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John Whitehead: 10 Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up To Tyranny

Re-posted from Activist Post:

Sunday, June 28, 2015

10 Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny

By John W. Whitehead

Until they become conscious, they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled, they cannot become conscious.— George Orwell… 2,433 more words


Stand with the Apache: No mining on sacred land!

Note: The attack on tribal sacred lands has gone overboard with corporate entities attempting to desecrate ancient sacred sites, while stripping every last resource available. Please join me in standing with the Apache in one BIG HELL “NO” to Congress in handing over Oak Flats to “foreign” a mining company. 589 more words

Environment And Oceans

We don't yet live in a post-discrimination country

Last week, after the SCOTUS ruling legalizing same sex marriage, a gay person of my acquaintance on Facebook posted how happy she was that her daughter “won’t have to see her family face discrimination in her lifetime.”  I reread this post incredulously several times.   650 more words


Being Woke

Thought I’d write a quick post on why I chose the name of my blog. Perhaps this should have come first – but I didn’t feel the need at the time and it’s here now. 564 more words


▶ Gay Marriage Victory Is Not About Equality

Uploaded on Jun 26, 2015

Queer activist Yasmin Nair says that the fight for gay marriage was driven by an elitist, conservative movement.


Media for the people!   81 more words

Civil Liberties


On her website, Bree Newsome describes herself with a collection of hyphens: “Writer – Director – Producer – Singer – Songwriter – Activist – Consultant – Speaker.” Today she alphabetized that list and moved “Activist” to the front. 698 more words


Whaling - time to stop it, permanently!

Please, one person can make a difference!

 The Icelandic whaling fleet is about to leave port to hunt and kill 150 endangered fin whales. We’ve come close to shutting down this barbaric operation before and now we have a chance to end it for good. 676 more words