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Peace is founded upon freedom, education, social justice, economic power, and human rights.
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The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets

The Geography of Happiness According to 10 Million Tweets | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it
The happiest city in America is Napa, California -- and the saddest all swear too much.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 21, 2013 6:35 PM

Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Utah, Vermont--congratulations on being the happiest states according to a Twitter metric.  Louisiana, I'm just sad typing that you are the saddest of all states. 

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The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform (Episode I)

The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform (Episode I) | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

By Dan Archer and Adam Bessie, Truthout

 

"Education is the civil rights issue of our generation," presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced in a recent press conference, where he also claimed that our public schools are in a state of "national emergency." Former Governor and former Bain Capital CEO Romney is now portraying himself as a civil rights hero, fighting against systemic racism and inequality that provides American children a "third world education." And the cause of this emergency? It's not the foreclosure crisis, persistent unemployment, nor the 21 percent childhood poverty rate - after all, the multimillionaire, who made $27 million in 2010, is "not very concerned about the very poor," as they're already taken care of. Rather, this grave civil rights injustice has been inflicted by excessively powerful "special interests" and "union bosses" that put their needs in front of the poor, minority children. And Romney plans to be the 1 percent's very own Martin Luther King Jr., a "champion of real education reform in America."

 

Welcome to other side of the looking glass, and into the Bizarro world of so-called "education reform" - an upside-down universe in which up is down, left is right and multimillionaire CEOs are civil rights heroes championing social justice, while public school teachers are corrupt fat cats, maintaining a status quo which oppresses students in poverty and racism.

 

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Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones - CBS DC

Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones - CBS DC | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft.

 

Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate.

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Mexican Farmers Block Monsanto Law to Privatize Plants and Seeds

Mexican Farmers Block Monsanto Law to Privatize Plants and Seeds | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

By ALFREDO ACEDO, Nation of Change

The proposed modifications promote a privatizing model that uses patents and “Plant Breeders’ Rights” (PBR) to deprive farmers of the labor of centuries in developing seed.”


Progressive small farmer organizations in Mexico scored a victory over transnational corporations that seek to monopolize seed and food patents. When the corporations pushed their bill to modify the Federal Law on Plant Varieties through the Committee on Agriculture and Livestock of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies on March 14, organizations of farmers from across the country sounded the alarm. By organizing quickly, they joined together to pressure legislators and achieved an agreement with the legislative committee to remove the bill from the floor.

 

What’s at stake is free and open access to plant biodiversity in agriculture. The proposed modifications promote a privatizing model that uses patents and “Plant Breeders’ Rights” (PBR) to deprive farmers of the labor of centuries in developing seed. The small farmers who worked to create this foundation of modern agriculture never charged royalties for its use.

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NASA scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery

NASA scientist: climate change is a moral issue on a par with slavery | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

by SEVERIN CARRELL, The Guardian, via The Raw Story

 

Averting the worst consequences of human-induced climate change is a “great moral issue” on a par with slavery, according to the leading Nasa climate scientist Prof Jim Hansen.

 

He argues that storing up expensive and destructive consequences for society in future is an “injustice of one generation to others”.

 

“The situation we’re creating for young people and future generations is that we’re handing them a climate system which is potentially out of their control,” he said. “We’re in an emergency: you can see what’s on the horizon over the next few decades with the effects it will have on ecosystems, sea level and species extinction.”

 


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James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change | Video on TED.com

My former boss:

TED Talks Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change.
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Managing a Mediation Process: Web Handbook | United States Institute of Peace

Managing a Mediation Process: Web Handbook | United States Institute of Peace | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

The web version of Managing a Mediation Process allows readers not only to view and search the full text of the handbook but also to link instantly to more detailed resources, including analyses, educational materials, tools, and news.


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International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2012

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May 2012 | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

"This year’s theme for International Day for Biodiversity (May 22nd) is Marine Biodiversity | http://t.co/7RoKTjpH #biodiversity #oceans..."

Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). Designation of IDB 2012 on the theme of marine ecosystems provides Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and everyone interested in marine life, the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and increase practical action.

 


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Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues | Internews

Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Journalists Reporting on Gender and Human Rights Issues | Internews | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

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Video: Transmedia for Social Documentaries

Video: Transmedia for Social Documentaries | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

Very interesting topic of transmedia storytelling and media convergence: expanding the use of film or social change.


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UC Berkeley PACS 164A Introduction to Nonviolence - Lecture 01

PACS 164A: Introduction to Nonviolence - Fall 2006. An introduction to the science of nonviolence, mainly as seen through the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi...
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Universal Peace Garden

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By Patrice Palmer


This "Universal Peace Garden" collage is my newest work of art, created on Polyvore this morning.

