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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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Keystone XL Opponents Promise Trump a Mass Mobilization ‘On a Scale Never Seen’

Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Keystone XL Opponents Promise Trump a Mass Mobilization ‘On a Scale Never Seen’

“Make no mistake: resistance to the toxic Keystone XL pipeline will only grow stronger,” declared Dallas Goldtooth, IEN’s Keep it in the Ground organizer. “We will mobilize, fight back, we will resist the Keystone XL pipeline.”

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Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Posted by on November 3, 2016 in Government with 0 Comments
Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting

Let’s pledge to strengthen our democracy with these eight resolutions to focus our intentions and keep us moving forward over the next four years.

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Tom Hayden, ‘One of the Great 20th Century Activist Leaders,’ Dies at 76

Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Tom Hayden, ‘One of the Great 20th Century Activist Leaders,’ Dies at 76

Progressive icon and anti-war activist turned California lawmaker Tom Hayden passed on Sunday at the age of 76. Hayden dedicated his life to peace, social justice, and activism.

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These Six Environmental Heroes are Changing the World — Find Out How

Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Environment with 0 Comments
These Six Environmental Heroes are Changing the World — Find Out How

A young woman from inner city Baltimore; a Cambodian anti-logging activist; a subsistence farmer in Peru’s northern highlands; a grassroots Indigenous organizer in Tanzania; a Slovakian public interest lawyer; and a conservationist advocating for the endangered leatherback sea turtle in Puerto Rico – are this year’s Goldman Environmental prize winners.

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Where Will You Be When Democracy Awakens and Serve the Interests of All?

Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 10 Comments
Where Will You Be When Democracy Awakens and Serve the Interests of All?

Americans overwhelmingly agree on a wide range of issues. They want policies to make the economy fairer and hold corporate executives accountable. They want stronger environmental and consumer protections. And they want to fix our political system so that it serves the interest of all, not just Big Money donors. These aren’t close issues for Americans; actually, what’s surprising is the degree of national consensus.

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SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 6 Comments
SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

In a decision that animal rights advocates hailed as a “game changer,” SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby declared on Thursday that the amusement park will “end all orca breeding programs” in response to intense criticism from protesters.

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Which of These Roles Were You Born to Play in Social Change?

Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living with 4 Comments
Which of These Roles Were You Born to Play in Social Change?

The author weighs in on roles people are born to play in social change.

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12 People Who Made a Difference (and YOU Can Too!)

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 2 Comments
12 People Who Made a Difference (and YOU Can Too!)

Do you believe one person can instigate change in society? Here is a bunch of people who have maximized their power as citizens to improve the lives of millions of people in real, tangible ways.

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