BDS: Stop the bloodshed, End the Occupations

PalestineCampaign.org, How banks are Complicit

The past weeks have seen a 3rd great intifada, which Al-Jazeera will call, the Great War of Israel-Palestine 2021. Although as of May 21, 2021, a ceasefire is in effect after a week of deliberations at the United Nations, during which the United States rejected calls for such several times, the war is not over. In fact, a huge arms […]

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Fighting Voter Suppression in Underrepresented Communities

OurHomes-OurVotes.org

Nonprofits are stepping up to ensure that all voters have access to the voting booth this election. Several organizations working hard to get the vote out including the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), but the COVID19 pandemic has transformed the landscape into a digital […]

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Vote Early, Registration Deadlines for 2020

Ensuring voters have the information they need

Election Day 2020 is on November 3rd, but already the race is on in determining who will be our next President. Due to COVID-19, record numbers of people are on the move. According to USA.gov: “Changes to polling places are possible due to the coronavirus. These may include different locations, layouts, procedures, and availability of translators.” USA.gov notes that many […]

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Tzu-Chi: Vegetarianism for a Good Cause

Go Vegetarian Now

Vegetarianism lowers total carbon footprint, helping save planet Buddhist Tzu-Chi is a humanitarian non-profit founded in 1966 and based in Taiwan. Dharma Master Cheng Yen studied as a disciple with Venerable Master Yin Shun. The Buddhist organizer and teacher claims that her inspiration came from seeing how Catholic nuns performed good works for society such as setting up nursing homes, […]

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Yang2020: Humanity First

Yang at Iowa Town Hall

Mr. Yang, a self-made entrepreneur, appears to be a fresh face on the political scene. Only 44 years old, he is the founder of a training camp for startups called Venture for America. So far, as presidential candidate, he is best known for proposing a Universal Basic Income (UBI), a basic wage for all Americans of $1000 per month. The […]

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Why humans will not survive mass extinction

Tianti store calendar 2017

According to scientists from around the world, the next mass extinction is already underway. Unlike previous ones, this mass extinction will likely be unique in that it was enabled by the smartest creatures on the planet: Homo Sapiens. We will never be able to face down that we are to blame for the planet’s health and environmental destruction. At this […]

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Female thought leaders and martyrs defend the Earth

https://stopgetrees.org/eucalyptus-plantations-in-brazil-lead-to-assassination-of-local-activist/

Globally women have made strides over the past century. More women are now leaders around the world than ever before, and yet often women are still marginalized. For instance, in grassroots organizations and alternative news media, women still do the brunt of the work often with significantly less recognition and reward. In the United States, a record 128 women are […]

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A Better World: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Community Gardens Cuba

What if the world oil supply were suddenly drastically reduced? What if due to unforseen circumstances such as foreign attack, Arab oil fields such as Ghawar Field were shut down? For Cuba, this was the impact when they were cut off from oil shipments in the 1990s. In the Soviet Union, due to Perestroika, former state companies became worthless and […]

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2018 PPEHRC March on Washington showcases voices of the poor

PPEHRC 2018 arrived in DC safely

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) successfully completed its march this year from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Although they have yet to garner the media attention they merit, there were a host of small wins, the most important being how it helps the general public identify the root causes of poverty today. Never is there […]

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Poor People’s Campaigns Taking Place in June

Mule cart, 1968 PPC, DC Public Library Special Collections, reprinted with permission

Washington, DC– At least two Poor People’s Campaigns (PPC) are taking place this June in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. One Poor People’s Campaign is led by Union Theological Seminary’s Kairos Foundation based in New York City in partnership with Repairers of the Breach, a social justice organization founded by Reverend William J. Barber, […]

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2018 Environmental Film Festival in Washington Metro far from oblivion

The Last Animals (Opening night event)

This year’s environmental film festival in the nation’s capital comes with a sense of trepidation. Ever since the word “climate change” has been expunged from the Environmental Protection Agency website, the fate of climate science hangs in the air. In fact, at area public libraries, the books about climate change and global warming have shifted location to under social science. […]

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Deep Green Resistance calls for mass shift in consciousness

Earth at Risk Conferences by Fertile Ground

Derrick Jensen is the author of more than 20 books, one of the founders of Deep Green Resistance, and the key note speaker of Earth-at-Risk Conference 2014. The video was recently released by the organization, most likely as a reminder: Earth is at-risk. AGN had the opportunity to listen to the talk. In this hour-and-a-half-long seminar, Jensen explains why our planet […]

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