What do you do to bring peace?

The eight grey butterflies represent the seven continents and our ocean/atmosphere. The beings on our planet are subject to rights abuses and lack of freedom. The earth is subject to tremendous environmental predation and degradation. This is a war against each other and our own world. I think of peace as a universal right, so I imagined other worlds whose sentient beings gave up war in order to bring peace to their world. Their worlds became mandalas of peace, with their beings free. The leaves are a heart mandala that looks somewhat like the partly folded wings of a butterfly. I used this because one must love absolutely to set all beings free and transform our world; to create peace. The dark stems are a reminder of the dark path of war. The "War is Over" sign is an homage to all those who stand up for each other, our world, and thus, for peace. The curved background grid represents the universal space-time continuum. You are the hand that can choose to bring peace.

This collage work of art is copyrighted, all rights reserved to Patrice Palmer, 2012.

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Brazilian President Vetoes Parts Of Controversial Rainforest Law

Brazilian President Vetoes Parts Of Controversial Rainforest Law | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

By BRADLEY BROOKS, The Huffington Post

 

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a line-item veto Friday to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the nation's benchmark law protecting the Amazon rainforest – a veto the government said would prevent increased deforestation.

 

Environmentalists were not satisfied because they had called for a veto of the entire bill, known as the Forest Code, saying any weakening of the law would put the world's largest rainforest at risk. Government officials said the partial veto went far enough to keep Brazil on track in its efforts to quell the destruction of the Amazon and other biomes.

 

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Oil and Water | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Oil and Water | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

By ELISE WOLFE, Earth Island Journal

 

In the far reaches of Alaska and Canada, past seemingly endless lichen-covered tundra and pebble-strewn shores, the North American continent dips into one of the world’s most extraordinary environments: the Arctic Ocean. Here, untamed seas and a horizon of ice form an irreplaceable and rich seascape at the top of the world, a unique ecosystem that few people even know exists.

 

Today, proposals to vastly alter this seascape are underway. The US federal government is moving to open some 83 million acres of Alaska’s seas for oil and gas development. Two of the areas proposed for fossil fuel extraction – Bristol Bay and Lower Cook Inlet – are well known as tourist and fishing destinations. The others, the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, are relatively unknown.

 

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The Danger in School Spending Cuts

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By BILLY EASTON, The New York Times (The Opinion Pages)

IN most states, top-ranked high school seniors are shoo-ins to attend their local state universities. But that’s not how it goes in New York these days. In one recent, glaring case, the valedictorian of a rural school district outside Rochester was rejected by a nearby State University of New York campus — not because her grades were too low, but because her high school didn’t offer the courses needed to compete for college admission.

 

Such stories are becoming increasingly common across New York State. Poor school districts are being forced to cut electives, remedial tutoring, foreign languages and other programs and services to balance budgets. Many schools in less prosperous areas face what the state commissioner of education calls “educational insolvency.”

 

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Videos - Businessweek: 12-Year-Old Attacks Banking System in Econ Lesson

12-year-old Victoria Grant gives a lecture on the Canadian banking system and how the country should pay off its debt

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

 

In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book "Start With Why" -- a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change.

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Animation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This animation brings all 30 articles to life using different techniques, from pen and ink to digital animation.

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The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process, and How to Avoid Them « how to save the world

The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process, and How to Avoid Them « how to save the world | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

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Gabi Witthaus's curator insight, August 5, 2013 10:23 AM

This post by Tree Bressen is a couple of years old, but contains timeless advice on consensus building for facilitators and mediators.

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Environmental Pollutants Linked to Obesity | Organic Connections

Environmental Pollutants Linked to Obesity | Organic Connections | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)—a man-made chemical that resists heat, water, oil, grease, and used in making common household and industrial items such as non-stick pots and pans—appears to be a factor in the obesity epidemic.

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Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide.
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Conference in London: Human Rights and the Protection of the Unempowered and the Dispossessed

Conference in London: Human Rights and the Protection of the Unempowered and the Dispossessed | Peace, Liberty and Justice for All | Scoop.it

The Universal Peace Federation and Women's Federation for World Peace invites you to the European Leadership Conference

‘Human Rights and the Protection of the Unempowered and the Dispossessed’, taking place on June 15th to 16th 2012, House of Lords, London.

Information and inquires: http://www.uk.upf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=441:human-rights-and-the-protection-of-the-unempowered-and-the-dispossessed-june-15-16-london&catid=36:peace-and-development&Itemid=58


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