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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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We Want You! Send Us Your #BeTheChange Messages from Around the World

  At Bonjour Crepes & Wine Restaurant in Uptown NYC following the Social Good Summit 2014! Kicking off our #BeTheChange messages for Gandhi’s Be Magazine! Send us your #BeTheChange message to editors@bemagazine.org, or on send to us on Facebook @BeMagazine1111 or Twitter @BeMagazine1111, and we’ll post them and keep the momentum going. #BeTheChange!    

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A Global Call for Climate Change BDS: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Corporations Exploiting People and the Planet

As the People’s Climate March nears, momentum is quickly building for what is expected to be the largest march in American history, larger even then Martin Luther King, Jr’s Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, September 21, 2014, hundreds of thousands of people will march in the streets of New York City demanding […]

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People’s Climate March: “Mainstreaming” One of the Defining Issues of This Moment in History

As the People’s Climate March nears, momentum is quickly building for what is expected to be the largest march in American history, larger even then Martin Luther King, Jr’s Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. On Sunday, September 21, 2014, hundreds of thousands of people will march in the streets of New York City demanding […]

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Video: “A 13 Year Old Political Activist Explains Why You Should Vote”

Madison Kimrey from North Carolina wants you to pledge to vote at OurTime.org. Editor’s Note: Madison Kimrey’s a star! We featured her in a previous story on Gandhi’s Be Magazine, to read it CLICK HERE. Now Madison’s back as a 13-year-old political activist to explain why you should vote. Now, let’s all go VOTE!

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Must-Read Climate Change Series!! Grist: “These teens are taking their climate lawsuit all the way to the Supreme Court”

(Grist) Those feisty, litigious climate-hawk kids just won’t go away. Back in 2011, we wrote about a group of witty whippersnappers that filed a lawsuit against the federal government. The premise: The government must take action to protect the atmosphere for future generations. On Oct. 3, those same five teenagers, represented by Oregon-based nonprofit Our […]

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New Republic: “Most Ebola Patients in the U.S. Survive. Half in Africa Die. Why Are We Letting This Happen?”

(New Republic) This week’s news on Ebola should make you breathe a sigh of relief—and seethe with anger. The news is the recovery of Amber Vinson, the nurse who got Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She left Emory University Hospital on Tuesday, free of the virus and on her […]

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Treehugger: “Fracking tracking breakthrough to hold frackers responsible for pollution”

(Treehugger) In work supported by the National Science Foundation, researchers have identified new tracers that can identify fracking fluids in the environment, and even differentiate fracking flow-back water contamination from pollution caused by other types of oil and gas wells. It turns out poor fracking operators leave their ‘fingerprints’ at the scene of their crimes. […]

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TakePart: “Don’t Let Them Eat Cake: More U.S. Cities Are Banning Feeding the Homeless”

Politicians and policy makers are claiming that giving down-and-out folks a hot meal encourages them to sleep on the streets. (TakePart) Reading through the latest report from the National Coalition for the Homeless might spark one of those moments when you wonder, what would Marie Antoinette say? French peasants who had no bread to eat […]

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Fellowship of Reconciliation: “Why Ferguson matters to faith communities”

(Fellowship of Reconciliation) On Aug. 9, when a black teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, the small city of Ferguson lost its anonymity. Ferguson became a symbol of a criminal justice system that enacts racism on a daily basis, of a political structure that sees some of our […]

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American Friends Service Committee: “Brant Rosen named new Regional Director for AFSC’s Midwest Region”

(American Friends Service Committee) Please join us in welcoming our new AFSC Midwest Regional Director, Rabbi Brant Rosen! We are happy to announce that Brant will start working from the Chicago office on December 1, 2014. For those of you who don’t know Brant Rosen, here is a brief bio: Brant has been a congregational […]

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Grist: “Naomi Klein is right: Unchecked capitalism will destroy civilization”

(Grist) Best-selling progressive journalist Naomi Klein has an important new book out, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. The author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine now “tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth,” as the book jacket aptly puts […]

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TakePart: “We The Economy: Big-Name Filmmakers Break Down What You Need to Know About the Economy Today”

The A-List crowd—including Morgan Spurlock, Adrian Grenier, Steve James, Jehane Noujaim, Adam McKay and Sarah Silverman—gets a little wonky to help educate ‘we the people’ (TakePart) When it comes to the economy, differences of opinion and misunderstandings abound. (Along with the occasional conflict between global superpowers.) Now an ambitious series of 20 web videos called […]

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TakePart: “10 Companies Against GMO Labeling”

If these food companies get their way, Colorado and Oregon won’t require GMO labeling. (TakePart) The debate surrounding labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms is heating up again as the midterm election approaches. If passed, Prop 92 in Oregon and Prop 105 in Colorado would require that food companies label products sold in those […]

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Grist: “Teen killed in New Orleans believed in the power of food justice and gardens”

(Grist) I met George Carter when he was 10 years old, at a banquet where his organization, Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools*, was receiving an award. The “Rethinkers” are young people who came together in 2006, after Hurricane Katrina, to ensure that students’ voices would be heard in the rebuilding of public schools. George joined […]

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Mondoweiss: “Israel and Palestine is not about Jews vs. Palestinians”

(Mondoweiss) Last night an event called “Zionism & The New McCarthyism: A Conversation with Bruce Robbins” took place in Champaign-Urbana. It was a canceled University of Illinois event that was rescheduled as an independent event, without university support. Bruce Robbins’s short documentary, Some of My Best Friends are Zionists, interviews influential Jews such as Judith […]

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