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...]

Guest Post: Stephen Gerard – Liberty Lands Public Garden Project In Philadelphia

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For outsiders, it may seem like Philadelphia is just a city for spectacular sights, savory smells, and an exciting sports scene. Though the residents of the City of Brotherly Love have a certain fondness for the aforementioned urban characteristics, there is far more to this city than meets the … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Cat Johnson – Transforming Neighborhoods Through Guerrilla Gardening

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Imagine what your community would look like if the vacant lots, patches of half-dead, boring old lawn, and sidewalk beds were thriving, beautiful gardens filled with veggies, flowers, and herbs. Doesn't that sound nice? Want to get involved with making it happen? Welcome to the world of guerrilla … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Alison Rose Levy – Josh Fox’s ‘Gasland’ Sequel Opens, a Tour Through a Land of Abandoned Homes and Broken Promises

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This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org. It originally appeared on Alternet.org. Gasland Part II, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, takes us deep into the heartland of America, a land overtaken by gas extraction via fracking. The iconic and … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Melanie Jae Martin – Newly Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage

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Yesterday, after 21 months in federal custody, climate activist Tim DeChristopher approached the pulpit at his church in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a free man. The First Unitarian congregation rose in uproarious applause, tears streaming down more than a few faces. “It’s good to be home,” … [Read more...]