“Remaining creative in the face of the machine is vital. You can’t beat a bully at his own games. And I’m not talking about one particular bully here: it’s energy. You have to out-create the destruction – – It’s the only way.” – TORI AMOS

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BOOKS I RECOMMEND

"THE LAST BARRIER" - Reshad Feild   "THE JOY OF LIVING" - Mingyur Rinpoche   "A LAMP IN THE DARKNESS" - Jack Kornfield   "AFTER THE ECSTASY, THE LAUNDRY" - Jack Kornfield   "THE FIRE NEXT TIME" - James Baldwin   "THE PRICE OF THE TICKET" - James Baldwin   "ANOTHER COUNTRY" - James Baldwin …

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Some Powerful Photos (taken by others)

1st - Click on title above to see photos.   2nd - click on any photo to enlarge.  This will allow you to view one at a time on a black background and easily scroll through.         WE CAN DEFINITELY TURN THIS THING AROUND.  We actually have far more power than we …

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Lancaster Takes a Stand Against the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Hey #resistance !  It's happening.  A judge gave the go ahead for construction and the bulldozers are warming up to destroy a chapel on land owned by nuns.  A giant oil company is about to attempt to plow through Lancaster County to continue building the controversial Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. The pipeline won't help Pennsylvanians.  It …

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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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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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The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle’s 1999 Protesters Were Right (The Atlantic)

ARTICLE FROM THE ATLANTIC The WTO demonstrators were the "Occupy" movement of the late-20th century—mocked, maligned, and mostly right. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/282831/   ALSO - - CHECK THIS OUT.   SOME GOOD NEWS AT THIS LINK! 12 REASONS TO HAVE HOPE:   We're going to turn this world around. https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/11/what-gives-me-hop/     Click on this link to …

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ICELANDERS DEMONSTRATE THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION

You know, in Iceland, when their elected representatives ignored their calls and letters and pursued an agenda favoring corporations and the wealthy, citizens surrounded their parliament and here's what happened: "Protesters were calling for the resignation of government officials and for new elections to be held. The protests stopped for the most part with the …

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