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A Revolution of Democracy

A Revolution of Democracy

An Essay of the Man from the North by Rivera Sun What do we do when we finally understand that the elections really are stolen? Or rigged? Or thrust out of our reach by the manipulations of rich and powerful people? Corrupted by corporations? How long does it take before we call the bluff? Another […]

Corn Syrup Nation – An Essay of...

Reject the glossy and sensational for the gritty and educational. Wean your mind from corn syrup and eat your vegetables. We have become a diabetic, cancerous, obese, depressed, anxiety attack ridden culture from the consumption of glitter-sugary corn syrup politics, sound-bite news, vacuous entertainment, and catch-phrase economics. We are commercialized right down to our souls […]

The Earth Is Singing Her Revolution &...

“The Revolutionary Table” Chapter Fourteen of Steam Drills by Rivera Sun Patrick, Louisa, Hank, Wanda, and Ford all crowded around the kitchen table in Henrietta’s two-room cabin. Old Moses Nelson’s mother gave birth to him on that table. Strong and sturdy, rugged as the ancient oak that formed its boards; the table’s grains held a […]

Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolut...

This week in nonviolent history commemorates Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution in 1989. Campaigners sought to end the Soviet occupation of the country, as well as shifting from communist rule. They wanted to remove the laws of state-mandated censorship and demanded free elections. Just eighteen months before the November nonviolent revolution, Czechoslovakians organized their first public mass […]

Revolution’s Matchstick Catches...

Dear Friends, As you know, I am the author of a delightful little piece of fiction, The Dandelion Insurrection, which is winning friends across the nation. It is an eerily prophetic story, one which posited a mass surveillance system in a United States “just around the corner of today” months before our friend Snowden told […]

“True Radicals” – b...

(Rivera’s Note: Friends, this article is from the incomparable Tangerine Bolen, whom I am honored to call a friend. A deep thinker, a torch bearer, an incredible woman, Tangerine is a soul worth savoring, in word and in person. Consider yourself fortunate for a chance at either. She is struggling with a severe illness – and a […]

Radical Kindness: inspiration from a ...

Occupy Radio co-hosts Rivera Sun and David Geitgey Sierralupe interviewed Pancho Ramos Stierle on radical kindness, Little Revolutionary Gardens (Jardincitos Revolucionarios), and fearless love in East Oakland. Listen to the podcast here: http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2014-01-29T23_42_56-08_00 “If you want to be a rebel, be kind.” – Pancho Ramos Stierle Facing the severity of corporate-political domination and the wanton […]

The Changing Times – Occupy Rad...

Occupy Radio co-host Rivera Sun reflects on interviewing fugitive philosopher Katherine Ann Power In the late 1960’s, Katherine Ann Power engaged in an armed robbery to finance a revolutionary movement to overthrow the US Government. While leaving the bank, one of the men in her group shot and killed a police officer, Walter Schroeder. Katherine […]

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 […]

A Soft-Spoken Opponent of Oppression

A Soft-Spoken Opponent of Oppression

by Rivera Sun Soft-spoken and humble is the new heroic. This realization hits me as I interview Jamila Raqib, the Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution. I find myself in awe of her living wisdom as my Occupy Radio co-host and I question her about the strategies of nonviolent struggle, the seminal writings of […]

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