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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, 2013. In June, 2015, the combined views on her articles, diaries and quick link contributions topped one million. She was particularly happy that her article about Bree Newsome removing the Confederate flag was the one that put her past the million mark.

Her art in a wide variety of media can be seen on her YouTube video, "Visionary Artist Meryl Ann Butler on Creativity and Joy" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcGs2r_66QE

A NYC native, her response to 9-11 was to pen an invitation to healing through creativity, entitled, "90-Minute Quilts: 15+ Projects You Can Stitch in an Afternoon" (Krause 2006), which is a bestseller in the craft field. The sequel, MORE 90-Minute Quilts: 20+ Quick and Easy Projects With Triangles and Squares was released in April, 2011. Her popular video, How to Stitch a Quilt in 90 Minutes with Meryl Ann Butler can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrShGOQaJQ8

She has been active in a number of international, arts-related projects as a citizen diplomat, and was arts advisor to Baltimore's CIUSSR (Center for Improving US-Soviet Relations), 1987-89. She made two trips to the former USSR in 1987 and 1988 to speak to artists, craftpeople and fashion designers on the topic of utilizing the arts as a tool for global wellbeing. She created the historical "First US-Soviet Children's Peace Quilt Exchange Project" in 1987-88, which was the first time a reciprocal quilt was given to the US from the former USSR.

Her artwork is in collections across the globe.

Meryl Ann is a founding member of The Labyrinth Society and has been building labyrinths since 1992. She publishes an annual article about the topic on OpEdNews on World Labyrinth Day, the first Saturday in May.

On Feb 11, 2017, Senior Editor Joan Brunwasser interviewed Meryl Ann in Pink Power: Sister March, Norfolk, VA at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pink-Power-Sister-March--by-Joan-Brunwasser-p*ssy-Hats-170212-681.html

"Creativity and Healing: The Work of Meryl Ann Butler" by Burl Hall is at
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Burl and Merry Hall interviewed Meryl Ann on their BlogTalk radio show, "Envision This," at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/envision-this/2013/04/11/meryl-ann-butler-art-as-a-medicine-for-the-soul

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Franca Rame 1962 (cropped) Saturday, March 25, 2017 (4 comments)     

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What's in a Name? Sexism. Chauvinism. Discrimination. An Italian Facebook group dedicated to discovering street and place names in Italy which honor women has expanded its search to the entire globe. The number of places named for women is discouragingly out of proportion, but this group is making an heroic (or, perhaps, heroine-ic) effort to change that.

Trump posters in East Village (detail) Friday, March 10, 2017 (13 comments)     

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Presidential P*ssy Grab Poster (Photos) In his blog, Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, Jeremiah noted that on Tuesday night, "someone slathered the East Village with posters of the President of the United States explaining his method of sexual assault." The posters were quickly removed, but not before Jeremiah got photos.

Mindfullness Meditation Woman Happy Space - Credit to homethods.com/ Wednesday, March 8, 2017     

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Global Women's Meditation: March 8 at 7 pm local time Join in the Global Women's Meditation at 7 pm on March 8, International Women's Day

Valarie Kaur, a Sikh, talks about the future and acceptance of different races, people, etc... Valarie Friday, March 3, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Storyteller for Social Change Award-winning filmmaker Valarie Kaur is a civil rights lawyer, media commentator, educator, activist and Sikh interfaith leader. Sikhism is a faith which inspires a commitment to social justice. Kaur founded the Revolutionary Love Project to champion "the ethic of love in an era of rage," and calls herself a "Storyteller for Social Change." Here she tells it like it is in a stunningly inspirational five minutes:

Bernie Sanders' BRILLIANT Response To Trump's Speech To Congress Bernie Sanders isn't buying what Dona Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (11 comments)     

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Bernie Sanders Responds to President's Speech to Congress In this response to the president's speech to Congress, Sanders addresses what was not said, as well as what was said. He also notes that as a result of the surge in citizen activism, the Republicans do not seem to be as "cocky" as before, about destroying citizens' benefits.
Series: Bernie Sanders (27 Articles, 127148 views)

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Gerrymandering's Insidious Power: Why Redistricting Matters Gerrymandering has subtle but treacherous power: it allows the party in power to draw the lines of voting districts to serve their own interests, instead of serving the interests of constituents. In effect, the legislators choose their voters, instead of the voters choosing their legislators! Here's how Virginia is working on fixing it.

Image from Twitter User aaaisela Monday, February 27, 2017 (4 comments)     

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned at the Oscars Everything I Need to Know I Learned at the Oscars:

Giraffe! Saturday, February 25, 2017 (6 comments)     

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Live Cam: Laboring Giraffe About to Give Birth April is a 15-year-old giraffe about to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY. She's had four calves, this is her fifth. At the time of this posting over 60,000 of her fans are watching the live cam and cheering her on.

