Activism

Hong Kong Protesters Need Our Support!

Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong face arrest, tear gas and police violence for daring to demand free and fair elections in 2017. When Britain gave  Hong Kong back to China in 1997, the government agreed to give certain freedoms to the former colony, including free speech and the right to protest (neither of which are […]

City of Seattle May Change “Columbus Day” To “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

City of Seattle May Change “Columbus Day” To “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

Measures are currently underway in Seattle, Washington which would abolish the holiday known as “Columbus Day” and replace it with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”. In the not-so-distant past, such a thing would be unthinkable, as the propagandized version of the founding of America was widely accepted until just a few years ago. In recent years, more […]

Ferguson Poet Uses Words Of Kindness To Change Police Attitudes

What´s the best way to deal with institutional racism and the continual police harassment of black Americans? According to 22-year old spoken word poet Marcellus Buckley, it´s  simple words of kindness.  Since first attending protests on August 14th, Marcellus has become known as Ferguson’s poet, distributing his poetry about social justice and inequality far and wide. […]

The Rise Of The Butterfly – Great Uplift Video If You´re Feeling Disillusioned With The World

The other day while being bombarded by the day´s headlines: war and famine, intolerance and, injustice, ecocide and genocide- I felt that familiar wave of despair, helplessness and frustration wash over me.  It´s something we all experience when we expose ourselves to too much mainstream media, but this short animation mixed with some wise words […]

“Guerrilla Architect” Makes Space for Community Projects by Homesteading Government Property

“Guerrilla Architect” Makes Space for Community Projects by Homesteading Government Property

For over a decade, Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda has been renovating and improving abandoned, unowned properties and turning them into beautiful works of art that can be used for a variety of community projects.  Some projects end up as concert halls, or art studios, while others are turned into schools and homes.  Santiago’s story was […]

Palestinians Tweet Advice In Support of #Ferguson Residents Under Police Lock-Down

Palestinians Tweet Advice In Support of #Ferguson Residents Under Police Lock-Down

This week, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have been under a total police lock-down, similar to the one seen in Boston last year after the bombing that took place at the city’s annual Marathon.  The police presence began earlier this week when protests started in response to a police officer killing an unarmed teenager.  As soon […]

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