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Monthly archives for November, 2013

“Food Politics At the Family Ta...

“Food Politics At the Family Table”

In other years, Thanksgiving has found me ranting about Black Friday’s commercialization of greed during a holiday of gratitude. I have written historical exposes of the historical Thanksgiving and the genocide of the native tribes. I have explored the inner convolutions of emotions that come along with being an American. This year, I chose to […]

“Meet Me at the Bill of Rights:...

“Meet Me at the Bill of Rights: America’s Common Ground”

Note: Usually this blog post features a companion article to our weekly Occupy Radio interview. This week, however, Radley Balko, senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, hit upon a concept so powerful that, with all due respect, I had to detour from discussing his bestselling book about the militarization of our police […]

Rockers Not Frackers! Quebec’s ...

Rockers Not Frackers! Quebec’s Creative Resistance to Fracking

“Imagine!” Philippe Duhamel urges excitedly, “The natural gas industry is coming and instead of the usual blockade of activists, there could be a row of grannies in rocking chairs knitting!” The whole scene whips through my mind lightning fast: the police come to arrest the protesters. The grannies lock down, not to natural gas drilling […]

Envisioning Revolution with George La...

Envisioning Revolution with George Lakey

“The Quakers read the Bible like Jesus intended, shared it with Tolstoy, who inspired Gandhi, who set the state for Dr. King. We’ve got a tradition and we all gotta learn it, study it, and walk in it all our days.” – The Dandelion Insurrection by Rivera Sun George Lakey was first arrested in the […]

“Being Love in Action” by...

“Being Love in Action” by Brian Heater

(Update: since writing this article, Brian Heater has co-founded the Love-In-Action Network, an exciting new multi-nodal organization that teaches and engages in nonviolent action. I highly recommend reading more about it . . . Love-In-Action Network. Here, Brian offers his reflections on love-in-action – a tantalizing phrase for those of us who stand with one foot in […]

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