december 2011

Your Brain on Computers Follow five neuroscientists on a remote river trip to learn how the brain responds to an absence of technology. Representing various backgrounds, the researchers all, unsuprisingly, come to different conclusions. How (and Why) to Stop Multi-tasking Read about how multitasking can lead to decreased productivity, lowering of IQ, and more. Learn […]

november 2011

  How to start a revolution Watch a trailer about the efforts of Gene Sharp, the world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution. Learn about his book, From Dictatorship to Democracy, and his list of 148 weapons of nonviolence.   Lessons from the Godfather Read a gripping interview with Gene Sharp. Part of a series on activism […]

october 2011

  Sustainability and Sustenance in the American Agri-food System Author Patricia Allen discusses the efforts of two movements, sustainable agriculture and community food security, in her book Together At The Table. Allen examines the two movements involved in reconstructing the agri-food system from the growing of crops to production and distribution so that we can […]

september 2011

Girls, Inc. develops researched-based programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. There is also a focus on math and science education as well as pregnancy and drug abuse prevention. Media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention and sports participation are  also some of the topics that are […]

august 2011

Read reviews of legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s award winning book The New Jim Crow, which explains how the prison system is the new Jim Crow. This title won the 2011 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction. Further browsing will reveal the author’s bio, excerpts, and event calender. Read about The New Jim Crow & […]

july 2011

The Age of Peace In an article that appeared in the August 2010 issue of Smithsonian magazine, Carolyn O’Hara examines demographic research concerning the benefit of a maturing population as a factor for establishing peace in the world. Meet the Movement for a New Economy An article that appeared in the May 26, 2011, issue […]

june 2011

The Goodman Center helps “nonprofits recruit, propose, persuade, and present more effectively.” They have a storytelling workshop that can help you tell the story of your organization. The Goodman Center In this document from Whole Communities, longtime political organizer Marshall Ganz shares how to offer your public story, and explains why it’s important to tell […]

april 2011

The Doomsday Vault & Seed Preservation The doomsday vault is designed to protect over a billion seed samples from all known varieties of food crops on the planet. The vault aims to safeguard the world’s agriculture from future catastrophes. Watch the Doomsday Vault Video The Food Environment & Health Connection “Some people take eating for […]

march 2011

Watch the trailer from the film Color Lines, which features conversations that span thirteen years between two formidable women activists, Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama. Color Lines What’s going on for International Women’s Day (March 8th)? Take a look at this Web site to find out what’s happening around the world. International Women’s Day Events The […]

february 2011

“The Economics of Happiness” describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future.

Resources

Learn more about the Center for Whole Communities, a land-based leadership development organization. Read more work from Adrienne Maree Brown’s blog, the Luscious Satyagraha. Read about how stone circles and the stone house sustains activists and strengthens the work of justice through spiritual practice and principles. The Center for Whole Communities Adrienne Maree: The Luscious […]

Resources

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, the Revolutionary Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. than mass media will ever reveal. After more than a decade of serious contemplation, King unwaveringly concluded that no war is worth sacrificing children to. He said, “More and more I have come to the conclusion that the potential destructiveness […]

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