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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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Almost No Coverage in Traditional Media: 50,000 March on Washington! Free Gaza Protestors Take to the Streets, the New Media will be the answer

CLICK HERE to view Gandhi’s Be Magazine’s “March on Washington” photo album on our Facebook page (and make sure to tag yourselves, let’s keep the movement going!). Thousands have been taking to streets around the world in solidarity with Gaza, from London to Los Angeles, and now, in the largest mass demonstration to date, an […]

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Missy Crutchfield speaks at International Sit-in event in Istanbul

(Istanbul) Gandhi’s Be Magazine Editor-in-Chief Missy Crutchfield makes remarks at the International Sit-in Event on July 5, 2014  in Istanbul, Turkey. The Sit-in was held as a Memorial Anniversary for the events that occurred in Rabia Aladwya Square in Istanbul. The Union of NGOs of the Islamic world in cooperation with the Egyptian Solidarity Association (Rabia) […]

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Electronicintifada: “See for yourself: Aerial and panoramic views show devastation in Gaza”

(Electronicintifada) The video above, published by the Gaza-based video production company MediaTown, shows an aerial view of the devastated Shujaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. On 20 July, the area was subjected to indiscriminate artillery bombardment by Israel that was so intense that it shocked even US military officers. A total of 2,168 people were killed, […]

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TakePart: “75 Percent of White People Don’t Have Any Nonwhite Friends”

A survey on values by the Public Religion Research Institute found that American’s social networks are seriously segregated. (TakePart) A collective gasp of surprise went up this week after the Public Religion Research Institute released new survey data that found that 75 percent of white Americans have “entirely white social networks.” Yet our popular culture, the […]

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Daily Mail: “Gun girls of America: Innocent faces. Pink rifles. After that horrific shooting by a 9-year-old, children in grip of a nation’s troubling obsession”

A US gun company sells 60,000 rifles a year for children between 4 and 10 The Crickett firearm is sold in a ‘My First Rifle’ range of guns Belgian photographer An-Sofie Kesteleyn met some gun owners aged from 6 The girls said they were scared of the devil, burglars, zombies and sharks (Daily Mail) To […]

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The Wire: The Ice Bucket Challenge’s Wikipedia Page Has Been Hijacked

(The Wire) The Ice Bucket Challenge has succeeded in raising millions of dollars for ALS research. It has also spread the word to millions, as many who do not donate still post the video and nominate their friends. However, not everyone is all too thrilled with the challenge. It has faced criticism for wasting water […]

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Electronicintifada: ” ‘Open Bethlehem’ film documents fight against wall, settlements”

(Electronicintifada) The trailer has been released for Open Bethlehem, a new film by Palestinian documentary-maker Leila Sansour which calls for an international response to the plight of her hometown. Sansour, the daughter of one of the founders of Bethlehem University, left the city in her teens, finding it too “small and provincial” for her youthful […]

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Video: “TakePart: Watch the Heart-Stopping Rescue of Two Sea Turtles From a Meat Hunter”

The slow-moving reptiles were left onshore to suffocate to death… BIG SHOUT OUT! from Gandhi’s Be Magazine to the tourists who took it upon themselves to rescue the sea turtles… (TakePart) The sight of two suffocating turtles, on their backs with fins tied up, horrified tourists on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. Thanks to their quick […]

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Daily Mail: “People of war-torn Gaza take the RUBBLE bucket challenge (well where do you find ice cubes on a bomb site?)”

(Daily Mail) Launched as a frivolous way to raise awareness and funds for The ALS Association, everyone from Bill Gates to David Beckham has completed the Ice Bucket Challenge – and nominated famous friends to take a drenching too. Now residents of Gaza have launched their own version of the internet craze in order to […]

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Washington Post: “How much water has been used in the Ice Bucket Challenge?”

(Washington Post) The Ice Bucket Challenge – the charitable cause to raise money for ALS – is the current rage chilling American spines. The challenge offers participants two choices: 1) Donate $100 to help fight Lou Gehrig’s disease or 2) Dump a bucket of cold ice water over their heads. Many participants do both. According to […]

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Grist: “Done shivering? Now try the rice bucket challenge”

(Grist) If you, like the reader who recently wrote to Umbra, are concerned that the massively popular and totally unending ALS Ice Bucket Challenge poses a threat to our precious fresh water sources, never fear! You can always join India and use rice. Last week, a journalist from Hyderabad decided that the viral publicity stunt […]

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Grist: “Louisiana is drowning, quickly”

(Grist) In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy. And it’s going to get […]

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ANSWER Coalition: “This weekend: National marches for Ferguson and Gaza”

National march in Ferguson! Saturday, Aug. 30 in Ferguson, Mo. 10:00 a.m. Canfield Dr. and W. Florissant Ave (Ground Zero) March to police headquarters The following call to action was issued by the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Council, made up of community leaders on the ground in Ferguson. Protest against police killings, brutality, profiling […]

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TakePart: “Gentrification Destroys Communities: True or False?”

(TakePart) “Can we come in?” Although Elsa’s had been a mainstay of Los Angeles’ Highland Park neighborhood for more than 40 years, when it reopened last summer under new ownership, at the same York Boulevard location, some Latino customers from the area would knock on the door before stepping inside. “Of course you can come […]

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