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IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME: How We Prioritize People and the Planet

The political center for the last 20 years has not been as innocuous as we might think.  We supporters might have had our minds on what was best for citizens and the environment.  The problem is that centrist leaders (Republican & Democratic moderates) have been championing the interests of their corporate donors at the expense …

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Leader of Trump Rally Hands Microphone to a leader of Black Lives Matter Movement: WHY THIS MOMENT OF CONNECTION MATTERS

You come across a hundred "clips to watch" every week.  You obviously have to skip most.  Don't skip this one.  This is really good.  Don't miss the end to see what happened after he spoke.  WOW.  From "They don't exist" to "Can I get your picture with my son?"  The power of communication. HERE'S THE VIDEO …

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198 Effective Methods of Nonviolent Resistance (marching is only one of them)

Martin Luther King, Jr. said that nonviolence is the most powerful weapon on earth. Gene Sharp agrees.   Sharp (who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize) developed a list of 198 Methods of non-violent resistance and wrote books describing how to deploy them successfully.   As you'll see in the video below, Sharp's proven …

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“GOOD NEWS: Even with corporations & the super rich firmly in control of Congress due to Citizens United, we still have all the power we need to turn things around & prioritize people & the planet. HERE’S HOW. :)

Below are 11 items that will brighten your outlook and arm us to turn this thing around. First, though, a few brief paragraphs by way of introduction: Republican and Democratic political leaders in the U.S. (as well as leaders around the globe) have championed a policy of neoliberalism for more than 20 years. That policy …

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Conservatives & Progressives are now joining together to unrig our system (and corporate-funded centrist political leaders are not happy about it)

Fascinating. Conservatives and progressives are getting together to unrig our system.  Over 600,000 people have already joined this movement (and it's only just begun). Check out the two short video clips below. They're very sharp and get right to the point. They show: a) how the system is rigged and b) one way to fix …

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It took *THE GOOD FORM OF TENSION* (via organized non-violent action) to transform our nation in the 1960’s. It will take that same GOOD FORM OF TENSION to turn things around today.

In this passage from his masterful “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King, Jr. describes **a positive form of tension** that it is necessary to cultivate in order to bring real change: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to …

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Have you ever really listened to the “Story of the Fisher King”? This 2 minute clip may contain the secret of life.

Kindness may be the grail. . . Note:  I hadn't consciously thought of the Story of the Fisher King at all when I was writing some of the fictional pieces that appear on this blog.  But it does seem to loosely fit some of the themes somehow.   I suppose that's true of a lot …

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WE CAN BEAT WHITE SUPREMACISTS & OUR RACIST PRESIDENT & WE CAN DO SO PEACEFULLY. Jamila Raqib knows how.

Feeling like things are descending into unfixable chaos? We should be worried. But don't despair. Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and racist presidents can be overcome by peaceful means. We can win this because we have the most powerful toolbox on earth: There are 198 powerful non-violent ways to beat stubborn racist regimes, corporatism, plutocracy, Trump and …

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THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD REASONS TO HAVE HOPE: Adopting a Proven 2 STEP PROCESS to Beat What Ails America

    Our nation has reached a point where our political, economic, social and environmental challenges seem overwhelming.   Here are just a few examples: 50% of children in the U.S. live below or near the poverty line.   (Columbia University School of Public Health study here ) 20 individuals now have as much wealth …

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