The Power of Three: A Quilt Challenge by the 'QUUilters of the  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond. Thursday, February 23, 2017     

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Quilt Activism at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival Quilters have had a history of activism, stitching their positions on everything from abolition to women's suffrage into their quilts. And among the art quilts and prizewinners at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, contemporary quiltmakers addressed Black Lives Matter, the Occupy movement, Standing Rock, and more:
Series: Quilting and Fiber Arts (10 Articles, 25125 views)

Hands Off Social Security! Friday, February 10, 2017 (47 comments)     

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Redacted Tonight: Former Sanders Staffer Wants To Create A New Party With Bernie Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp interviews Nick Brana, Sanders' former national political outreach coordinator. Brana explains why drafting Sanders to lead a new political party, the People's Party, is feasible. He cited the meteoric rise of the Republican party, which emerged in 1854, had its first president, Lincoln, elected just 6 years later, and dominated the national political scene for nearly three quarters of a century.
Series: Bernie Sanders (27 Articles, 127148 views), Redacted Tonight (1 Articles, 2504 views)

Sean Hannity Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Hannity Calls Out Do-Nothing GOP Sean Hannity angrily calls out the do-nothing GOP Congress: "I'm putting you Republicans on notice. Get your heads out of your asses and start serving the American people and start fulfilling the promises that you made years ago in 2010, 2014..."

OEN Senior Editor Marta Steele, Managing Editor Meryl Ann Butler and Editor-in-Chief Rob Kall attending the Sister Giant Friday, February 3, 2017 (19 comments)     

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Progressive Politics Weds Spirituality at Sister Giant Conference Editor in Chief, Rob Kall, Managing Editor Meryl Ann Butler and Senior Editor Marta Steele are attending Marianne Williamson's Sister Giant event. This conference of approx 1700 people, with hopeful participants turned away at the door sue to lack of space. We've heard exciting, hopeful, unifying presentations on spirituality in politics.
Series: Sister Giant Conference 2017 (2 Articles, 2009 views)

Illustration from Book Fiesta!"ยจ by Pat Mora, inset Rafael Lopez Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Transforming the Urban Landscape: An Interview with Artist Rafael Lopez Rafael Lopez is a muralist and illustrator whose artwork has changed both the urban landscape and the landscape of children's literature. His newest book beautifully depicts how anyone can change the environment they live in for the better.
Series: Art & Creativity (19 Articles, 44528 views)

Bernie Sanders Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (7 comments)     

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Sanders to Headline Sister Giant Conference in DC, Feb 2-4 Progressive community leaders who are slated to speak on the intersection of politics and spirituality at the Sister Giant Conference in Arlington, VA, Feb. 2-4, include: Sen.Bernie Sanders, Dennis Kucinich, Zephyr Teachout, Pramila Jayapal, Rabbi Michael Lerner and Rev. Dr. William Barber.
Series: Bernie Sanders (27 Articles, 127148 views), Sister Giant Conference 2017 (2 Articles, 2009 views)

Women's March on Washington 01.21.17 (cropped) Monday, January 23, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Women's March: How to Join in the Next Step Over 5 million people around the world, including over a million in Washington DC, came together to raise a unified voice. Womensmarch.com notes, "But our march forward does not end here. Join us in launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days."
Series: Feminine Rising (14 Articles, 34929 views)

Sister march, Norfolk VA. 01.21.17 Sunday, January 22, 2017 (6 comments)     

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HERstory was made: Sister March in Norfolk, VA The Sister March in Norfolk, VA, had approximately 2,000 participants in an exciting and peaceful, uplifting march. Photo essay.
Series: Feminine Rising (14 Articles, 34929 views), Norfolk / Tidewater Area Virginia (3 Articles, 3481 views)

Joan of Arc WW1 lithograph (detail) Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (16 comments)     

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Sister Marches: Saturday Across the US & Around the World Following in the tradition of the multitudes of women who have passionately worked for equal rights, Saturday's Women's March on Washington and her sister events around the US and the world promise to add voices to the ancient song. Find a march near you.
Series: Feminine Rising (14 Articles, 34929 views)

AFGE Activist Joins Senate Presser on Shutdown's Impact on Veterans' S Monday, January 16, 2017 (4 comments)     

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Inauguration: To Attend, or Not To Attend, That is the Question Who's attending, who is not, and why does it matter?

