#OccupyGEZI: A Solidarity Movement Emerges in Turkey

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In response to what they felt was government overreach, Turkish citizens came together and stood firm in Istanbul's Gezi Square to protest. Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus captured it. … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Madeline Ostrander: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending

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It’s become fashionable to say that political music is either dead or irrelevant. “Because of the ’60s, part and parcel of being a ‘serious music fan’ is lamenting that music isn’t political enough,” wrote communications scholar Michael Barthel in Salon last year, in an article called … [Read more...]

Center for a New American Dream’s Guide to Going Local

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Many people believe that change only happens at the grassroots, local level. It's a sort of trickle-up notion and it definitely has merit. City councils, local businesses, community action networks, school boards... these elements exist as a reflection and a reaction to the citizens of any given … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Sarah van Gelder – Want Justice for Trayvon? Start by Turning to Your Neighbors

What does it mean to keep our communities safe? That's the question I've been pondering after learning of the not-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman, the 29-year-old Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. The best way to combat racism might be by taking a stand at home in our own … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Madhu Suri Prakash – Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There

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A (non) + Himsa (violence) = Ahimsa Gandhi lived Ahimsa as a daily practice, waging peace to stop war and violence. His lifelong “experiments” with truth proved that truth force is more powerful than brute force. Ahimsa reveals forms of peace that extend far beyond mere absence of war. For … [Read more...]