Can Compassion Be Cool?

"[T]hat quality of reverence, that is really the gateway through which we can begin to rediscover our capacity to do good." -- Interview with Van Jones, President, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. "Only by establishing peace in yourself can you be helpful in contributing to peace being peace is the basis for doing peace, making peace." -- Thich Nhat Hanh quoted in Great Peacemakers ...more

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, Lisa, that illustrates that whether you are a ...more

What Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions?

"[S]top thinking about how crazy the times are, and start thinking about what the crazy times demand."--Seth Godin ...more

A.M. - You're welcome!

Siel - I used my Envirosax for the first time yesterday and when I ...more

Student Forced to Conceal Lesbian T-Shirt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—A high school official made a mistake by telling a student to cover up a lesbian-themed T-shirt or face suspension, the school’s principal said Friday, a day after the ACLU demanded the school apologize to the teen. ...more

Every Human Has Rights: Sign the Pledge for the Elders

Do you believe we all have human rights? Do you believe: • You have the right to live, and to live in freedom and safety. • Nobody has the right to treat you as his/her slave and you should not make anyone your slave. • Nobody has the right to torture you. ...more

They are 1/1,000,000,000,000 of the way closer to their goal, I just signed up.
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Awakening Emotional Instincts

Women have such a capacity for protecting the future, if they are aware, if they have an idea of the great worth of their contribution, and most importantly if they recognize and honor their obligation. We must mobilize the instinct of mothers to die for their children's safety and future. That instinct is within all women and is merely hormonally awaken after giving birth, but this instinct is not solely dependent upon giving birth. The human child, the future of humanity, is brought into this world extremely vulnerable. ...more

Panties for peace

If you've already told the Postal Regulatory Commission you won't stand for a sellout to big media (and if you haven't yet, there's still time to weigh in before their hearings on Tuesday, October 30), perhaps you're feeling a little bored, a little blue. Happily, there's a cure for such listlessness, and it even involves the mail. You can support the people of Burma by sending your panties to the SPDC! ...more

Post-it Activism!

The "post-it revolution" is an interesting project started by We Bite Back. The idea is simple: Write a positive message about body image on a post-it, then stick it where women will see it. Check out our post-it and learn more about how you can join the revolution! ...more

Using Film to Change the World: An Interview with Shalini Kantayya

Sixty years ago, very few people would have seen the connection between peace and hydrology, but today that connection is clear to the foresighted. If we do not deal with the water problems on a global scale, I believe we will see conflict on a global scale.--UNESCO in the Spotlight ...more

Women Who Light The Dark by Paola Gianturco


I did an interview with the author for my podcast. I'll post the transcript of it here when ...more