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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Beacon Broadside: “After the People’s Climate March: A Q&A with Beacon’s Alexis Rizzuto and Tom Hallock”

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Gandhi’s Be Magazine Blogger David Chura for sharing this insightful interview with us! CLICK HERE to follow David’s work on another important issue: youth incarceration. (Beacon Broadside) Climate change is happening, and faster than scientists expected. Polar ice caps are melting faster, island nations are going underwater, the ocean is […]

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Electronicintifada: “Watch: Gaza artists respond to Israel’s war”

(Electronicintifada) Israel’s bombing in Gaza this summer killed 2,131 Palestinians and destroyed or severely damaged 18,000 housing units, according to the United Nations monitoring group OCHA. Artists’ responses to war can give direct, personal testimony to historic events. Mohammed Al Hawajri, Raed Issa and Dina Matar, members of a group for contemporary art in the […]

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Petition of the Week: CREDO Action: “Tell President Obama’s Administration: Stop selling our neighborhoods to Wall Street”

(CREDO Action) Wall Street is snatching up as many foreclosed homes as it can, turning a huge profit off of the housing mess it created. And our government is helping them do it. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is supposed to take its mission — strengthening communities — into account whenever it […]

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TakePart: “Is Monsanto Admitting Guilt in ‘Zombie Wheat’ Settlement?”

Details on the reported settlement between the biotech giant and Oregon farmers are sketchy. (TakePart) News emerged this week [September 12, 2014] about a possible settlement between Monsanto and the farmers whose wheat was allegedly contaminated by unauthorized genetically modified seeds produced by the biotech firm. Lawyers for a contingent of soft white wheat farmers […]

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Electronicintifada: “ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes, legal group says”

(Electronicintifada) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), along with several other prominent legal groups, is urging the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to “initiate her own investigation” into “crimes committed and ongoing during and immediately before Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.” In a letter written in August, during the last week of Israel’s […]

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Mashable: “Hong Kong Protests: What You Need to Know About the Umbrella Revolution”

(Mashable) Tens of thousands of protesters blockaded the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend to fight for democracy, shielding themselves from tear gas and pepper spray with surgical masks, goggles and umbrellas. The protest began peacefully on Wednesday but turned violent on Friday after police used batons and pepper spray to try to disperse […]

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Beyond Solidarity: Announcing the 2014 National SJP Conference at Tufts University

The National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference will take place on October 24-26th at Tufts University in Massachusetts. This year’s conference is themed Beyond Solidarity: Resisting Racism and Colonialism from the U.S. to Palestine. At last year’s conference at Stanford University, From Margin to Center: Connecting Struggles, Forging a National Movement, we concluded with […]

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ANSWER Coalition: ” Protests at the White House and around the country demand an end to bombing in Syria”

(ANSWER Coalition) Below is the statement issued by the ANSWER Coalition just hours after the U.S. bombing of Syria began on Sept. 22. We in the ANSWER Coalition oppose this war, and are organizing and supporting demonstrations across the country to oppose the bombing of Syria. This war, like the earlier ones, is being sold […]

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Electronicintifada: “Bay Area activists again prevent unloading of Israeli ship”

(Electronicintifada) Labor and Palestine solidarity activists in the San Francisco Bay Area came together again in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning to greet a cargo ship from the Israeli line Zim at the Port of Oakland. With roughly 75 people dispersed across the five entrances to the berth, activists hoped to prevent longshore workers […]

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TakePart: “Why Little Free Libraries Are the Water Coolers of the Digital Age”

The popular, homemade ‘give a book, take a book’ boxes bring neighbors together. (TakePart) There’s one in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood cut in the shape of a local stray cat, complete with jet-black fur, snow-white whiskers, and canary-yellow eyes. Another, in Houston, is an 8-foot-tall magenta robot that could pass as a close cousin […]

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Electronicintifada: “Linking Gaza and Auschwitz, British poet builds ‘defense against the dark’ “

(Electronicintifada) As awareness of Palestine grows, and Palestinian themes and narratives become more popular in mainstream art and media, it seems inevitable that questions of how non-Palestinian writers can and should engage with the subject will arise. This small volume of poetry by Ruth Padel — a well-established British poet whose eclectic works have covered […]

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TakePart: “This Kenyan Teenager Made a Simple Device to Stop Elephant Poaching”

(TakePart) When Mercy Sigey was three years old her parents would take her to safari reserves in her native Kenya. Sigey, now 19, told the crowd at the United Nations Social Good Summit on Monday about her plan to fight poaching in Kenya’s animal reserves and around the world. In May, a poacher’s poison arrow […]

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