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On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Written by on May 18, 2021 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Any form of control on a collective level can only be carried out through obedience. A dictator can’t arrest or kill an entire population himself; he needs mindless minions to do the dirty work. This principle applies across all forms and degrees of systematic control, even the most subtle. #civildisobedience

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Is the Nation Opening Its Soul?

Written by on July 3, 2020 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Is the Nation Opening Its Soul?

Change seems to be coming from multiple directions, both outside and within the corridors of political and economic power, as our ignorance shatters and we wake up. #consciousevolution

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This Is Not a Revolution. It’s a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

This Is Not a Revolution. It’s a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

The protesters are playing right into the government’s hands because the powers-that-be want this. They want an excuse to lockdown the nation and throw the switch to all-out martial law. They want a reason to make the police state stronger. #georgefloydprotests

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What’s the Secret to Success for Nonviolent Movements? Try Solidarity.

Written by on December 16, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
What’s the Secret to Success for Nonviolent Movements? Try Solidarity.

There’s a secret to success for nonviolent movements for change: solidarity. Instead of “going it alone,” movements can amplify their message, leverage collective power, and build strength by seeking solidarity from aligned organizations and groups. #solidarity

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10 Tips on Disarming Despair

Written by on November 21, 2019 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
10 Tips on Disarming Despair

We needn’t be optimists to disarm despair. Optimism suggests confidence of positive outcomes, but, fortunately, humans don’t require certainty in order to act. If we believe something is essential—as in fixing our broken democracy and confronting the climate crisis—we’ve shown over and over throughout our long history that we can indeed do whatever it takes. #courage

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‘No Time Left for Business as Usual’: Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC

Written by on August 29, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
‘No Time Left for Business as Usual’: Climate Activists Plan Day of Mass Civil Disobedience to #ShutDownDC

Environmental activists are hoping to bring Washington, D.C. to a “gridlocked standstill” next month with a massive act of civil disobedience aimed at disrupting business as usual and getting the attention of members of Congress standing in the way of bold climate action. #ShutDownDC #ClimateStrike #CivilObedience

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Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

Written by on March 29, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government with 0 Comments
Judge Drops Charges Against 13 Who Argued Pipeline Civil Disobedience Action Was “Necessary” to Save Planet

A district judge in ruled that 13 fossil fuel pipeline protesters were not responsible for any infraction because of the necessity of their actions. “This may be a first in America,” tweeted Bill McKibben. The charges the defendants faced stemmed from actions they took in 2016 to block Spectra Energy’s fracked gas West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline.

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Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Government, Policies with 42 Comments
Meet the Congressman Who’s Heroically Breaking the Law by Giving Medical Cannabis to Sick Children

In the face of such injustice, Allen Peake is a model of virtue among a cesspool of state corruption. He defies the unjust cannabis prohibition by bringing medical cannabis into Georgia from states where it is legal, such as Colorado.

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