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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Rainforest Action Network: “Out of Fashion: Big Fashion Put on Notice for its Role in Forest Destruction, Rights Abuses; Activists to Place ‘Warning Labels’ on Offending Brands

Rayon and other fabrics commonly used by the ‘Fashion Fifteen’ brands are made from dissolving pulp tied to deforestation, says Rainforest Action Network (Rainforest Action Network) San Francisco, CA – Major fashion brands are grinding up forests to make the clothes American’s wear everyday? It sounds crazy, but it’s true. While very few people have […]

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PETA: “Help Stop Cruel Experiments on Animals—Your Gift Will Be DOUBLED!”

(PETA) Right now, animals are being cut open, poisoned, burned, and killed in laboratories across the United States and around the world. But we have a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our campaign to stop cruel experiments on cats, dogs, primates, rabbits, pigs, and other animals: If you donate to PETA’s Global “Stop Animal Tests” Challenge […]

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TakePart: “10 Startling Graphics That Tell the Story of Global Poverty”

(TakePart) Sometimes numbers tell the story, and sometimes the best way to understand numbers is through pictures. Here, data visualizations on global literacy, mortality, birth rates, and more help put some of the biggest issues surrounding poverty into perspective. The good news tells how far we’ve come: Extreme poverty is declining, and life expectancy and incomes […]

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TakePart: “Watch These Anti-Advertising Graffiti Artists Transform a NYC Subway Car”

(TakePart) Those of us who ride public transportation are used to being bombarded with advertisements—everything from ads reminding us to shop at big-box retailers to heavily Photoshopped fashion spreads. But a pair of New York City natives are out to remind everyone of a time when Gotham’s subway trains reflected the city’s vibrant artistic culture […]

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Earthjustice: “Turning the Tide of History: Maui Streams Flow Again After 150 Years”

(Earthjustice) Today, flow will return to two streams on Maui that have been diverted for more than 150 years. This restoration of Wailuku River (also known as ʻĪao Stream) and Waikapū Stream is a result of an ongoing Earthjustice campaign on behalf of Maui community groups Hui o Nā Wai ʻEhā and Maui Tomorrow Foundation […]

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Electronicintifada: “Olive trees burned as anti-Palestinian incitement grips Galilee”

(Electronicintifada) Osama Tannous has long campaigned for the municipal independence of Tarshiha, his hometown in the Galilee region of present-day Israel. For decades, Tarshiha has been administratively connected to the neighboring Jewish-Israeli community of Maalot and the two share a municipality. On all government records, paperwork and tax documents, the two have, since 1963, been […]

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Must-Read Climate Change Series!! Grist: “Pentagon says we could soon be fighting climate wars”

(Grist) In one of its strongest statements yet on the need to prepare for climate change, the Defense Department today released a report that says global warming “poses immediate risks to U.S. national security” and will exacerbate national security-related threats ranging “from infectious disease to terrorism.” The report, embedded below, builds on climate readiness planning […]

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Politicus USA: “St. Louis Area Police Officers Harassing Ferguson Protesters At Places Of Employment”

Editor’s Note: Early on we shared coverage from Electronicintifada on the Israel-trained police force that was occupying Ferguson, Missouri amidst protests following the shooting of Michael Brown. This recent story of a police officer calling an activist’s place of work smacks of Israeli tactics to intimidate protestors and dissenters of occupation. Activist Leigh Maibes used […]

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International Coalition of Egyptians Abroad: “In Condemnation of the Renewed Repression against College Students in Egypt At the Start of the academic Year 2014-2015″

  (International Coalition of Egyptians Abroad) The determination and aspiration of the Egyptian people in pursuit of freedom and dignity were ignited by the January revolution and will not be altered by the repression and torture practiced by the military authority in power. The revolution is primarily the movement of a generation that is determined […]

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Daily Mail: “Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson blames prejudice in St Louis for Michael Brown shooting in emotional speech to hundreds of mothers gathered in silent tribute to the teenager”

Dr Arun Gandhi blamed prejudice in St Louis for violence and homicides Addressed hundreds of mothers at march against racism and shootings 110 people have been shot dead in the Missouri city this year, up 30% He spoke after it emerged Darren Wilson claimed he shot Michael Brown in self-defense – a move that legal […]

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MSNBC: “Ferguson protesters brace for possible no indictment in Michael Brown case”

(MSNBC) Organizers behind the months of emotionally raw protests in Ferguson are bracing for the possibility that the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August may not be indicted or charged with civil rights violations in fatally shooting the unarmed teen. Leaders of the movement expressed shock and disappointment Saturday in response […]

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Electronicintifada: “Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott”

(Electronicintifada) The American Center for Law and Justice, a Christian, right-wing legal organization, has written to a Los Angeles hotel warning it against hosting the American Studies Association’s annual meeting next month. The letter, addressed to the general manager of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, argues that by passing a resolution in support of […]

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