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198 Effective Methods of Non-Violent 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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A WHOLE NEW VIEW: How to Keep the Great Idea Alive

“Of course you can fix the fragment of a piece.  But then it will deteriorate because what it is connected to has been ignored.” (From the film Mindwalk). We can no longer afford to look at the world in terms of isolated pieces. That is a deluded view of reality. Because the truth is that …

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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 as the poorest 150 million Americans –half …

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MY MIXTAPE: A wide variety of inspiring tunes.

Fiona Apple  -  "Extraordinary Machine"  -  FF to 1:30  -  powerful The Pretenders  -  "Message of Love"  -  great lyrics TV on the Radio  -  "Careful You" TV on the Radio  -  "Trouble" The Lumineers  -  "Ho Hey" Rage Against the Machine  -  "Bulls on Parade" - will get you off the sofa Lo Fidelity …

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The End of Work

A fascinating read. . . “I do think there is a fear of freedom – a fear among the powerful that people might find something better to do than create profits for capitalism.” “The end of work as we know it will seem unthinkable – until it has happened.” https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jan/19/post-work-the-radical-idea-of-a-world-without-jobs?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

CHEATING OUR CHILDREN & OURSELVES

As the great James Baldwin once said, "Nothing can be changed until it is faced." When is our community going to stop hiding history from our children? York leaders unfortunately have a long record of attempting to avoid honest discussion of the issue of race and discrimination and we see where that has gotten us. …

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Who is the teacher? And who is the student?

A friend of mine just reminded me of a wise shift of perspective that is pretty helpful when dealing with politics, work and many other challenging arenas. Each of us encounters much adversity each week. We see those challenges as an annoyance, but the truth is they may be just what we need. As the …

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