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Posts tagged courage

We are Hurtling Toward Death–Step Out...

Muster courage to resist. Outrage is a mere spark; it must ignite the flame of courageous determination or else its light dies swiftly. You will need the stronger fuels of love, hope, and vision to sustain you through the struggle. Build up your muscles for the marathon of change. Drill and train. Focus your mind. […]

Rise And Live!

Stay asleep, by all means. If you wish to die, sleepwalking over the cliff edge of extinction is one way to go. Stay afraid, by all means. If you wish to die, cowering in fear until poverty starves or the police state kills you is one way to go. Stay addicted, by all means. If […]

This land is your land

by Tom H. Hastings Rivera’s Note: This true, personal essay from Tom Hastings caught my heartstrings and reminded me in the midst of everything, how important it is that we show up for our Earth and for each other right now. We are facing tremendous challenges, and our connections to and with one another are […]

Life In Rebellion to the Corporate St...

Life In Rebellion to the Corporate State

At a certain point, you realize you must live in utter rebellion to the totalitarian oligarchic-corporate state that controls our government, legal system, police and military, the media, education, entertainment, arts and culture. You start to make daily acts of resistance to their domination of so many aspects of our world. You don’t watch their […]

Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

On June 27th, 1915, Grace Lee Boogs was born in Providence, Rhode Island, above her father’s restaurant.  Grace later said, “because I was born to Chinese immigrant parents and because I was born female, I learned very quickly that the world needed changing.” Over her 100 years of life, she would, indeed, change the world […]

Trump vs. Sophie Scholl: Lessons in C...

Trump vs. Sophie Scholl: Lessons in Courageous Resistance

(This essay was originally part of a longer essay addressing five stories of nonviolent resistance to the Nazis and the parallels that can be applied to current events in the United States.)  US politics are enough to give everyone nightmares of Donald Trump as Hitler minus the mustache. He’d drop a nuke on ISIS. He wants […]

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