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Celebrating Twenty Years with the Children of Trench Town: Saturday, November 23

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. I love seeing people turning things around to the good and helping others overcome the difficulties caused by colonization and poverty. Happy creative, reading children are the best sign of our better future:-)

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Twenty years is a good, long time. Through trials and tribulations, joy and success, the Trench Town Reading Centre has soldiered on through two interrupted decades. Twenty years of educating the children of Trench Town – and that’s education in the broadest sense of the word. Planting trees, creating art of all kinds, playing drums, spelling bees, listening and learning. During the summer program, the Centre is humming with activity.

Most importantly, the Trench Town Reading Centre has brought the fascination and love of reading to the children. Just watch them when a new book arrives. They cluster round it, turning the pages slowly and carefully, studying the illustrations. A book is a discovery, a small treasure.

20yr cards None But zebra

So now, the Centre celebrates (with the kind sponsorship of the Scotiabank Foundation, who are steady supporters). Drop by on Saturday, November 23 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m. for music…

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Truthout Daily Digest November 13 2013

I would like to highlight this article from the Buzzflash section- Will an Unlikely Coalition of Democrats and Tea Partiers Derail Obama’s TPP Deal?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

Because that is Us! We who are choosing despite occasionally being uncomfortable to associate with, read, share and organize with people we are supposed to hate.

We refuse to be divided and conquered so imho this article is the leading edge of a sea change in organizing for change in America.

We see beyond false divisiveness to the real things we share.

We all-left, right and center-see that the corruption and corporate control of our planet has gone too far. We see that despite different ideas on how to get there we all want the same things-and the 1% want us to not have those things (life, liberty and happiness-a world that works for everyone).

So keep it up folks from all “sides”:-) We the people are winning!

Why Iran Nuclear Talks Failed and Why They Will Get Tougher

Gareth Porter, Truthout: This weekend France scuttled a preliminary agreement with Iran to resolve the decade-long conflict over Iran’s nuclear program – almost certainly at the behest Israel. That, combined with the Obama administration’s lack of commitment to a comprehensive end solution to the issue clouds the prospects of an agreement.

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Pivotal Trans-Pacific Partnership Section Revealed

Staff, PopularResistance.org: The release of the full Intellectual Property chapter today by WikiLeaks confirms what had been suspected: The Obama administration has been an advocate for transnational corporate interests in the negotiations even though they run counter to the needs and desires of the public.

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In Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Youth Climate Justice Leaders Call for Climate Reparations at UN Summit

Candice Bernd, Truthout: After Haiyan devastated the Philippines during the weekend, young climate justice activists are standing in solidarity with Filipinos and Philippine negotiator Yeb Saño, calling for those nations most responsible for the climate crisis to pay for the nation’s recovery.

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“They Were Soldiers” Author Discusses High Cost of War for America’s Veterans

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Ann Jones, author of They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars: The Untold Story, talks with Truthout about the high price American soldiers are paying in the country’s post-9/11 wars.

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The Real Web of America’s Economic Life

The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Right now, there are 10 giant corporations that control, either directly or indirectly, virtually everything we buy. These 10 corporations in turn own, market, or distribute what people think of as the products of hundreds of other companies.

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Armed Drones Becoming the Norm? At the Crossroads of Robotic Warfare

Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Truthout: Armed drones are deployed by the US executive in such secrecy that the degree of human rights violation is indeterminable. Civil society groups argue for making drone strikes conform to current law; others argue that only a complete ban will bring these weapons within international law.

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Coast Guard Moves to Approve Barging of Hazardous Fracking Waste on Major Rivers

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: The Coast Guard is moving forward with a proposal that would allow barges to transport large amounts of hazardous and radioactive wastewater from fracking operations on America’s major rivers.

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Proactive Heckling: Ray Kelly Shouted Down at Brown University

Adam Hudson, Truthout: When “king of stop-and-frisk” New York City police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down at Brown University on October 29, were his free-speech rights violated?

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: GDP Grew by 2.8 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2013, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Our GDP growth rate was 2.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013; it turns out that consumer choice is an illusion; Germany has smashed the world record for solar power; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

As Texas Clinics Shut Down, Organizers Help Women From Rural Areas Seeking Abortions

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Grassroots organizers are working to provide transportation to women in rural areas after a court ruling has forced the closure of more than one-third of all abortion clinics in Texas.

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Real-Life Hunger Is No Game

Michael Winship, Moyers & Company: “So let me get this straight: fast-food submarine sandwiches are being used to market a motion picture about people who will do anything to survive a dystopian society in which there’s nothing to eat?”

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BuzzFlash

Bush Pushes Jews for Jesus as He Competes for Worst Ex-President

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout:Bush’s public relations staff won’t say whether or not Bush is taking his usual six figure speaking fee for a Jews for Jesus keynoter. But if he isn’t, then why is he the main attraction at the Messianic conversion organization?

