movement

With the latest vicious bombardment of Palestinians by the Israeli war machine, the concurrent conflagration in Iraq, the rise of a U.S.-backed oligarchy in Ukraine, and continued drone attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, the time is nigh for a revival of the peace movement.

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End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

Written by on July 13, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living, Peace & Human Rights with 3 Comments
End the Gaza Occupation: Petition by the Jewish Voice for Peace

RootsAction and Jewish Voice for Peace ask for your signature on a powerful Open Letter condemning the rampant assault on human rights in Israel and Palestine.

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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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Russell Brand Calls On 50,000 Protesters To Stage ‘Joyful Revolution’

Russell Brand Calls On 50,000 Protesters To Stage ‘Joyful Revolution’

Russell Brand has called on thousands of protesters to be part of a “peaceful, effortless, joyful revolution” that seizes power back from Westminster. The former Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenter, who this year implored readers of the New Statesman magazine to abandon the current political system, told crowds gathered in London’s Parliament Square [on Saturday] that MPs no longer represented the people.

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