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Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

MUSIC: A 2012 Playlist

On this momentous May Day, some songs to inspire personal and global revolution. We’re of the mindset that we are experiencing a broad shift in consciousness towards compassion and justice. Want to join us?

A New Kind of Man

Yesterday I watched a great TED Talk from back in 2010: Tony Porter: A call to men, which I found very moving. Check it out:

VIDEO: Women healing the world

“The biggest event in human history is the rise of women to full partnership with men, because it’s only that partnership that’s going to allow the world to flourish.” Right on! Let’s do it, sisters! See also: Our “gender” bookshelf on Goodreads Our Delicious links tagged with Gender Our Delicious links tagged with Feminism

Remember Our Roots

“There are a whole lot of historical factors that have played a part in our being where we are today, and I think that to even to begin to understand our contemporary issues and contemporary problems, you have to understand a little bit about that history.” – Wilma Mankiller

Now these are real family values

This video showing a mom and son being really open and truthful with each other about (internalized) homophobia and coming out. Thanks to both of them for sharing this beautiful moment of growth with the world. This video made me cry because I too grew up in an accepting family but took a very long […]

If you haven’t seen 2012: Time for Change, you should watch it right now

Watch 2012: Time for Change – it will make you very hopeful about the future, and is full of beautiful ideas for things we can do to make the world a more just and peaceful place. It’s also very nicely made, with great animations and incredible interviews with folks from different cultures. Whether you believe […]

‘Tis the Season for Sharing and Bartering

In Ari’s recent blog post Say Happy Holidays to the Earth and Your Neighbors, she pointed out some great ways to get gifts while supporting your local economy. If you want to take traditional money out of the equation altogether, in Ithaca, you can come to one of three (count ‘em, three!) local events in […]

7 Documentaries I’ve been loving

These 7 films are all awesome! Found on Netflix. The Power of Forgiveness – very moving film featuring interviews with people from many different backgrounds, discussing forgiveness and how it can heal us and help the world. Mana: Beyond Belief – a great film with no narration, just excellent footage of people and the things […]

We Are Occupying Ourselves

Dear world, thank you for waking up! We’re of the 99% but only because the 1% isn’t yet ready to join forces with us instead of against us – we’d love to be part of the 100%. Today (November 17th), there’s a big Occupy Wall St. action going on in NYC, and we’re watching from […]

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