Missy Crutchfield: “Egypt’s #R4BIA Is the Sign for Human Rights, Democracy, Freedom & Social Justice For All”

Just as the “Two Fingers” were held up as a sign of peace in the Sixties, Egypt’s “Four Fingers” #R4BIA sign has now become today’s sign for freedom and democracy worldwide. Fellow American Citizens: If you are trying to understand some of what has been happening in Egypt, this is a good start. This is […]

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Exclusive! The Origin of the “Be the Change” Movement

Missy Crutchfield Editor-in-Chief Gandhi’s Be Magazine Melissa Turner Executive Editor Gandhi’s Be Magazine Editor’s Note: As we celebrate the Season of Light and the Season of the Greatest Gift, we reflect on Mahatma Gandhi’s famous words and his philosophy of nonviolence which was inspired by Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount” and shares a message of […]

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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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CNN: “The Poor Kids of Silicon Valley”

(CNN) California’s Silicon Valley is one of the wealthiest places in the country. Apple grew out of a garage here. So did Google. But these days, garages are being used for a much different purpose. I visited Silicon Valley recently to see what it’s like to be a poor kid in an area known for […]

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The Guardian: “Four More Victims Come Forward: ‘I sat in that place for three days, man': Chicagoans detail abusive confinement inside police ‘black site'”

(The Guardian) A Chicago man says he was confined for three days – shackled, interrogated and fed only twice, his whereabouts unknown – inside the police “black site” at the epicentre of public outcry over allegations of abuse said to focus on minority citizens. Four black Chicagoans have now come forward to the Guardian detailing […]

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Gush Shalom: “An Expensive Speech”

(Gush Shalom) WINSTON CHURCHILL famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Anyone involved with political life knows that that is British understatement. Churchill also said that the best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with an average voter. […]

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ANSWER Coalition: “Protest Israeli War Crimes and Netanyahu’s Speech to a Joint Session of Congress Tuesday, March 3 at the U.S. Capitol Building”

(ANSWER Coalition) WHEN: Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. EST WHERE: Upper Senate Park — north side of U.S. Capitol Building The ANSWER Coalition is joining with a coalition of organizations to protest outside as Israeli Prime Minister and notorious war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3. Netanyahu […]

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Common Dreams: “Chicago Police Secretly Detain, Abuse Americans at Domestic ‘Black Site'”

(Common Dreams) Chicago police have operated a secret prison-like compound where they detain, interrogate, and torture U.S. citizens in what lawyers call a domestic equivalent to a CIA “black site,” an exclusive investigation by the Guardian revealed on Tuesday. A “nondescript warehouse” on Chicago’s west side, known as Homan Square, is in fact a secret facility […]

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Join Gandhi’s Be Magazine & Gandhi Global Center for Peace in the Twitter Storm to Shut Down Chicago Secret Police Facility at Homan Square #Gitmo2Chicago Tonite at 8pm EST/5pm PST

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Editor’s Note: Gandhi’s Be Magazine & Gandhi Global Center for Peace will be participating in the Twitter Storm to raise awareness of and shut down the secret police facility in Chicago, Homan Square, exposed during a recent report by The Guardian. #Gitmo2Chicago Join the Social Media Storm tonight! WHEN: TONIGHT! Friday, February 27 at 8pm […]

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The Free Thought Project: “Activists Groups Unite Against Secret Police Facility, Call for Boots on the Ground #Gitmo2Chicago”

(The Free Thought Project) -Chicago, IL- The recent revelation about Chicago police detaining American citizens at “black sites,” along the lines of Guantanamo Bay, is sparking fury among a wide range of people, from conservatives who hold dear the constitution, to anarchists, and everyone in between. The Constitution violating Homan Square is located in a […]

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Petition: “End the Israeli Occupation: No Hipster Apartheid! Petition to Keep @SXSW Creative, Not Criminal”

(End the Occupation) South by Southwest (SXSW) — an international festival for artists, filmmakers, and techies — is planning to host a series of Israeli government-sponsored events as part of the “Brand Israel” propaganda campaign. Join artists and member groups in appealing to festival organizers below to refuse to be a platform for whitewashing Israel’s […]

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The Anti-Media: “Activist to Attempt Shut Down of Secret Detention Center Operated by Chicago Police”

(The Anti-Media) Various activist groups and concerned citizens are coming together to oppose the Chicago Police’s secret torture detention center also known as Homan Square. A bombshell report from The Guardian detailed Homan Square’s practices on Tuesday. We concluded from the report that, Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s […]

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Democracy Now: “A Black Site in Chicago? Police Accused of Running Secret Compound for Detentions & Interrogations”

(Democracy Now) An explosive new report in The Guardian claims the Chicago police are operating a secret compound for detentions and interrogations, often with abusive methods. According to The Guardian, detainees as young as 15 years old have been taken to a nondescript warehouse known as Homan Square. Some are calling it the domestic equivalent of […]

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The Guardian: “The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site'”

(The Guardian) The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of […]

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Salon: “‘A corrupt, repressive police state': The west’s deplorable love affair with Egypt’s despot”

This man is an authoritarian presiding over prison camps and state violence. So why is he the toast of Davos? (Salon) Debates in Washington and London about the desirability and compatibility of democracy in the Arab world were shushed in the spring of 2011 by the Egyptian people themselves. The courage and determination of their […]

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News Brief: “8-Year-Old Egyptian Court Marshaled, Accused of Bombing Power Transform”

Just in from an anonymous source: Mohamed Magdy Talab, an 8-year-old boy in the 3rd grade of elementary school is transferred to Court Marshal and accused of bombing a power transformer and attacking police in the city of Fayoum, Egypt. It is necessary to also mention that his father has been in military prison as […]

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Amnesty International: “Raif Is Counting On You: Tell U.S. Officials – Human Rights in Saudi Arabia are Non-negotiable”

(Amnesty International) Saudi authorities have delayed lashing blogger Raif Badawi for the past five weeks. But he’s still in serious danger. Any day, Raif could face another 50 lashes as part of a brutal sentence of 10 years and 1,000 lashes he received for publishing a website that encourages social and political debate. Amnesty is waging […]

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Electronicintifada: “Northwestern University students pass Israel divestment resolution”

(Electronicintifada) Northwestern University’s student government passed a divestment resolution early Thursday morning after more than five hours of hearing and debate. The resolution calls on the university to pull its investments from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation. Twenty-four student senators voted in favor of the resolution, twenty-two voted against and three abstained. Campus paper The […]

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NYTimes: “The Nationalist Solution”

(NYTimes) The struggle against Islamic extremism has been crippled by a failure of historical awareness and cultural understanding. From the very beginning, we have treated the problem of terrorism through the prism of our own assumptions and our own values. We have solipsistically assumed that people turn to extremism because they can’t get what we want, […]

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