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opednews.com Headlined to H2 7/10/12

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We've made a commitment to progressive, left of liberal content and viewpoints and that's cost us readers.


July is turning out to be a very rough month for fundraising for Opednews. We've only raised half of what we should have for the month. Can you help by making a donation or becoming a paying, premium member of the site?

It's odd. do a google search for "liberal news" and opednews.com comes up first. But I don't think we're a liberal site. I think we're left of liberal and being left of liberal has a price. It has cost us readers. That's ok. And we do come up first when you do a search for "progressive opinion."

A scene at Zuccotti Park's Occupy Wall Street. The young people are not settling for liberal ways of doing things.

Back in the sixties, when he was a "Freedom Rider" John Lewis was persuaded to edit out some words from a speech he gave in Washington-- to tone it down. These are some of those words:

"To those who say be patient and wait, I say that patience is a dirty and a nasty word."

"Both the democrats and republicans have betrayed the principles of the declaration of independence."

Opednews is not patient. It speaks from the position that both republicans and democrats are both selling out the middle class. That loses us readers. We think it is the only way we can go. We think that we need anti war and peace and justice and eco-activism more than ever, while we have a Democratic corporatist president.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also (more...)

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