Archive for ‘Community’

December 23, 2016

A Gentle Reminder That Jesus Was A Brown Middle Eastern Refugee Who Would Not Have Voted For Trump – The Stories – Medium

He might have flipped over some tables at Mar-a-Lago, though.

Source: A Gentle Reminder That Jesus Was A Brown Middle Eastern Refugee Who Would Not Have Voted For Trump – The Stories – Medium

December 13, 2016

In the Rocky Mountains, the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency Is Launching Careers

At the thriving, 50-year-old Anderson Ranch Arts Center, artists find everything they need, from supplies to a supportive staff to a diverse group of peers.

Source: In the Rocky Mountains, the Anderson Ranch Artist Residency Is Launching Careers

December 12, 2016

Progressive Picks

As part of its commitment to providing independent information and resources to its readers, Truthout chooses a Progressive Pick every week: an independent book or DVD that we find thought-provoking and insightful.

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December 10, 2016

Dawkins Service Corps Working In Rural America – Laughing in Disbelief

Coalmont, Tennessee –  Brian Hart started work before the dawn and is sure that his day isn’t going to end until late in the evening, but that’s the life as a member of the […]

Source: Dawkins Service Corps Working In Rural America – Laughing in Disbelief

December 3, 2016

20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World by Nina M. Flores — YES! Magazine

Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.

Source: 20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World by Nina M. Flores — YES! Magazine

November 13, 2016

When does California’s marijuana law go into effect? These are the key dates to know.

Legal weed is coming to the Golden State, but it might take some time for new laws to take full effect.

Source: When does California’s marijuana law go into effect? These are the key dates to know.

November 8, 2016

Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

Democracy Now:  AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to move back to the United States, to the issue of the Republican Party and what you see happening there, the Republican establishment fiercely opposed to the presumptive nominee. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything like this, although that could be changing. Can you talk about the significance—I mean, you have Sheldon Adelson, who is now saying he will pour, what, tens of millions of dollars into Donald Trump. You have the Koch brothers—I think it was Charles Koch saying he could possibly see supporting Hillary Clinton, if that were the choice, with Donald Trump. What is happening? NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, first of all, the phenomenon that we’ve just seen is an extreme version of something that’s been going on just for years in the Republican primaries. Take a look back at the preceding ones. Every time a candidate came up from the base—Bachmann, McCain, Santorum, Huckabee, one crazier than the other—every time one rose from the base, the Republican establishment sought to beat them down and get their own—get their own man—you know, Romney. And they succeeded, until this year. This year the same thing happened, and they didn’t succeed. The… Read more »

Source: Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP Might Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History | The Intellectualist

November 8, 2016

My Syrian Neighbors – Medium

My Syrian Neighbors. A few weeks ago, I was walking downtown in Portland, Maine, and, while waiting for a traffic light to change, I waved at a young boy…

Source: My Syrian Neighbors – Medium

November 6, 2016

4 Ways to Start Conversations with a Stranger – Personal Growth – Medium

Starting conversations with people I have never met is like my superpower.

Source: 4 Ways to Start Conversations with a Stranger – Personal Growth – Medium

November 5, 2016

The Stand-Off at Cannonball, Where Natives Show Great Courage and Fight Raw Greed and Oil Power | Alternet

An epic battle with an historic gathering of Native tribes and a Bull-Connor-style sheriff.

Source: The Stand-Off at Cannonball, Where Natives Show Great Courage and Fight Raw Greed and Oil Power | Alternet