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Letter to a Young Ocean Activist

Leah Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leah Lamb

A few weeks ago, Jill Buck, founder of Go Green Initiative, forwarded an email from Sarah Fyfe, a tenth grader living in Michigan. After learning abou...

Near Forgotten MLK Comic Gains Fans in the Middle East

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

In 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the real-life superhero of a comic book that inspired disenfranchised American youth to take action against segregation. Today, the comic is finding a new audience in the Middle East.

Can Words Be Violent? What Would Jesus And Buddha Say?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

One of Buddha's Eight Noble Truths is the concept of Right Speech, the first principle of ethical conduct.

Finding Solace After Arizona Shooting

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

We can do more than rage about what others did and continue to do to contribute to incivility of our political culture. Every one of us could speak a bit more gently, with a bit more appreciation of those with whom we come into contact.

Buddhism and Activism: How Would Sid Produce Social Change?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

While it is fine to get involved in the political process or to engage in non-violent protests, I think Sid would also say that anything to do with other people can be considered social action.

Seeking the Power of the Powerless

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

It's almost the end of the year now, and nearly two months since Aung San Suu Kyi was released, but I haven't quite gotten over the dopamine rush of t...

A Progressive's Angry Open Letter to President Obama (VIDEO)

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

As an irate, long-term Obama supporter, I give the President a piece of my mind on his surrender to the Republicans and the hyper-rich in, as Harry Tr...

Our Choice: Changing the Game

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Some people say Gandhi was about nonviolence. And he was. But he is significant for something else that I believe is far more important: He changed the game.

Who You Are and What They Say

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

If you are confident, they will say you are arrogant. If you are deliberate, they will say you are too sure of yourself. If you have a sense of purpose, they will say you are self-absorbed.

Obama's Mahatma Moment

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vamsee Juluri

I hope in the future I will hear an Indian of substance say that it was an American, Barack Obama, who made something good possible for him or for her, just as President Obama said of the Mahatma today.

Obama Trip To India 2010: India Prepares For Visit (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's highly-anticipated, four-day visit to India doesn't kick off until Saturday, but the country has already been abuzz with preparation...

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Rally to Restore Satyagraha?

Ben Brandzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Brandzel

Wandering around the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear yesterday, I kept asking myself, "what exactly are we doing here?" In part, that's because...

Fishing Communities and Politics of Climate Change in India

K. P. Sasi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
K. P. Sasi

The cause of increasing sea levels may be a subject of debate to some, but it is a living reality threatening the lives and livelihood of more than 1 billion people living in low-lying areas.

"Cesar's Last Fast": An Interview with Producer/Director Richard Ray Perez

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Richard Ray Perez produced and directed the seminal political documentary Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election, which The Los Angeles Times c...

Gandhi, Hinduism And Non-Violence At The United Nations

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

As one of the most influential Hindus and peacemakers, Gandhi's approach to peacemaking is instructive for the U.N. in a number of ways.

Has India Abandoned Burma?

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

By Anil Raj, Myanmar (Burma) Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA Gandhi once said, "An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of pre...

A Reality (and Sanity) Check for Progressives- Speech to Petaluma Progressive Festival

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

Transcript of my comments to the annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma, CA, September 26, 2010: First of all, thank you to the organizers of this e...

8 People Who Should Be More Famous Than The Most Overrated People In History

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

Having knocked a few overrated people off their pedestals, it's now time to restore some balance by presenting a few underrated people. By the way, th...

Tarun Tejpal's heart-ache for "the idea of India" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

NEW DELHI -- Tarun Tejpal -- muckraker, editor and novelist -- is speaking with professional zeal and a certain generational remorse about his remarka...

A Pyrrhic Victory for Demagoguery

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Not liking the results of an election in a democracy does not mean voters are not being heard; it means the majority voted differently than you, and the majority was indeed heard.

Learn To Say 'No'

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

"A man of quality is not threatened by a woman for equality."  That's a familiar bumper sticker slogan for some of us. Men are crucial to any social...

Real India: A Historian's Cautions on "The Indian Century" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Ramachandra Guha, the provocative, critical historian of India After Gandhi, has vitality and charisma to match his country's. Writing and talking with fire-hose force, he's come to mirror India's sense of it's 63-year-old self.

Israelis Need a Gandhi of Their Own

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

As the Jewish state begins to examine its own actions and decision-making in the flotilla disaster, it is becoming that much clearer that Israelis need, for their own sake, to begin to study non-violence.

Be a Counter Friction to Stop the Government Machine

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Thoreau was so much more than a political philosopher. He was an activist who embodied the revolutionary, freedom-loving, independent-minded spirit that was once the hallmark of every American.