Vic Bishop – The public’s attention will always be directed toward issues which serve the interests of the corporate and political elite.
Phillip Schneider – Argentina is one of the most heavily polluted nations on earth thanks to decades long misuse and abuse of agro-chemicals. People have had enough.
Lance Schuttler – Since the Occupy Wall Street protests in late 2011, the world has seen continued cries for justice, peace and equality.
Christina Sarich – Poland’s largest farmer uprising ever has occurred as convoys of tractors took to the roads recently in protest of GMO infiltration and land grabs by biotech and Big Ag corporations.
Daniel Hunter, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times 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 fact, recent reports have made it so […]
Farron Cousins, De Smog Blog Waking Times On Saturday, October 19th, from Romania to Canada and beyond, protests of varying size took place all over the globe to bring attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The events, part of a worldwide effort by Global Frackdown, are designed to raise public awareness about the environmental and health […]
Barbara H. Peterson, Guest Waking Times 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, just as he did then. In fact, it […]
Gary ‘Z’ McGee – This isn’t about the wealth of an industry or the robustness of our nation’s ability to trade. This is about ecosystems and abundance over ego systems and greed.
Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer Waking Times 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 example of how the tolerance […]
Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society Waking Times 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 officially take place on July 24th, we’ve seen thousands of citizens […]
Heather Callaghan, Guest Waking Times 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 founding fathers – although the […]
Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times 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 idly in the corner waiting […]
Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society Waking Times 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 reveals how the grassroots public has truly had […]
Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times “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 and heart and it is a […]
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times “The will to live life differently can start in some of the most unusual places.” – Pam Warhurst, Incredible, Edible Town Gardening, especially public, renegade gardening, is one of the most important things conscious and awakening people can do right now to affect global change in favor of good health, […]
Ken Butigan, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times 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 the GEO Group, the nation’s […]
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times 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 that they also save money. […]
Gyasi Ross, Indian Country Today Waking Times 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! Many people, non-Native and Native alike, are wondering what the heck is going with their […]
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 […]
Ter Garcia, Waging Nonviolence Contributor Waking Times 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 it is called by the […]
Chris Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times 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 planet, it lowers our collective […]