Meryl Streep's Changing Looks | InStyle.com Monday, January 9, 2017 (5 comments)     

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Twitter Streepstorm After Meryl Calls Trump Out at the Globes The twittersphere lights up with tweets about Meryl Streep's Golden Globe speech. Here are a few:
Series: Sheros (21 Articles, 35719 views)

FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL FILM DI ROMA '09 Sunday, January 8, 2017 (18 comments)     

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Meryl Streep Elegantly Disses Donald in Golden Globe Speech (Video) Meryl Streep elegantly dissed The Donald and what he stands for without even mentioning his name at her Golden Globe speech tonight. (Video)

View at the intersection of Ocean View Ave and First View Street, facing north. Chesapeake Bay can be seen at left, hist Saturday, January 7, 2017 (7 comments)     

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Helena Frosts Historic Ocean View Beach (Video) Helena has hit the historic coastal Ocean View area of Norfolk, VA with high winds and more snow than the area has seen in a long while. Local videographer Paul Unger posted this video of pre-dawn and mid morning shots of the blizzard in this funky and friendly beach town. Most of the images are along Ocean View Ave., which runs along the beach and the Chesapeake Bay.
Series: Norfolk / Tidewater Area Virginia (3 Articles, 3481 views)

Tim Black Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (9 comments)     

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Tim Black: Why Social Justice Warriors are Useless Tim Black is the passionate voice of progressive reason. He spouts smart, no-frills opinion that matters. Today he addressed the issue of Social Justice Warriors. Insights worth listening to. But don't take my word for it. Find out why Social Justice Warriors aren't helping anything in Tim's brilliant four-minute rant:
Series: Tim Black (4 Articles, 3499 views)

Sanders Meets New Hampshire Seniors by Michael S. Vadon Saturday, December 17, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Survey: Did you want Sanders for Pres? BernieThinkTank.com is offering a survey to gather information on how Sanders supporters feel about the election.
Series: Bernie Sanders (27 Articles, 127148 views)

Barack_Obama_and_Susan_Collins_in_the_Oval_Office.jpg: Barack Obama and Susan Colli Friday, December 16, 2016 (26 comments)     

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Is Susan Collins our best choice for President? Stephen Dinan, CEO of The Shift Network, offers this intriguing surprise ending to the 2016 Presidential Election Debacle: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) for President. She has been described as "one of the last survivors of a once common species of moderate Northeastern Republican...(she) is considered a bipartisan and centrist member of the Republican Party, and an influential player in the U.S. Senate."

Joe Walsh: Trump 'acting like a third grader' The ex-congressman who threatened to Thursday, December 15, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Tea Partier Joe Walsh Blasts "Treasonous" Trump Former Republican Congressman and Tea-Partier, prominent conservative radio host Joe Walsh, called Trump out in an interview with Brooke Baldwin on CNN. Walsh characterized Trump's attacks on the intelligence community after release of information about Russian hacking of the election, as verging on treason.

Hamilton Electors on The Electoral College Elector Bret Chiafalo discusses the rol Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (74 comments)     

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Electoral College's Job is to Protect U.S. From a Demagogue The Electoral College was created as a fail-safe emergency break that was meant to protect the country from a demagogue. Elector Brett Chiafalo says, "You may think that the Electoral College is supposed to rubber-stamp the winner of the election. That is not the case. In fact that is the opposite of what the Founders intended. They intended for us to subject the winner of the election to exhaustive scrutiny, and if the candid

Replace Insecure https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Efef3Lnu_Mo/mqdefault.jpg Sunday, December 11, 2016     

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Slovenia Amends Constitution, Declares Water a Human Right Slovenia has amended their Constitution in order to protect their water supply from predatory commercialization by declaring it "a public good managed by the state" and "not a commodity." Their Prime Minister called water "the 21st Century's liquid gold." They may be trying to protect themselves from people like Nestle's former CEO Peter Brabeck, who has said that water is not a public right and should be privatized. (video)

Constitution in the National Archives Sunday, December 11, 2016 (32 comments)     

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We the People Demand a New Vote Myra Slotnick's change.org petition, We the People Demand a New Vote, was posted on Saturday, and by Sunday, had over 45,000 signatures.

