07 Dec 2011

Eastern Oregonians In The Streets Asking “Where’s The Love And Where’dat Money Go?”

‘Say… We the 99% demand of this establishment Where’s the Love? And where’dat money go? Now’s the time to stand up proud. Let me hear you sing it loud. Where’s the Love? And where’dat money go? Well, it’s not just New York City now. We’ve grown from town to town.

06 Dec 2011

Occupy CD2: Eastern Oregonians Ask “Where’s Walden?”

Oregon’s Congressional District 2 is a expanse of about two-thirds of the entire State east and on the desert side of the Cascade Mountains. Eastern Oregonians had quite the day on Monday attempting to track down their US Congressional Representative elect, Greg Walden. (Click the link to go see a

26 Sep 2011

Kenyan Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Wangari Maathai, Passes Away From Cancer

Speech of Wangari Maathai at the Global Forum on Freedom of Expression, 2009 – Part 1 (and Part 2) Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize recipient and first African woman to receive the award (2004), died today while undergoing treatment for cancer (EuroNews.Net, Sept. 26, 2011). Professor Maathai

15 Sep 2011

More Lessons From An American Grassroots Activist

You remember Jody Williams, right? What is human security and how do we achieve it (Dec. 10, 2010, TED)?

10 Sep 2011

Jody Williams on Being an Activist

Jody Williams discusses the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) for which she worked and jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. She also talks about what it means to be an activist. Well you heard the woman. 😉 October 2011.

09 Sep 2011

FEMA funds and Washington State fight Monastery Complex Fire

Since Wednesday afternoon, Goldendale, a city 70 miles southwest of Yakima on State Highway 97, is experiencing a nearby Monastery wildfire close to Brooks Memorial State Park. State mobilization was requested which brought fire service forces from across the state to assist in fighting the fire. Nine homes and thirteen

08 Sep 2011

9 Nobel Laureates Urge Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

Nine recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize including the Dahli Lama and Archibishop Desmond Tutu have written a letter to President Obama. They urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline which will affect “millions of people whose lives and livelihoods will be affected by construction and operation of the pipeline in Alberta, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas” and risks “contaminating the Ogallala Aquifer, the main source of fresh water for the Great Plains.”

26 Aug 2011

West and Smiley’s Poverty Tour Is A Raging Success!

Analepsis: Angela Davis, February 1979, Tallahassee, Florida, US (from State Library and Archives of Florida) In my book it is a raging success when people come together, speak truth to power, community build and raise awareness. This is what Cornell West and Tavis Smiley did on their recent Poverty Tour:

24 Aug 2011

Other Visions, Other Voices: Acting Together Project, October 2011

“Acting Together on the World Stage” is a documentary film that highlights courageous, creative artists and peace builders working in conflict zones with theatrical works and rituals that respectfully reach beyond people’s defenses in order to support communities in non-violently bringing about new patterns of meaning and relationship. This film

14 Jul 2011

5:30 PM ET, July 14, 2011 – Kalachakra Sand Mandala Viewing in Washingon, DC

Please come before 5:30 PM ET today to Verizon Center for the public viewing of the Kalachakra sand mandala (location and more information at http://www.kalachakra2011.com). Robert Thurman speaks afterwards. Hope to see you here!