Missy Crutchfield: Honoring the Fallen, Let’s Also Remember Those Still Living… And Let’s Help Our Peacekeepers Once Again Find Peace in Their Lives in the Aftermath of War…

Today, too many men and women return from the frontline forgotten… As we remember and honor the fallen… Let’s not forget those still living, perhaps with deeply painful physical or emotional challenges… I’ve had the opportunity to witness it first-hand… For eight years, I served as Administrator of the City of Chattanooga Department of Education, […]

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Gandhi’s Be Magazine Calls for #MoralMondayForFreeEgypt Join Us!!

PLEASE SHARE!! ‪#‎MoralMondayForFreeEgypt‬ Earlier this year, we called for a #MoralMondayForMohamedSoltan, the Egyptian American college graduate who was imprisoned in Egypt for participating in nonviolent protests and committed to a hunger strike for over 300 days… Through the hard work of NGO’s and activists around the world lobbying on The Hill and petitioning top U.S. […]

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Missy Crutchfield: In Chattanooga, this moment and this man turned everything around, singularly…

In Chattanooga, this moment and this man turned everything around, singularly…In the wake of the tragic shooting in my hometown Chattanooga, Tennessee, this moment and this man reminded our community and our country that #WeAreOne In Chattanooga, this moment and this man turned everything around, singularly… In the wake of the tragic shooting in my […]

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson Arun Gandhi Makes Statement on Chattanooga Shooting

Arun Gandhi Chair Gandhi Global Center for Peace The recent shooting of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was another senseless act, in the milieu of a senseless war that has turned into a war of vengeance and prejudice. My heart goes out to victims on both sides. Hate, prejudice and destruction is not what civilization […]

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Exclusive: In Wake of Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, Islamic Society Releases Statement

Chattanooga, Tennessee the latest location in a string of mass shootings in recent years, 4 Marines killed, the shooter dead, and many questions remain. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded us “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.” As […]

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson “A Happy and Sad Day”–Finding New Roots with Refugee Response

Agriculture… Music… Dance… all of these things connect people across cultures and across time and they brought everyone together for “A Night On The Farm” benefiting Refugee Response and the work they are doing connecting refugees with agricultural jobs at the Ohio City Farm. This year’s headlining speaker, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi shared with […]

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ONE: Empowering artisans through design

At Indego Africa, we are all about doing good through good design. That’s why we are so excited to launch our brand new collaboration with ONE – a custom collection of pink and black mini baskets handwoven by women in Rwanda!

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Scientists Support The Iran Deal—And They’re Bringing it to Social Media

Are you feeling confused about things you’re hearing on the pros and cons of the deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program? Wish someone who knew the details would answer your questions? Last Friday, two highly qualified scientists did just that, answering questions submitted by the public during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. The scientists are […]

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350.org: Bird-dogging the campaign trail in Canada: Week 4 in Review

WEEK 4: Bolder actions feed momentum for climate action With 50 days to go before Canadians head to the polls, we’re already seeing a huge momentum to demand action on climate change. Last week was certainly proof of that. Already there’s been tons of headlines about the tar sands and climate change, thanks in large part to the dozens…

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Union of Concerned Scientists: 6 Ways Climate Change in Alaska Will Affect You

You already know that rapid loss of Arctic glaciers and ice sheets is helping to speed up the sea level rise that is causing worsening coastal flooding in communities from Maine to Miami. And you probably even know that warming in the Arctic seems to be driving changes to the weather patterns elsewhere on the […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey’s Legacy for Science and Democracy

On August 7, 2015, Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey passed away at the age of 101. Dr. Kelsey—a true hero of science and democracy—championed science-based policies that protected public health and safety throughout her life. Most famously, her actions preventing the FDA approval of thalidomide—a drug that causes birth defects—stopped what could have been a devastating […]

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Department of Energy Analysis Shows the Vast Economic Potential of Renewable Energy

A new analysis released by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows renewable energy sources like wind and solar have the economic potential to supply from 35 percent to as much as 10 times our nation’s current power needs. This is welcome news coming on the heels of the EPA releasing its […]

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Navdanya: Bija Swaraj, not Bt Raj

By Dr Vandana Shiva, 31 August 2015

Source: http://vandanashiva.com/?p=296
Farmers, first of all, are breeders. They might not have the lab coats that have come to define modern plant breeding, but their wisdom, knowledge and contribution is […]

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PETA: International Science Consortium Gives Away $200,000

The PETA International Science Consortium funds a project to replace the use of animals in inhalation tests.
The post PETA International Science Consortium Gives Away $200,000 appeared first on PETA.

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Meatless Monday: New Study Confirms: Reducing Meat Consumption is Key to Protecting Biodiversity

According to a new study, the growing demand for meat is the greatest threat to global biodiversity.

The study, Biodiversity Conservation: The Key is Reducing Meat Consumption, found that if demand for meat increases along current trends through 2050, the environmental cost of producing it would put species around the world at risk. As

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Meatless Monday: 9 Grilling Recipes for a Tasty Meatless Labor Day

Labor Day is almost here, and that means friends and family will soon be gathering around the grill for picnics, block parties and backyard cookouts. This year, bring some delicious meatless recipes to your celebration with fruits, veggies, and even pizzas for the grill! Since Labor Day is celebrated on a Monday, here are nine

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Sea Shepherd: Another Veteran Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Denied Entry to Japan

Another Veteran Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Denied Entry to Japan

Cove Guardian volunteer Linda Trapp.
Photo: Sea ShepherdSea Shepherd veteran crewmember Linda Trapp of the USA has been denied entry into Japan to document the brutal capture and slaugh…

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Amnesty International: How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”

The wife of a disappeared journalist said of her husband’s disappearance, “I think it’s one of the worst crimes in the world, making people disappear. It is not just the one person who disappears…the whole family is psychologically killed.” Yet … Please continue reading.

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ANSWER Coalition: Video on Katrina injustice: Heroes Not Looters

People across the country are marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and remembering the racist injustice that took place in the storm’s aftermath. Above is a video with interviews with survivors produced at the time by Gloria La Riva, a leading member of the ANSWER Coalition, titled “Heroes not Looters.”

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350.org: Ten years later

Dear friends, I’m writing you from the coast of southern Louisiana. I’m here because today marks an important anniversary for those of us who care about both climate change and racial justice: Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on this coast, and set in motion a catastrophe that’s still being felt from Texas to […]

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Amnesty International: “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”

“They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear,” wife of disappeared Lao agriculture specialist tells audience. How does one suddenly disappear from a busy city street? In 2005, in recognition of his community leadership, Sombath Somphone … Please continue reading.

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