“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

PS - FOR SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT HOW WE CAN TURN AROUND THIS WORLD, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:     12 GOOD REASONS TO HAVE HOPE.   We're going to turn this world around: https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/11/what-gives-me-hop/  

Washington Post: NUNS FIGHTING PIPELINE LOST THEIR CASE IN COURT BUT THEY AREN’T GIVING UP

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/08/30/the-nuns-fighting-the-pipeline-lost-their-case-in-court-but-they-arent-giving-up/?utm_term=.d1f53882815d   FOR SOME GOOD NEWS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:     12 GOOD REASONS TO HAVE HOPE.   We're going to turn this world around:   https://clearblueskyoutwest.com/2017/09/11/what-gives-me-hop/

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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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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ONE POLICY gave rise to manufactured poverty, Trump, nazis in the streets, good jobs being shipped overseas, unnecessary wars & environmental destruction. We can definitely defeat that policy. But first we have to understand what it IS.

(Please see photos towards the bottom of this post to see how the super wealthy are living compared to the rest of us.   Also don't miss the SPECIAL NOTES FOR US DEMOCRATS below and the startling admission by the CEO of the largest carpet manufacturer in the world near the bottom).       …

Continue reading ONE POLICY gave rise to manufactured poverty, Trump, nazis in the streets, good jobs being shipped overseas, unnecessary wars & environmental destruction. We can definitely defeat that policy. But first we have to understand what it IS.

Half the country is REALLY hurting. And the other half has no idea. We can do way more than just tweak poverty programs. We can actually ELIMINATE THE POLICY THAT CREATES POVERTY IN THE FIRST PLACE!

         Poverty and inequality are:   unnecessary, MANUFACTURED and fixable.  Knowing that makes us look at this eye-opening list in a whole new way: 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 …

Continue reading Half the country is REALLY hurting. And the other half has no idea. We can do way more than just tweak poverty programs. We can actually ELIMINATE THE POLICY THAT CREATES POVERTY IN THE FIRST PLACE!

“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 …

Continue reading 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.

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 …

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