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The Only Truly Compliant, Submissive Citizen in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.24.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

How does a citizen protect himself against a police officer's tendency to shoot first and ask questions later, oftentimes based only on their highly subjective "feeling" of being threatened? The short answer is you can't.

Understanding the Gandhi-King Legacy in Contemporary Terms

Murali Balaji | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Murali Balaji

As we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it's important to examine a deeper connection between both men: the idea that seva is a force for uplift and bringing communities in from the margins.

Let Pete Rose Back Into Baseball

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

We live in the United States of America, a country known for its second chances. It's time we give Pete Rose his second chance for all the memories he gave us. Twenty-five years is long enough. Bud Selig needs to do the right thing, step up to the plate and remove the ban.

Persuasion Tips From Jesus, MLK, Lincoln And Lady Gaga

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

If you want to learn from the world's great orators and become a more compelling, memorable writer and speaker, Joe Romm's "Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion From Jesus, Shakesphere, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga" is the place to start.

Social Entrepreneurship Is Good Business

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Valerie Berset-Price

Uganda did not need another school, church or orphanage from well-intentioned foreigners. That community in Uganda needed a way to make money so an entire generation of girls could lift themselves out of poverty.

Swami Buaji, Yogi, Said to Be 116 Years Old

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margie Goldsmith

The last time I saw my yoga teacher, Swami Buaji, was six years ago. At the time, he was said to be 116 years old, living proof that a lifetime of yoga has its rewards.

An End to War Vs. the Animal Instinct to Survive

David Ropeik | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Ropeik

Large scale violence happens for the same reason that most violence does. When we are threatened, we often protect ourselves with physical force. It's instinctive.

Palestinians Try More Peaceful Resistance: Less Violence, More Protest Marches And Boycotts Of Settler Goods

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Senior Palestinian leaders -- men who once commanded militias -- are joining unarmed protest marches against Israeli policies a...

It's Nice to Think So

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

This full-page ad in The New York Times marks the 40th anniversary of the WAR IS OVER! campaign launched by John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Dec. 15, 1969.

Today's Movement Leaders are Alive and Kicking

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Prime Movers aren't simply good people doing great work. They're stirring masses of people to combat injustice, to become engaged in the civic decisions that affect their common good.