Rachel Smolker and Almuth Ernsting, Truthout: Although “renewable” energy is growing faster than ever before, it is neither carbon neutral, “clean” nor sustainable. We need to transform into low-energy societies that meet human – not corporate – needs.
Mark Karlin, Truthout: Journalist James Risen provides evidence of how the United States has become enmeshed in an endless war. He also discusses how the post-9/11 military-surveillance state has enriched – with little oversight or accountability – many opportunists.
Bruce E. Levine, Truthout: This month, people around the world who decry oppression will commemorate the 25th anniversary of liberation psychologist Ignacio Martin-Baró’s assassination in El Salvador by a “counter-insurgency unit” created at the US Army’s School of the Americas.
Alice Kim, Praxis Center: In this interview, Maya Schenwar talks about her own transformation as a journalist, activist and sister and what it means to be a prison abolitionist.
William C. Anderson, Truthout: Companies have been “blackening up” on Twitter lately. Performing blackness is normalized as good marketing. However, the appropriation and theft of black culture by outsiders is rooted in the tradition of minstrelsy.
Ted Asregadoo, Truthout: Maya Schenwar talks about her new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, how corporations profit from prisons, decarceration, rehabilitation, social justice and prisons’ impact on society.
Anne Meador, Cetology: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concludes that the natural gas projects it approves are necessary, but the question is, “Necessary for whom?” Activists will no longer play by FERC’s rules or tolerate greed disguised as public need.
Armando Carmona, Toward Freedom: While the silence of the state reinforces its complicity in maintaining the drug war and the immense violence against the people of Mexico, the silence from below speaks of a shift in focus, where those at the grassroots reinvigorate their commitment to struggling for radically new politics.
Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins, OtherWords: Suppressing votes has become a booming new conservative industry. Citizens who face economic hardship, belong to communities of color, or happen to be young, tend to support Democrats – and unfortunately they have become the targets of voter disenfranchisement.
Kevin Stump, Next New Deal: There are more than 600,000 New Yorkers with an average annual income under $25,000 served by conventional public housing and nearly 250,000 families on a waiting list. Public housing creates an opportunity to bring together resources to increase college attainment and success for some of the neediest students.
Lyrics and music are included as Abraham Entin sings about corruption, revolution, power, hope and the emperor’s new clothes; the Drug Policy Alliance announces Bill de Blasio’s plans to end low-level marijuana possession arrests in New York City; the Oakland Institutereleases a report detailing how land grabs fuel ethnic conflict in Ethiopia; leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina William J. Barber describes the Forward Together Moral Movement agenda in the wake of the midterms; Frank Seo discusses the need to push the immigrant rights movement forward in light of the Democrats’ disastrous midterm election results; James and Jean Anton blame Democrats’ shift to the right for low progressive voter turnout; Armin Niakan says recent prizes in mathematics awarded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg illustrate an inconsistency in our cultural attitudes surrounding math and science; Arnold Oliver argues we need to reclaim Armistice Day; theBrennan Center for Justice reports on how a federal appellate court struck down Kansas and Arizona proof of citizenship laws for federal elections; and more.
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Thank you Aisha! We can never hear too many such reassurances that things truly are proceeding as planned. So many of us have been the recipients of those outbursts of anger, fear and destructive actions by those who are resisting this Shift. It’s so good to be reminded that whatever unpleasantness may be apparent, in our own lives or in the wider world, Love, Light and beauty are still ascendant over all.
For now, what has been set into motion can no longer be negated, and as such, all of the consequent reactions will come about from a positive energetic charge, even if some of the outcome of it may be labelled as negative by those still set on maintaining status quo.
Let us elaborate. You see, this whole chain of events that is now in the middle of being activated is one that will have far reaching consequences, and as we have already informed you, the rippling effect from what is taking place on this little planet of yours is far greater than you at your current level perhaps can even begin to understand. And when we say current level, we simply refer to your ability to fully tap into your very own reservoir of inherent knowledge. In other words, we are not calling you incapable in any way, simply…
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The Oracle Report – Monday, November 17, 2014
A Conversation with Sol Luckman – Snooze: A Blueprint for Merging Worlds
“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014
Third Quarter Moon Phase: take responsibility
Moon in Virgo/Libra
Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of Love and Goddess of Assurance)
Skill: dive below the surface
Negative Imprint: bossy, controlling, perfectionistic, invasive, nervous, irritable, ruses, pushing down natural instincts, hypercritical, overreaction, drama (especially in the workplace)
Positive Imprint: adjustment, the desire for what feels like home, mobilization, security, inspiration from music, resolution, recognizing expertise, freedom from inhibitions, connections
Today the Sun and Saturn meet in the sky at the degree of “Indians making camp in new territory.” What must it have been like to move into a new place, not knowing exactly what lurked around you and feeling on guard even though you had scouts and sentinels for information and protection?
It probably felt a lot like it feels today because we are, essentially, making camp in new territory. We have come to a new place in consciousness – a space where the old and the new meld. It’s a place of opportunity.
Practically speaking, today’s energy translates into the need to adapt and adjust. On the surface level, things are easily stirred, shaken, or whipped. Desires are stirred up, environments are shaken up, and emotions are whipped up.
If you find yourself in the middle of any of this, dive down. Dive below where things are calmer. Look more deeply into the situation from a place of inner stillness and peace.
The desire for deeper connections is quite strong today, as is the desire to make repairs to anything we think we’ve damaged. There is ample power to resolve things. Communications are particularly highlighted for repair with Mercury reaching 14 degrees of Scorpio and the symbol of “telephone linemen at work installing new connections.” Regular readers may recall me mentioning this degree recently, as I have noted that there seems to be something happening at this degree in space. Data indicates increased solar activity when a planet is at this degree.
The Sun is showing increased activity with the return of the biggest sunspot in 25 years. On Saturday (November 15, 2014), the sunspot released a CME from an M3.7 solar flare at 3:46 pm ET/8:46 pm UT. The Moon was at 7 Virgo, opposing Neptune which was only hours away from stationing direct. The Sabian symbol for the position of the Moon at the time of the CME is “a harem.” This is the energy to rise above circumstances and to see ourselves as worthy of what we truly desire and deserve. This energy filtered in with the CME.
An M5.7 flare was released from The Sunspot on Sunday, but it is not known yet if a CME ensued.
As I discussed over the weekend, the Sacred Masculine inside all of us is responding to the energy of Neptune stationing direct (appearing to move forward in the sky once again). But a curious thing develops as the Sacred Feminine inside all of us responds as well today. Balance is occurring. We see this reflected on the inside (in our individual lives) and on the outside (in our world at large). Things are changing and it’s all quite new – new territory. It takes time to adjust to changes.
As new territory opens up today, embrace any opportunities that develop, even if you feel unprepared or unfit for the task. Respond. Take action. Move yourself into a better position. Remember that the best perspective today may come about from diving below the surface to take a look.
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