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Let’s Focus On Working For Positive Change

I Love this post! I will continue to share your updates on this theme. Not just in America but worldwide, we who love peace, community and kindness vastly outnumber the greedy, fear and hate driven people. A better world us not just possible-it in the process of being born/created right now. 🙂

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,

I have read your comments. Our hearts are revealed. We are sick of hatred, wrongful judgment of people, victimization of the innocent, unequal justice, racism, stereotyping.

love-no-violence-no-racism-peace-stop-bullying-Favim.com-615112There is a fear across America that our children will grow up not being able to go out in the sunshine for fear of someone with a gun.

We have to worry when we go shopping that someone will shoot us for stepping on their foot and defend themselves by saying they were in fear.

We have to worry about people who don’t like texting, loud music, or seeing a person with Alzheimer’s in their front yard and because they have a gun, act on their dislike.

Terrorism on America’s soil is here – we now share in the trauma with those countries where suicide bombers walk the streets.

There are times we feel hopeless…

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Truthout Daily Digest Sunday, 8 June 2014

The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left: An Interview With Henry A. Giroux

C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout: “The commanding institutions of society in many countries, including the United States, are now in the hands of powerful corporate interests, the financial elite and right-wing bigots whose strangulating control over politics renders democracy corrupt and dysfunctional,” says Henry A. Giroux.

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Econocide Over-the-Rhine

Thomas A. Dutton, Truthout: When erasure and elimination of the urban poor form the objective of overall urban policy, econocide is not some aberration or unfortunate byproduct of gentrification, but the game plan, the directive, the intention. And this is why gentrification is institutionalized violence.

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What’s Gender Got to Do With Policing and Prison?

Victoria Law, Waging Nonviolence: The often-overlooked fact of the swelling population of incarcerated women masks the organizing among women and their outside allies against the often invisible and gendered impacts of the prison-industrial complex.

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Breaking Climate Silence: One Step at a Time

Rivera Sun, Truthout: The Great March for Climate Action is trekking from LA to DC. In one Northern New Mexico town, the marchers catalyzed change in both small and significant ways.

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Truthout Interviews Joshua Cutler on Lyme Disease and the IDSA

Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Lyme disease sufferer and activist Joshua Cutler talks about the personal and institutional challenges facing chronic Lyme disease sufferers dues to the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s failure to update its protocols based on current science.

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Another Reason to Rein in Big Banks: Student Loan Shenanigans

Emily DiVito, Campaign for America’s Future: Loan providers and servicers must be held accountable when they trick, cheat, lie or withhold information, or else their deceitful tactics will continue, and students will pay the price.

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Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage – Will Your Town Be Next?

Staff, Yes! Magazine: The Seattle City Council approved a new ordinance that will raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour – the highest in the United States. Activists built support for the ordinance by demonstrating that it would reduce poverty in the city.

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What We Owe Nigeria’s Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Yifat Susskind, openDemocracy: People worldwide are calling for action to bring back the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. But concern for the girls demands that we think carefully about the harmful consequences of proposed solutions – especially those calling for US military intervention.

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Obama Really Can Close Gitmo

Medea Benjamin and Alli McCracken, CODEPINK: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release proves Obama can do more to fulfill his pledge of closing down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

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Indian Legislators Wake Up to Climate Change

Sujoy Dhar, Inter Press Service: The Indian public is waking up to the realities of climate change, thus pushing the government to seek a balance between development and environmental protection.

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This week in Speakout:

Samantha Sarra reports back from the “Five Days for the Cuban Five” conference in Washington DC; Mikey Weinstein decries threats to the religious freedom of Air Force service members; Ira Chemus discusses Americans’ general historical illiteracy about their own country; Dr. Joseph Gerson offers the text of his speech at the Peace Event in Sarajevo; Robert M. Nelson suggests an alternative to the drab books written by the powerful would be those from or about actors of social change; Frank Seo, an undocumented immigrant from South Korea, critiques the White House’s failure to change draconian deportation policy; John Pedler argues the Ukrainian president’s visit to Moscow could bring a peaceful resolution to the crisis between Ukraine and Russia; Lawrence Davidson analyzes persistent discrimination in the housing market; Lawrence Wittner offers an alternative to war in our future; and more.

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The Buzzflash commentary for Truthout will return soon.

Judge: NSA Can Keep Deleting Data It Was Ordered to Retain

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Wisconsin Federal Court Holds State Ban on Same-Sex Marriages Unconstitutional

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US Admits to Sending “Lethal Aid” to Syrian Rebels

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Cable Companies Are Astroturfing Fake Consumer Support to End Net Neutrality

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Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Killing Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies

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Colleges Are Full of It: Behind the Three-Decade Scheme to Raise Tuition, Bankrupt Generations and Hypnotize the Media

Read the Article at Salon

Why Hedge Funds Love Charter Schools

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A short update on the energies

Thank you Aisha! I noticed overwhelming fatigue this weekend in myself and several friends and we wondered if it might be something involving incoming energies.

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Dear friends!

This weekend has been off the scale energetically, and many have already reported experiencing some major downloads and transformations. If you have not done so yet, I think you will find it both uplifting and enlightening to read the comments posted under the previous update.

Here is the update from The CCs:

You have by now accomplished something that few would have thought possible only a short while back, and the reason for that, is that this took more than the co-operation of a few shining souls such as the ones you connect with on a daily basis in this sheltered little Pond. For what we refer to this time, is indeed an event of truly magnificent proportions, one that involves groups such as yours in all locations around this globe.

Let us explain. You have perhaps heard the term “tsunami of love” mentioned lately, and this…

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