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Do We Have the Right to Financial Rebellion? a Conversation With Enric Duran
Niki Seth-Smith We need to practice economic disobedience so that radical alternatives can flourish.
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Stress: It's Not in Your Head, It's in Your Nervous System
Melody Walford Have you ever been told when you’re stressed to stop worrying and just relax? That it’s all in your head? It would be nice if it were that simple. But it’s not.
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
George Lakey While many of us work to create a better world, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of...
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
George Lakey Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
The Story That's Destroying the World
Tim Hjersted Every problem in the world is a result of the stories we tell ourselves. Change the story, and you change everything.
Did Mushrooms Play a Role in the Evolution of Human Consciousness? - Paul Stamets
11 min Paul Stamets is a mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi. In this animation he describes the incredible properties of fungi as well as an...
Ten Ways We Misunderstand Children
Jan Hunt 1. We expect children to be able to do things before they are ready. We ask an infant to keep quiet. We ask a 2-year-old to sit still. We ask a 3-year-old to clean his room...
Do We Have the Right to Financial Rebellion? a Conversation With Enric Duran
Niki Seth-Smith We need to practice economic disobedience so that radical alternatives can flourish.
Why Does Our Culture Focus So Much on Childbirth and So Little on The Time After?
Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Kathleen Kendall-Tackett examines how other cultures protect new mothers’ well-being.
Profit Is Theft: It Sounds Absurd but Here's Why
Tim Hjersted Take a look at this info-graphic. The disparity is absurd. Though personally I don't think raising the minimum wage is the ultimate solution, as it doesn't get anywhere close...
Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives to Trump's Retrograde Economic Vision
Sarah Aziza Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a...
The Cult of Violence Always Kills the Left
Chris Hedges The Weather Underground, a clandestine revolutionary organization that advocated violence, was seen by my father and other clergy members who were involved in Vietnam anti-war...
8 Ways to Defend Against Terror Nonviolently
George Lakey One of my most popular courses at Swarthmore College focused on the challenge of how to defend against terrorism, nonviolently. Events now unfolding in France make our course...
#Metoo and the Limits of Punishment: Why Looking for “Bad Guys” Won’t Create Change
Miki Kashtan "How will we understand what it is in human societies that produces violence if we refuse to recognize the humanity of those who commit it?"
Violence Brought Us Trump, It's Not How We Will Stop Him
Kazu Haga What’s next? That is the big question facing this country after the election of Trump. And many people have been sharing their thoughts on that over social and traditional...
'Violent Flank Effects' and the Strategic Naiveté of Antifa
Molly Wallace We’ve all heard the argument before: However “nice” the use of nonviolence may be, in the real world violence is necessary — and ultimately more effective, so the thinking goes...
Let's Talk About Socialism - Prof. R.Wolff
113 min Prof. Richard D. Wolff talks about socialism. Whether you love the word or hate it, this presentation is very educational. 
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick This post has been flying around social media, winning lots of praise and shares. Chris Renwick, we thank you.
This Stunning Animation Beautifully Illustrates the Secret Life of Flowers
4 min Many different flowers are growing beautifully and strongly in this world. Taking their roots in the earth, sprouting, blooming, pollinated by birds and insects, living on in...
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