Campaign Nonviolence Builds Momentum for “Mainstreaming” Nonviolent Action

It all started with a man called Gandhi. In the face of British imperialism, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi taught the principles of nonviolence and led India to independence. What is nonviolence? Nonviolence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals […]

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So, you watched “Disruption” a film about climate change, now what?

Over 700 locations worldwide screened “Disruption,” a climate change film leading up to the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. While momentum is gaining for an estimated 200,000 people to march in the streets of NYC in just a couple weeks, others are asking what can they do if they […]

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Joey Reiman: “Cure for the Cold”

Companies with a Soul Joey Reiman, CEO & Founder of BrightHouse, a global consultancy firm, was named one of the 100 people who will change the way the world thinks by Fast Company. An adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, his mission is to bring more purpose to the world of […]

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Is This Really Happening in America? NYTimes: “Shooting Stokes Unrest in Missouri”

(NYTimes) FERGUSON, Mo. — The chief of police here said Tuesday that he had reconsidered his decision to release the name of the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager and would not do so because of concerns about the officer’s safety. The Ferguson Police Department had said it would […]

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Democracy, Human Rights in Egypt & the Bloodshed in Gaza Forum at The Carter Center Commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Rabaa Massacre

The Democracy, Human Rights in Egypt & the Bloodshed in Gaza Forum is going to be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT at The Carter Center, located at 453 Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30307 (events will take place in the Cyprus Room, accessible via the Executive Offices Entrance) […]

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Invisible Children: “New video: Closing in on Kony”

(Invisible Children) In 2012, the world finally learned about Joseph Kony. And in 2014, they haven’t forgotten. So where is Kony now? And what has happened to the LRA? Short answer: Kony is still a threat and the LRA has never been more vulnerable. This exclusive video tells the story of Adam Finck, Invisible Children’s former […]

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Must-Read Climate Change Series! Grist: “Why food prices scaled the peaks — and why it matters”

(Grist) How did you fare during the great food-price spikes of 2008 and 2011? If your response to this question is, “Um, what food-price spikes?”, then you are like me and, probably, most other readers here. Yes, I saw the occasional scary-looking graph in the newspapers, but that’s all it was — a line jagging […]

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Amnesty International: “Unrest in Iraq: Demand justice for those suffering”

(Amnesty International) These words haunt me. “We have nothing. We can’t leave. ISIS will catch us and kill us if we do. For god’s sake, please help us.” This was the desperate plea of a man trapped in northern Iraq. Amnesty investigator Donatella Rovera has traveled to Iraq – often into conflict areas where journalists […]

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TakePart: “Why Is the World Ignoring Iceland’s Growing Slaughter of Endangered Whales?”

A new report urges consumers to stop buying seafood from Icelandic companies linked to whale hunts. (TakePart) While the world’s attention focuses on Japan’s annual dolphin-killing season under way in Taiji, Iceland has been quietly escalating the hunting of endangered fin whales. But no one seems to be paying much attention, according to a report […]

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Grist: “Americans are eating better — well, some Americans”

(Grist) Income gap! What are you doing here?! We’re trying to have a conversation about food and you just show up uninvited and unannounced, as usual. Just kidding, obviously — since money is intrinsically tied to every part of our lives, the growing divergence between high- and low-income households can pretty much be expected to […]

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Town Hall Meeting: “A Conversation between the Community & the Cops”

Tuesday, September 16 6:30pm Union Temple Baptist Church 1215 W Street SE Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, September 16th residents of the District and the metropolitan area will gather at Union Temple Baptist Church to discuss policing in this area in the wake of Ferguson. There has been significant discussion around how to approach policies such […]

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We must watch the politicians and stop the corruption! Grist: “Texas official is freaking out about school ‘Meatless Monday’ “

(Grist) A top Texas official denounced school districts that have scaled back on serving meat one day a week, accusing them of succumbing to a “carefully orchestrated campaign” to force Americans to become vegetarians. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples this week criticized districts that have adopted “meatless Monday” policies in an op-ed in the Austin […]

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Electronicintifada: “Zionist group publishes target list of “anti-Israel” US professors”

(Electronicintifada) The Amcha Initiative, the Zionist organization that has repeatedly intimidated, spied on and harassed students and faculty, appears to be escalating its campaign by publishing what amounts to a target list of “anti-Israel” professors. Amcha says that the list is made up of “218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars, who recently called […]

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Must-Read Climate Change Series! Grist: “Bad news for Obama: Fracking may be worse than burning coal”

(Grist) If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin. And a new set of studies — about, of all things, a simple molecule known as CH4 — show that President Obama’s climate change strategy is starting to unravel even as it’s being knit. To be specific: Most of the administration’s theoretical gains […]

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TakePart: “Open Farm: This Innovative Gardening Site Can Teach a Novice to Grow Anything”

OpenFarm is building a free, open database that will break down how to get fruits, vegetables, and plants to thrive.   (TakePart) If you’re weary of spending $4 for a few organic tomatoes, growing your own garden can be a cost-effective and sustainable alternative. The National Gardening Association reports that in the past five years, […]

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Must-Read Climate Change Series: Grist: “China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.”

(Grist) Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global warming. Here’s why China is doing this now, and what we know about the plan so far. CLICK HERE to read the full story.

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BDS Wiki Hijacked by Right Wing Propaganda, Exposed and Now Changed to Reflect the Nonviolent Action and Movement for Positive Action that It Is

Editor’s Note: There are so many things wrong with this on so many levels. First, that the Israel lobby and right-wing groups would think that this would go unnoticed. Then, the fact that they would do something so full of falsehood and deceptive propaganda, is beyond belief. The hate that spews from these groups and […]

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