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Here’s How People’s Movements Can Save the Day and Provide a Path to Unity

Posted by on April 15, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Here’s How People’s Movements Can Save the Day and Provide a Path to Unity

Activist Tom Hayden talked about the power of movements in finding a path to unity. Unity does not mean lock-step agreement on every issue or detail, it does mean finding an avenue by which to bring our presently atomized struggles for peace, the environment, racial, social, and economic justice together.

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10 More Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts

10 More Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts

Generally speaking, conspiracy theories form where there is a vacuum of verifiable facts associated with a controversial, usually tragic event. The concept has evolved over the years and is a part of our popular culture. There are legions of conspiracy theorists and “truthers” who have devoted their lives to certain theories, and there are legions of skeptics who have devoted their lives to debunking those theories. All the while, conspiracy theories of every stripe and variety festoon the footnotes of history.

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Bernie Sanders Draws Record Crowds, Praises Greek Anti-Austerity Vote

Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders Draws Record Crowds, Praises Greek Anti-Austerity Vote

Bernie Sanders’ anti-austerity platform is resonating with voters. On Monday, Sanders spoke before 9,000 in Portland, Maine. Last week he drew more than 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin, in the largest crowd of any presidential candidate in the 2016 race.

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Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Government, Policies, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Julian Assange on the TPP: Secretive Deal Isn’t About Trade, But Corporate Control

As negotiations continue, WikiLeaks has published leaked chapters of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership — a global trade deal between the United States and 11 other countries. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the global economy, but details have been concealed from the public. A recently disclosed “Investment Chapter” highlights the intent of U.S.-led negotiators to create a tribunal where corporations can sue governments if their laws interfere with a company’s claimed future profits. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns the plan could chill the adoption of health and environmental regulations.

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Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Spying and Surveillance, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Julian Assange: Despite Congressional Standoff, NSA Has Secret Authority to Continue Spying Unabated

The Obama administration’s authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk will likely expire next week after senators from both parties rejected attempts to extend it… From his place of refuge inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange weighs in on the NSA standoff.

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Launches Campaign to Stop Killer Robots After Winning Ban on Landmines

Posted by on April 27, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Launches Campaign to Stop Killer Robots After Winning Ban on Landmines

In 1997 Jody Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. In 2013 she helped launch the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. “Who is accountable? Is it the man who programmed it? Is it Lockheed Martin, who built it?” Williams asks in an interview at The Hague, where she has joined 1,000 female peace activists gathered to mark the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

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FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New “(T)ERROR” Documentary

Posted by on April 20, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
FBI Informant Exposes Sting Operation Targeting Innocent Americans in New “(T)ERROR” Documentary

“(T)EFFOR” is an explosive new film that shines a bright light on the FBI’s shadowy use of informants in its counterterrorism sting operations. These undercover operatives are meant to root out would-be terrorists before they attack. Since 9/11, they have been used to prosecute at least 158 people. But critics argue they often target the wrong people, “including those with intellectual and mental disabilities, and the indigent.”

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The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert on How Humans Are Causing Largest Die-Off Since Dinosaur Age

Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Sixth Extinction: Elizabeth Kolbert on How Humans Are Causing Largest Die-Off Since Dinosaur Age

Source: democracynow
In the history of the planet, there have been five known mass extinction events. The last came 65 million years ago, when an asteroid about half the size of Manhattan collided with the earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and bringing the Cretaceous period to an end. Scientists say we are now experiencing the sixth extinction, with up to 50 percent of all living species in danger of disappearing by the end of the century. But unlike previous extinctions, the direct cause this time is us. In “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History,” journalist Elizabeth Kolbert visits four continents to document the massive “die-offs” that came millions of years ago and those now unfolding before our eyes.

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One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler & Kimberle Crenshaw on Global Movement to End Violence Against Women

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler & Kimberle Crenshaw on Global Movement to End Violence Against Women

Democracy Now!: A movement is growing worldwide to stop violence against women and girls. One Billion Rising for Justice will take place on February 14, Valentine’s Day, in more than 200 countries worldwide, focusing on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence and the impunity that protects perpetrators all over the world. The One Billion Rising and V-Day campaigns were launched by playwright Eve Ensler, creator of “The Vagina Monologues,” and highlights the startling statistic that one in every three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

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Pandora’s Lunchbox: Pulling Back the Curtain On How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal [Video and Transcript]

Posted by on March 3, 2013 in Food, Drink & Nutrition with 1 Comment
Pandora’s Lunchbox: Pulling Back the Curtain On How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal [Video and Transcript]

Why America has the cheapest, most addictive, and most nutritionally inferior food in the world.

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