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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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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Huffington Post: “Clinton Global Initiative Makes Big Statement About Empowering Women”

(Huffington Post) NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton marked the 10th anniversary of the former president’s annual Clinton Global Initiative, pointing to female empowerment around the globe as the former secretary of state considers a 2016 presidential campaign. The Clintons presided over their yearly gathering of world leaders, corporate executives and philanthropists on […]

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Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide Joins Global Human Rights Organizations to Protest Leader of the Egyptian Military Coup el-Sisi’s Visit to the UN

Egyptians Abroad for Democracy Worldwide along will join over 30 other human rights organizations at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday, august 25, 2014 to protest the visit of el-Sisi, the leader of the Egyptian military coup that led to the slaughter of thousands during the Rabaa Massacre last year on August […]

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Los Angeles Times: “L.A., Houston, Philadelphia mayors vow more action on climate change”

(Los Angeles Times) Mayors of three of the nation’s largest cities are pledging to take more action against climate change by implementing new projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions and persuading other leaders to do the same. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will announce the new […]

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The Guardian: “Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change”

Heirs to Standard Oil fortune join campaign that will withdraw a total of $50bn from fossil fuels, including from tar sands funds (The Guardian) The heirs to the fabled Rockefeller oil fortune withdrew their funds from fossil fuel investments on Monday, lending a symbolic boost to a $50bn divestment campaign ahead of a United Nations […]

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United Nations: “My World Survey 2015″

The United Nations wants to know: “What issues are most important to you and your family?” The United Nations invites global citizens to participate in the “My World Survey 2014.” From “Better Healthcare” to “An Honest and Responsive Government” to “Action Taken on Climate Change,” survey participants can vote on and identify up to six […]

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Announcing Gandhi-King Youth Conference 2014

Mid-South Peace and Justice Center in partnership with BRIDGES announces the Gandhi-King Youth Conference 2014 WHEN: Friday, Oct. 17th at BRIDGES, 8am – 4pm WHERE: BRIDGES 477 North Fifth Street, Memphis, TN 38105 This annual conference brings together hundreds of young people from across the city for workshops, dialog circles, and training on nonviolent skills for […]

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Clinton Global Initiative Honors Coalition of Immokalee Workers with Global Citizen Award

(Interfaith Action of SW Florida) Sunday was quite the day for the CIW in New York City. One one side of Manhattan, a CIW farmworker delegation joined the “Frontline communities” contingent to help lead the 400,000-person People’s Climate March, one of the largest mobilzations the US has ever seen. In the words of CIW’s Lupe […]

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Electronicintifada: “Veteran Gaza writer releases first translated poems”

(Electronicintifada) Abdul Karim Sabawi, the Gaza-born author of ten novels and collections of poetry, has for the first time issued a volume of his poems translated into English. The collection, Blood for Freedom, which is available to read as an e-book from the author’s website, contains 21 poems written at various stages of Sabawi’s career. […]

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The Guardian: “Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India amid rising tension”

Buddhist spiritual leader to convene unprecedented talks in attempt to boost religious harmony in emerging economic power (The Guardian) The Dalai Lama is to convene an unprecedented meeting of Indian faith leaders this weekend in an effort to encourage religious harmony in the emerging economic power. Aides said the Buddhist spiritual leader was concerned about […]

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Video: Oxford Union Society: Mehdi Hasan Debate on Islam

Editor’s Note: Oxford University: A very powerful explanation and defense of Islam and the 99% who follow it and who seek peace and love for the world… #WeAreOne. God is Love…

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Andrea Ayala: “I remember when I was a sophomore in high school”

A story all too familiar for our young girls around the world Andrea Ayala Guest Contributor I remember when I was a sophomore in high school right around the age of 15 and one teacher had us write a letter to ourselves. The assignment was to write to our future selves about what we wanted […]

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David Chura: “Helping Young Offenders Find Hope in the Every Day”

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David Chura Blogger Editor’s Note: David Chura recently joined Gandhi’s Be Magazine. Teacher, Youth Advocate, and Author of the book “I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup,” David Chura blogs on youth incarceration and youth stuck in the social welfare system. Many people who work with […]

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