Audio – Ram Dass talks about the process of using your life experiences as a vehicle for awakening.
Robert Bonomo – Just how interested are the banks in stopping wars and reigning in the federal budget deficit?
Mark DeNicola – It’s one of the key facets of the American Dream: if you want to have a great house, beautiful spouse, and that head-turning Mercedes, then you need to get a good education.
Sigmund Fraud – Maintaining the suspension of disbelief in the illusion, however, is often more comforting than acknowledging the magician’s secrets.
Gary ‘Z’ McGee – We live in a culture that’s suffocating under the stifling cross-stitched blanket of state and corporate power, and there is a single word sewn onto that two-sided blanket: Fascism.
Susan Boskey – Systems run the world and the largest of them is the monetary system, affecting all others throughout the world.
Pao L. Chang – Today, banks don’t actually lend out real money, but instead lend out notes or checks that are backed by a promise to pay.
Film – Story of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending and their struggles to change the system.
Debra Leigh Scott, AlterNet Waking Times Higher education is not what it used to be, and that’s no accident. A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he […]
Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Contributor Waking Times Can you see the “Truth”? “The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” –Gloria Steinem Are you tired of floating around in that pink goop of the Matrix? Are you ready to slough off the illusion like it was an old hat? Has the […]
Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times More than ever our world needs a new generation of youthful and caring people capable of comprehending the problems we face, while maintaining the clarity of mind and compassion needed to seek and find creative solutions to this morass. For this, our youth need to be healthy, energetic, and free […]
Alen Mischael Vukelić, Contributor Waking Times The impact and significance of alternative media continues to grow every day. Critics from the mainstream like to discard it as an outlet for conspiracy theories and amateur journalism. Is it really this simple? Or is the mainstream media becoming aware of this fast-growing underground movement that seems to […]
Uwe Blesching, Contributor Waking Times Make no mistake, bankruptcies or foreclosures, are a serious crisis. The sustained mental and emotional stress commonly experienced during the months or years of bankruptcy or foreclosure process is toxic stress. This type of stress has been shown to increase the risk of developing chronic de- generative diseases such as […]
Peter Russell, Spirit of Now Waking Times The love of money is the root of all evil. — 1 Timothy 6:10 Why do people value money so much? There is, after all, nothing very attractive about grubby pieces of paper, dirty metal discs, or digital records in a database. Money gives us the ability to obtain […]
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times In today’s America, debt is a regular part of life. It drives our economy and enables our culture. Due to the expense of higher education, rising cost of living, consumerism, and the ongoing dollar crisis, it is becoming evermore difficult to live in the United States without accruing considerable […]
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Imagine changing your life in such a way that you drastically reduce your debt, rid yourself of clutter and make a statement against consumerism! Super-size Me Over the last six decades, industry and emerging culture have over-inflated the American dream. What started as a vision of modest comfort has […]
Konstantin Eriksen, Guest Writer Waking Times Today I’d like to talk about a subject that I’ve been thinking about for many years and to share my current thinking on the topic: What is freedom? The reality is that no matter how much I thought about the meaning of freedom and how much I read about it, […]
Laura Gottesdiener, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times Occupy Homes MN supporters march down Portland Avenue to reclaim a vacant foreclosed house in Minneapolis. Photo credit: MrBrownPhoto.com via Occupy Homes MN. “We are about to take this house over, okay?” shouted Reneka Wheeler, speaking slowly and emphasizing each word as she stood in front of a […]
Z, Contributing Writer Waking Times The cosmos will always be greater than our microcosmic perspectives can possibly allow, but allow it we must. “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” –Mark Twain “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent… It is […]