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Why I Am Glad I Am Leaving America | Alternet

Author Gary Younge bids America a fond farewell, just in time to escape what he describes as the summer of rage. White rage, Black rage, Gender rage, economic rage – Younge predicts it is all coming to a head in the summer of 2105. 303 more words

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Highlights from Laudato Si

I took advantage of my recent road trip vacation to read the new encyclical written by Pope Francis, Laudato Si’. I have to say that it is a very well written document. 2,267 more words

Conscious Living

Activist Grace Lee Boggs Turns 100

Dedicated to the process of transformation through activism for over 70 years, Grace Lee Boggs turned 100 last month. Amy Goodman covers the story.

To mark her 100th birthday, we pay tribute to the legendary activist and Detroit-based community organizer Grace Lee Boggs.

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Activism

The Los Angeles Harbor REPRESENTS at California EPA hearing on June 29, 2015

The California EPA held two hearings as part of its process in drafting and implementing new regulations for refinery safety in California in the South Bay.   306 more words

Climate Change

Huey P. Newton Gun Club in Dallas Are Responding to Police Brutality with Armed Community Patrols | VICE | United States

The mostly White gun club, “Open Carry Texas,” planned a gun advocacy march through a Dallas African American neighborhood for July 2015. They claim it is an instructive and gun awareness mission. 331 more words

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Fire and Water

My parents are visiting. My mother has passed on to me her love of plants and her willingness to tend them, and yesterday we sawed down a winter-killed rhododendron, weeded out nightshade and pokeweed, transplanted a basil plant for her to take home, and set various ground-cover plants–thyme and something she likes but doesn’t know the name of, from her yard–into the ground. 371 more words

Reflections

Viewpoint: It’s Easier to Remove a Confederate Flag Than a Racist Teacher | emPower magazine

After the massacre of 9 people in a South Carolina Black church, media outlets, politicians, and various leaders grasped at available narratives to regain control of a national devastated community. 256 more words

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