In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.
Forty years ago a tiny group of antiwar protesters picked locks at the Federal Bureau of Investigation offices in Media, Pa. They stuffed briefcases with confidential documents which they later released to reporters. Their act was brazen and planned with meticulous detail.
In … More
Barbara H. Peterson, Guest
Henry David Thoreau’s essay “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” written in 1849 is as relevant to the times now as it was then. We have a right to stand up and question any institution or individual that claims authority over us, … More
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” –George Orwell
Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer
Having recently celebrated their nation’s independence on July 4th, Americans were invited to recall the spirit of protest, rebellion, and revolution that marks the popular myth of the birth of the United States of America.
The Declaration of Independence still stands as an important … More
The international resistance against Monsanto and the genetic manipulation of the food supply has advanced to an all new level, with countless citizens around the world taking the fight online and partaking in the Monsanto Video Revolt grassroots movement. Though scheduled to … More
Heather Callaghan, Guest
If we’re not laughing, we’re crying, right? It’s hard to find humor when depressing reports constantly assault our psyches by depicting the blatant trampling of our rights.
But being a “rebel” today means different types of battles and fronts than in the days of our … More
Christina Sarich, Staff Writer
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow. ~ Anais Nin
In our stories of ‘once upon a time’ we are like Pinocchio turning back to wood, or like a robot that stands … More
Countless individuals will soon assemble in small and large groups around the nation and the globe alike in protest against Monsanto’s genetic manipulation of the food supply. Organized under the May 25th movement known as the ‘March on Monsanto’, the massive new rally … More
Julian Rose, Contributor
“He who isn’t busy being born is busy dying.” -Bob Dylan
You know the expression, “Rightful Indignation”? Well that’s a fire which we must not put out. “Rightful anger” is a direct extension of rightful indignation. It is a burning sensation in the chest … More
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
“The will to live life differently can start in some of the most unusual places.” – Pam Warhurst, Incredible, Edible Town
Ken Butigan, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
Let’s imagine it’s 2063. Florida Atlantic University’s board of trustees has established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to disentangle the school’s historical support for the for-profit prison system — including its decision a half-century earlier to award its football stadium naming rights to … More
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Smart meters are being deployed by electric companies worldwide, replacing old, yet functioning analog meters, because it gives them a way to interact with the homes of their customers, monitor electricity consumption, and offer “smart home” control and functionality. Oh, and let’s not forget … More
Lately, Native people have taken to the streets malls in demonstrations of Public Indian-ness (“PI”) that surpasses the sheer volume of activism of even Alcatraz and the Longest Walk. There’s a heapum big amount of PI going on right now! … More
Laura Gottesdiener, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
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 … More
Ter Garcia, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
After two years of struggle for housing rights, the Spanish government and the country’s banks have announced an end to evictions for two years in cases of extreme need. Although activists say that this will not stop the “drama of the mortgages,” as … More
Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor
Capitalism is a lower consciousness that serves only the few at the expense of the many. Once lauded as the utopic path to a consumeristic, ‘heavenly’ abundance, it is now clear to most that radical change is due. Not only is it damaging our … More
Will Wooten, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
One year after more than 1,200 people were arrested in front of the White House during two weeks of sit-ins against the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, a coalition of Texas landowners and activists will attempt to physically halt its construction. Led … More
Peter Rugh, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
Occupy Nukes demonstrations were held in towns and cities across the United States on Monday, marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Approximately 140,000 civilians were killed by the bomb, code-named Little Boy, while hundreds of thousands … More