“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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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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The Reason a Militarized Police Force is So Dangerous

(Don't miss photos below).  Not good. Not good at all. With a militarized police force, all a leader with racist tendencies needs to do is to wait for (or prompt) an incident that justifies martial law. Then the switch gets flipped and fearful citizens cling to that fascist leader and his easy answers that blame …

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For the wealthiest 300,000 people in the U.S. (top .1%) & the politicians they back, things are going extremely well at the poker table. But what happens when the other 300,000,000 players realize the game is rigged?

For the top .1% of the country (the richest 300,000 people in the U.S.), everything is going EXTREMELY WELL.    They've successfully maneuvered the levers of power by slipping money to those running the poker game.   The result is that the cards are marked and the chips naturally fall their way most of the …

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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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Are these protests from 1999 (Seattle WTO), 2011 (Occupy Wall Street), 2016 (Standing Rock & Black Lives Matter) & 2017 (anti-fascism protests) making more sense now that the IMF has admitted the destructiveness of 20+ years of corporate neoliberalism? (All 5 protests resist the results of that 1 bad policy that promotes fascism & racism & puts corporate wishes above human needs & the earth).

Please see link below.                           The DOZENS OF AMAZING PHOTOS at the top & bottom of this post really tell the story.   How do all these protests fit together?   They all resist the effects of the most destructive policy you've never …

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INEQUALITY IS REAL, IT’S PERSONAL, IT’S EXPENSIVE & IT WAS CREATED.

(Please don't miss another solution in red at bottom).   This video clip is 2 minutes & 30 seconds long and very informative.    Narrated by Robert Reich. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik1y4ZNSjek   After you watch the video, check out this companion website also has some really compelling stats and graphs.    More importantly, it lists issues 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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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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Quotes that Inspire Hope

John O'Donohoe wrote the following in an essay called "Blessing Our World Now" "Sometimes when we look out, the world seems so dark. War, violence, hunger and misery seem to abound. This makes us anxious and helpless. What can I do in my private little corner of life that could have any effect on the …

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