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Call Climate Change What It Is: Violence
Social unrest and famine, superstorms and droughts. Places, species and human beings – none will be spared. Welcome to Occupy Earth.
By Rebecca Solnit. Published on April 7, 2014 by The Guardian/UK

"Project Unspeakable"

Project Unspeakable offers scripts for simultaneous dramatic readings or full performances of a theatrical work about the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. National Public Radio's  Margot Adler's report: 'Project Unspeakable' Asks The Big Questions

ONE BILLION RISING!

Now in 2014: Videos Of Risings From Around the World

Drones fly, children die

CODE PINK's Medea Benjamin: U.S. government claims drone victims are mostly militants, but about half of identified victims thus far are civilians and children. See 5.5 min. video hereCheck out photos bit.ly/1h5pQwx and archived footage anytime of their Nov. 16-17, 2013 'drone summit': Drones Around the World: Proliferation and Resistance: bit.ly/18TrIQZ

Transition Times Blog

We are in a time of transition -- which way will it go? Follow this excellent blog from Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez: latest entry

The Economics of Happiness On Demand

ISEC is pleased to announce that The Economics of Happiness is now available for online viewing on demand. For a fee of US$5, the film can be streamed as often as you like over a one week period. Subtitled international versions may be offered soon. Watch here.

Who's got what in the USA?

Millions of people have watched this video on Wealth Inequality in America.

Artists Against Fracking

See Yoko and Sean Lennon and others in this excellent 7 minute video against hydraulic fracturing for gas. more

Living Downstream

"Living Downstream" new edition book and film

News from Africa

Through the voices of the peoples of Africa and the global South, Pambazuka Press and Pambazuka News disseminate analysis and debate on the struggle for freedom and justice. »Dust from our Eyes: An Unblinkered Look at Africa« by Joan Baxter. She discusses book here

New report from ETC Group



"Money or Life: What makes us really rich"

Now in English! Free download (39 pages pdf) of a German essay by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen on our relationship with the money economy -- and alternatives.

International Blogs

See Virtual Vita Nuova Jasmina Tešanović,  Serbian author, political activist (Women in Black, Code Pink), translator, and filmmaker.

Welcome to the Women and Life on Earth internet project


on women and peace, ecology and global justice. We remember the 1979-82 network Women and Life on Earth in the northeastern USA, based on ecological feminism. more  Since 2002 we've been based in Germany, with contacts worldwide.

 

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April 15, 2014

More prizes for NSA revelations

Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams, reports: "Pulitzer Vindicates: Snowden Journalists Win Top Honor" [more...]

April 07, 2014

Snowden, Poitras to Receive 'Truth-Telling' Honor

"2014 Ridenhour Prize given to whistleblower and journalist who first collaborated to break surveillance story." [more...]

April 01, 2014

Reporting on the UN climate report

Two articles on the grist website summarize key points of the recently released scientific climate report, and include good presentations of what changes can be expected where in the world and who they will affect most. [more...]

March 27, 2014

"Sanctioning Russia Won’t Help Ukraine" by Hilary Matfess

"Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea." the author explains why in her online article for Foreign Policy in Focus. [more...]

March 25, 2014

BDS: Non-Violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation by Marjorie Cohn

A review of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement... calling upon “international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South African in the apartheid era . . . [including] embargoes and sanctions against Israel.” [more...]

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