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Multiple Crises Signal the Need to Change Course | David Suzuki

Multiple Crises Signal the Need to Change Course | David Suzuki

The climate and biodiversity crises didn’t go away with the pandemic. But the health crisis has further exposed the flaws in our outdated systems. People are calling for change. It’s time. #newvision

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Why I’m Still Hopeful and Not Done Fighting for a More Just Society

Posted by on January 15, 2020 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Why I’m Still Hopeful and Not Done Fighting for a More Just Society

“As bad as it looks – as despairing as you can sometimes feel – the great strength of this country is our resilience,” writes Reich. “We bounce back. We will again. We already are.” #hopeforamerica

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10 Good Things About 2019

Posted by on December 31, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
10 Good Things About 2019

Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead. #2019goodnews

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

Posted 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

Posted 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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Reasons for Optimism

Posted by on September 17, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Reasons for Optimism

The arc of American history reveals an unmistakable pattern. Whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, we eventually rally and move forward. #optimism

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Tapping Into People Power

Posted by on August 27, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Tapping Into People Power

Beyond protests and petitions, there are hundreds of ways to work for change. Here are seven ways we can connect to the power of removing our consent and cooperation, refusing to go along with injustice, and intervening in the destructive practices that cause harm. #peoplepower

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‘We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!’: Hundreds Storm Police Lines to Shut Down Massive Coal Mine in Germany

Posted by on June 23, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
‘We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!’: Hundreds Storm Police Lines to Shut Down Massive Coal Mine in Germany

“This is not only about coal power,” said one Ende Gelände spokesperson. “This is about changing a destructive system that is based on the quest for infinite economic growth and exploitation. We are fighting for a future in which people count more than profits”. #EndeGelaende #ClimateJusticeNow

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Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Over 1,351 Climate Strikes in 110 Countries Planned for Friday as Global Revolt Escalates

People in more than 100 countries are expected to take part in well over 1,000 strikes on Friday, May 24 to demand climate action from their governments.

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Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet – It’s ‘Time to Melt Some Phones’ on Capitol Hill

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet – It’s ‘Time to Melt Some Phones’ on Capitol Hill

As internet freedom supporters in the Senate attempt to force a vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) unpopular repeal of net neutrality rules, dozens of prominent websites went on “red alert” in support of the protections on Wednesday, hoping to prompt users to flood lawmakers’ offices with phone calls, emails, and other messages pressuring them to reinstate net neutrality.

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How You Can Help Fight Back in the War on the Poor

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
How You Can Help Fight Back in the War on the Poor

If “the economy” can recover without real people recovering, then whose economy is it really? What can we do about all this? The first thing we can do is to change our mentality and drop the shame and stigma that’s associated with not being able to make ends meet.

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

Posted 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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To Change Everything, It’s Going To Take Everything We’ve Got

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
To Change Everything, It’s Going To Take Everything We’ve Got

Only when peoples across the world act according as a single imperative unit towards the goal of saving the planet from the crash course of destruction it’s on, will we see the changes needed to ensure a clean and safe Mother Earth.

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What We Want for 2018: The Leaders of the Biggest Movements Envision the Changes Ahead

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
What We Want for 2018: The Leaders of the Biggest Movements Envision the Changes Ahead

Across the world, those who never had the luxury of complacency continued their struggles for participatory democracy; economic justice; an end to wars and violence; protection of the global commons; the rights and security of women, LGBTQ folk, and other excluded populations; and an end to theft and plunder of indigenous and small-farmer lands. Here, nine movement leaders share their hopes for the new year.

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Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Posted by on December 8, 2017 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Shouting #StoptheFCC, Net Neutrality Defenders Target Lawmakers and Verizon Nationwide

Protesters targeted Verizon because the FCC’s Chair Pai is a former lobbyist for the company, which has—along with major internet service providers (ISPs) Comcast and AT&T—invested heavily in pressuring lawmakers to support policies that benefit telecom companies at the expense of consumers.

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