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American Cities Installing Ominous Surveillance Tech Despite NSA Scandal

Read the Article at RT News

Jim Hightower: Peeking Under the Big Top at This Year’s Three-Ring Election Circus

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Over 3,000 US Prisoners Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes

Read the Article at The Guardian

Will an Unlikely Coalition of Democrats and Tea Partiers Derail Obama’s TPP Deal?

Read the Article at Mother Jones

TV Violence: America’s Dark Night of the Knoll

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Elizabeth Warren Challenges Obama to Break Up “Too Big to Fail” Wall Street Banks

Read the Article at The Guardian

Our Response Plan for Oil Spills Isn’t Working

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Darling, she’s not okay

Thank you for sharing your experience. It touched my heart to read they way both you and the police lady reached out to help. I have been noticing for a while now that more people are awakening to that inner connection and compassion for others. Taking simple actions as you did from compassion instead of fear makes such a huge difference in our world when many choose to do so.

Cauldrons and Cupcakes

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these.” 
~ Dr. Robert H. Goddard 1882-1945

Yesterday I went down to the local shopping mall nice and early. I needed to get bloods done, fill some prescriptions and pick up a few things. I’d planned to go the day before but circumstances intervened so here I was, trying to get my errands done before I started work.

All the stores I needed were already open, although most of the centre was still shut. While I waited for my scripts I treated myself to a breakfast  of coffee and a toasted sandwich in celebration of finishing the last of my current Lyme drugs. I sat at a table outside a cafe, in the middle of the mall…

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The Oracle Report Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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First Quarter Moon Phase: step out, take action, expression
Moon: Aries

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala

Today we have a particular mission to take the sting out of all the Scorpio energy that is in the air.
Before Pluto was discovered, Mars was the “ruler” of Scorpio. So Scorpio carries signatures of both Mars and Pluto, prompting themes of anger, aggression, masculinity, and domination. Mars is still located at the degree known as “a volcanic eruption” today, and the Moon has moved into Aries, Mars’ home sign, enhancing the lava flow. Anger and aggression continue to pool.

There are two things to keep in mind. First, if we don’t handle our anger, it turns inward and morphs into depression. Depression is always about anger. So if you are depressed, figure out what you are angry about and deal with it. Angry feelings need to be moved through the body, so we must take action in order to process anger. This does not necessarily mean confrontation. Writing feelings in a journal is action. A walk in nature is action. The point is to avoid getting stuck.

Second, the higher octave of Scorpio (Mars-Pluto) energy is transformation that leads to new beginnings. Through a process of alchemy, the addition of Pluto to the Scorpionic energy takes it from its base state and turns it into something else – something better, more refined, golden. The transmutation of the aggressive, angry, and impulsive energy into focused, sustained, and creative energy is our goal today. In other words, take the force behind the energy and direct it toward something positive. With time, lava flows can become islands that teem with life.

Next year, when the Sun returns to today’s location, there will be a line of energy that is pure, refined power – raw energy available for building life in alignment with Gaia Sophia. We are inserting that line today and this is what we do every day when we twist the energy in on itself and bust up the old pattens. The old pattern wants us to fall into it today. It isn’t even a trap – it’s a pit! Don’t succumb to low level passive aggression, angry outbursts, or victimhood. Do this energy a different way.

Venus and Pluto continue to move toward exact conjunction on Friday, pulling all of this angry energy in the direction of relationships. Because the conjunction takes place in Capricorn, control issues are added to the already-volatile mix. Make sure you are not projecting your shadow side [core fear] onto others. We throw onto others that which we cannot face in ourselves.

Today, spiritual warriors answer the call to respect, protect, and express the innate goodness of our humanity.

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Abby Martin ~ NY Times Endorses TPP’s Corporate Coup d’état

Thank you for posting this. I hope enough people protest this to bring the whole corrupt, sordid mess to light for the public before it is too late. None of these deala has ever been beneficial to actual people:-/

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Breaking the Set:

Abby Martin talks about the New York Times’ bizarre endorsement of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a multi-nation trade deal that is being negotiated by corporations behind closed doors and kept secret from the public. (Thanks, G!)

Please let your “representatives” in Congress know that you support them demanding details about this treaty before it’s passed in secret. Yes, non-compliance is an option, but what has been leaked of TPP, is pretty outrageous stuff that completely undermines national sovereignty and any local attempts to improve food quality, labels, work conditions or sharing of information. As with all international trade agreements designed by globalists (such as Codex Alimentarius), it’s much easier to prevent passage than it is to turn the tide once these regulations go into effect. TPP actually allows corporations to sue nations or localities whose laws interfere with their profits!

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