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Gandhi’s Be Magazine turns 5 today! Become Part of the Story

“A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step”             Gandhi’s Be Magazine turns 5 today! We are writing to share this happy news with you because you have been an important part of this journey and we want to thank you for your incredible support throughout the […]

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A Change in Paradigm 2.0 – 11/11/2014 1am “I am”

Editor’s Note: Celebrating 5 years of Gandhi’s Be Magazine, we introduce A Change in Paradigm 2.0. CLICK HERE to read the original “Change in Paradigm” published on the launch of Gandhi’s Be Magazine on 11/11/2009 1am “I am.”  

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Missy Crutchfield: “Checkpoint. The West creates the darkness, then blames the darkness”

The Muslims are not the enemy. The Jews are not the enemy. The Hindus and Buddhists are not the enemy. And, the Christians are not the enemy. The enemy is ignorance and intolerance. The enemy is darkness of the mind and of the heart. Let’s take a real look at the insanity in the world. […]

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Joey Reiman: “The Famillionaire”

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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During Clinton Global Initiative Remarks, President Barack Obama Unveils New Level of Support for Civil Society Organizations Worldwide

(New York City) In his remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City today, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a bold plan to step up support for Civil Society organizations worldwide. In his remarks, President Obama said, “The most important title is not President, it is Citizen.” Stand with Civil Society: […]

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Electronicintifada: “Understanding why scholars get silenced for defending Palestinian rights”

(Electronicintifada) Freedom of expression is supposed to be cherished in universities. Yet it is under threat in the United States — as was illustrated when Steven Salaita was fired from a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over tweets excoriating Israel’s summertime attack on Gaza. Two new books provide important insights into […]

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TakePart: “‘Daily Show’ Skewers Critics of Police Brutality Protesters”

Jon Stewart expertly schools folks who complain about people who speak out about the deaths of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, John Crawford, and Michael Brown. (TakePart) Tens of thousands of outraged protesters have taken to America’s streets or worn T-shirts demanding justice for Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and Eric Garner—all unarmed black boys […]

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Grist: “D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’: Battle hymns for today’s activists”

(Grist) Unless you are a member of the Koch family empire, or someone who voted to keep the Koch family empire in power, 2014 sucked. That is, it sucked until this week, when America received a great dose of medicine for our melancholy: Black Messiah, the surprise album by musical genius D’Angelo that dropped early […]

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Huffington Post: “Dalai Lama Says He’d Prefer To Be The Last Dalai Lama Than Have A ‘Stupid’ Successor”

(Huffington Post) The Dalai Lama has said yet again that he may be the last person to hold the title, adding that he’d rather there be no Dalai Lama than for someone “stupid” to take his place. “The Dalai Lama institution will cease one day. These man-made institutions will cease,” the 79-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader […]

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Mother Jones: “The Pope Just Helped the US and Cuba Make Up. What International Conflict Will He Fix Next?”

(Mother Jones) Wednesday’s historic deal between the United States and Cuba was noteworthy for a lot of reasons—and a fascinating one that’s emerged has been the role of Pope Francis. It’s been reported that the Pope sent personal letters to President Obama and President Raul Castro enjoining them to reconsider the situation; then, he invited […]

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Mondoweiss: “Obama took on the Cuba lobby– when will he take on the Israel lobby?”

(Mondoweiss) President Obama’s historic opening to Cuba yesterday made many of us think about the long cold war against the Palestinian people. In both cases, a policy of isolating a people because they have political views our government disagrees with has gone on for decades without changing that society. The world wants us to bend. […]

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Human Rights Watch: “Sudan: Soldiers, Militias Killing, Raping Civilians”

Urgent Need for UN, AU Investigation in Blue Nile, Southern Kordofan (Human Rights Watch) Nairobi – Sudanese government forces and allied militias are unlawfully killing and otherwise abusing civilians in government-held areas in Sudan’s Blue Nile state. Dozens of civilians who fled the government held areas and sought refuge in South Sudan described killings, rapes, […]

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The New Yorker: “The Mission: The Priest, The Killers, and a Looming Genocide”

(The New Yorker) When the killing reached Bossemptele, a small town deep in the isolated interior of the Central African Republic, Father Bernard Kinvi, who helps run the Catholic mission there, tried to save everyone he could. A handsome man of thirty-two, Father Bernard wears a black cassock with a large red cross imprinted on […]

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The Guardian: “Unspeakable horrors in a country on the verge of genocide”

Militias in the Central African Republic are slitting children’s throats, razing villages and throwing young men to the crocodiles. What needs to happen before the world intervenes? (The Guardian) A massacre of the innocents is taking place in the heart of Africa as the world looks the other way. One man describes how his four-year-old […]

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ANSWER Coalition: “The Cuban Five are Free!”

(ANSWER Coalition) At last! The Cuban 5 are free. After 16 years of imprisonment, the United States government has released the final three members of the Cuban 5: Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero The imprisonment of the Cuban 5 for the last 16 years has been a grave injustice. Their freedom has been […]

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Grist: “Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more”

(Grist) It was the late 1970s and Theo Colborn was, like pretty much everyone else in the ’70s, getting divorced. She was in her 50s and already retired from a career as a pharmacist. She’d moved to a farm that was close to the Rocky Mountain Biological Station Laboratory in Colorado and volunteered as a […]

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Talking Points Memo: “Browns Player Offers Thoughtful Rebuke After Police Union Slams T-Shirt Protest”

(Talking Points Memo) After police unions slammed his decision to wear a T-shirt protesting the police shootings of two black people in Ohio, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins gathered the media on Monday to explain himself more fully. Hawkins outlined his rationale, speaking without notes, according to ESPN Cleveland reporter Tony Grossi. He touched […]

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HBO Releases New Documentary “Saving My Tomorrow” family-friendly documentary about kids saving the planet they will inherit

(HBO) Earlier this week, HBO released the new documentary “Saving My Tomorrow,” from the children who will inherit the planet. In a unique partnership, HBO and the American Museum of Natural History present SAVING MY TOMORROW, starting with a two-part family special about the environment, debuting MONDAY, DEC. 15 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT). SAVING MY TOMORROW continues […]

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Invisible Children Announces Change in Direction

(Invisible Children) Whether you slept outside with us in 2006 at the Global Night Commute to protest the use of child soldiers, rallied in the streets of DC for the passage of a bill that would make it U.S. law to capture Joseph Kony, surrounded Oprah Winfrey’s studio in Chicago to get the LRA story on […]

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Grist: “Fossil fuel companies grow nervous as divestment movement grows stronger”

(Grist) LIMA, Peru — Though fossil fuel companies may wave their hands dismissively at the divestment movement, some nervous actions of late show more concern than they let on. Consider this curious incident here in Lima, as the United Nations climate talks entered their second week. Shell’s chief climate change advisor was slated to present […]

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Collective-Evolution: “Disturbing (But Amazing) Pictures Expose The Absurdities Of Modern Culture *Warning: Graphic Images*”

(Collective-Evolution) One of my first thoughts after coming across these illustrations was “how have I never seen this artist’s work before?”, because they are freaking amazing. Few too many artists today have the courage to tackle important social commentaries with their art. But Spanish artist Luis Quiles has undoubtedly broken this mold with his series […]

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