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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Human Rights Watch: “A New Kind of Curtain is Falling in Russia”

(Human Rights Watch) Though Russia’s role in Ukraine has been widely covered in global media, we must remain focused on the crisis unfolding inside Russia’s borders. The Kremlin has instituted the most repressive series of domestic policies since the fall of the Soviet Union. For the people of Russia, to dare to speak out is […]

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Interfaith Action of SW Florida: “CIW reveals official Fair Food Program label!”

(Interfaith Action of SW Florida) After four years of waiting, today, on Food Day 2014, the CIW is officially revealing the Fair Food Program label. This label, to be worn on tomatoes produced on farms participating in the Fair Food Program, is an image two decades in the making. It was over twenty years ago […]

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Fellowship of Reconciliation: “Fall US Speaking Tour with FOR Peace Presence and Tierra Digna”

FOR Peace Presence is excited to announce our Fall US Speaking Tour in collaboration with our partner organization Tierra Digna: People, Profits and the Planet: Prospects in the face of corporate supremacy (Fellowship of Reconciliation) Human rights defender Johana Rocha and FOR accompanier Kaya Allan Sugerman will be traveling throughout the Northeast and Bay Area October 20th […]

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Haaretz: “U.S., Israel have few options to stop the Palestinian diplomatic momentum”

‘Palestine 194′: The energetic global diplomatic and public relations efforts toward Palestinian state recognition that largely bypasses the U.S. and leaves Israel to protest from the sidelines. (Haaretz) The Palestinian struggle with Israel has reached its diplomatic stage. In the months since this summer’s Gaza war, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of genocide, while […]

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Vidya Sury: Bullying Under Attack

(Vidya Sury) October is Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying claims too many lives, some of which are still living, forever traumatized. Bullying is not confined to schools and children; people of all ages face it in some form or other, sometime or other. Some have the courage to stand up for themselves. Others, not so much. In […]

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Electronicintifada: “Claims of anti-Semitism vanish as facts emerge in incident at NY-Tel Aviv game”

(Electronicintifada) It has been widely reported that Leonard Petlakh was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack at a pre-season basketball game between the New York Nets and Tel Aviv’s Maccabi Electra. The alleged attack has received extensive coverage and condemnation. However, new information has emerged that Petlakh may have been involved in a physical assault […]

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Must-Read Climate Change Series!! Grist: “We can provide power to everyone without a huge leap in emissions, study finds”

(Grist) When we talk about international climate action, it’s often taken for granted that developing countries need room to pollute as they pull their citizens out of poverty. More than a billion people worldwide don’t have access to electricity, the argument goes, and getting them connected will require major development projects that will come hand-in-hand […]

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Grist: “Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct”

(Grist) By now, most people are aware that solar power — particularly distributed solar power, in the form of rooftop panels — poses a threat to power utilities. And utilities are fighting back, attempting to impose additional fees and restrictions on solar customers. These skirmishes generally center on “net metering,” whereby utilities (forced by state […]

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TakePart: “This Street Artist Is Using Spray Paint to Raise Awareness of the Hopes and Dreams of the Homeless”

With his humanizing art project, Skid Robot hopes to spark compassion for residents of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. (TakePart) A warm bed to sleep in, a teddy bear to snuggle with, or a piece of candy corn to munch on because it’s nearly Halloween—those are just some of the everyday wishes of homeless people that […]

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Jewish Voice for Peace: “Stronger than intimidation”

(Jewish Voice for Peace) In recently congratulating Open Hillel on its conference, we made a slight but telling error. Judith Butler, who is not only an internationally renowned scholar but a member of JVP’s advisory board, has actually had just one invitation to speak revoked. While she, like many others who support Palestinian rights, has […]

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Grist: “Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty”

(Grist) Every expert on the global food supply that I’ve talked to has told me that if you want to end hunger, you have to do something about poverty. And yet most news coverage — and certainly nearly all public statements from agribusiness — focuses on technologies to produce more food, rather than on ending […]

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TakePart: “We The Economy: Before You Buy a New Smart Phone You’ll Want to Watch This”

(TakePart) As consumers in a rapidly growing world economy, we have an insatiable appetite for the next greatest electronic gadget, like smartphones and TVs. But can we consume cheap imported products without exploiting someone in the supply chain? CLICK HERE to read the full story.

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