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

Posted 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

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

Posted 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

Posted 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

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

Posted 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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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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