US Vets came forth and asked for forgiveness from the First Nations people. There was not a dry eye in the room. Friday, December 9, 2016 (15 comments)     

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Miracle at Standing Rock Veterans and Water Protectors at Standing Rock: If you weren't watching between the lines carefully, you might have missed the most important miracle in the last couple of centuries-- the beginning of healing the soul of America.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views), Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views), Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views) (View All Series)

Marijuana_Plant_03.JPG: Marijuana Plant 03 Tuesday, December 6, 2016     

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Elections that Went to Pot: It's a Good Thing! The good news from the November 2016 elections is that more Americans will have access to medical and recreational marijuana. We've invited Norma Eckroate, the author of the groundbreaking book, "The Medical Marijuana Handbook: A Patient's Guide to Holistic Healing with Cannabis" to weigh in on why so many people are, for the first time, flocking to this natural herb as a healing solution.
Series: Health & Wellbeing (9 Articles, 64721 views), Plant-Centered Diet (8 Articles, 15833 views)

Snow at Standing Rock We will not leave regardless of how many eviction notices Go Friday, December 2, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Winter & Vets come to Standing Rock: News and Video Updates Updates on Standing Rock: video of first snow at Standing Rock, veterans have deployed themselves to Standing Rock to uphold the Constitution, and an opportunity to join in worldwide prayer support of the Water Protectors.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

A Twitter Card Friday, December 2, 2016     

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Veterans Deploy to Standing Rock: Twitter Updates Veterans arrive at Standing Rock to support and protect the Water Protectors: Selected Tweets.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

Sacred S Thursday, November 24, 2016 (17 comments)     

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Giving Thanks: 5 Ways to Help Standing Rock Heroes Today, a day set aside for giving thanks, seems like an excellent day on which to honor and thank the heroes at Standing Rock. Here are five suggestions for actions to take:
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

Image from Twitter User MaggieDay55 Monday, November 21, 2016 (10 comments)     

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Standing Rock Atrocities: Twitter Updates When the MSM does not do its job, the People become on-the-scene journalists, covering atrocities perpetrated on an unarmed group of Americans.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

Still from Livestream Sunday, November 20, 2016 (15 comments)     

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NEWSFLASH: Livestream of Attack on Standing Rock Water Protectors The peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock are being attacked. Kevin Gilbertt has been livestreaming the attacks since approx. 10 pm Eastern time on his Facebook page. Facebook commenters report that the temperature is around 26 degrees and the water protectors are being attacked with water cannons.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

Chester UK's cathedral with filter Thursday, November 17, 2016 (13 comments)     

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A Post-Election Sanctuary Experience My first day out after Election Day wasn't until the weekend, due to recovering from oral surgery. But I was all out of applesauce, almond milk and nondairy pudding, so I went grocery shopping. And remarkable things happened.

Dakota Access Pipeline Day of Action, Norfolk VA Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (2 comments)     

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No DAPL: Dakota Access Pipeline Day of Action Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution called for a NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline) day of solidarity action and rally on Nov 15, across the nation. Here's how one community in Virginia showed support.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

Collaged illustration by Meryl Ann Butler from Public domain image Monday, November 14, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Some days I want to whack my friends on the side of the head Both sides of the current post-election debate are holding on blindly to their self-righteous sliver of perspective without any willingness to entertain the possibility that someone could have a different, yet still valid, viewpoint. There are 359 other degrees of perspective out there. Try one-like this viewpoint from a female, Muslim immigrant who voted for Trump.

Visions of Change,  Prismacolor pencil Sunday, November 13, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Change or no change? Post-Election Comfort for a Friend Here's my response this morning to a Facebook friend who posted a weary and frustrated post, ending with "Nothing has changed." From where I sit, I see change...it's a little hard to identify the details since everythig seems to be in a chaotic clusterf*ck right now. But things have changed...

Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp Saturday, November 12, 2016     

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The Good News Of The Election (video) In Redacted Tonight's election week special, Lee Camp plays the "Blame Game," analyzing who bears the blame for the "humiliating and deplorable results of the election." Wait 'til you see who he places in the number one position! Camp and cohorts keep you laughing while also focusing on what was good about this election, including an excellent rundown of positive outcomes in many state ballot measures. (video)

Tim Black (still from video below) Friday, November 11, 2016     

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Powerful Progressive Perspectives: Tim Black & Jonathan Pie (videos) Some stunning words of insight and wisdom regarding the election results, from two powerful progressive voices.
Series: Tim Black (4 Articles, 3499 views)

Wolf Blitzer, Bernie Sanders (wiki) Friday, November 11, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Sanders' First Interview Since Election In Bernie Sanders' first public interview since election night, he talks with Wolf Blitzer. Of course Blitzer angles for sensationalism when he prods Sanders not once, but twice, asking if Bernie thought he would have beat Trump. Listen to what Bernie says!
Series: Bernie Sanders (27 Articles, 127148 views)

L-16-04-06-A-189_%2826210547901%29.jpg: L-16-04-06-A-189 Thursday, November 10, 2016 (15 comments)     

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From Elizabeth Warren: the President-Elect Donald Trump won the Presidency under a Republican flag. But Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress -- and their way of doing business -- were rejected -- rejected by their own primary voters, rejected during the campaign, and rejected in Tuesday's election. Regardless of political party, working families are disgusted by a Washington that works for the rich and powerful and leaves everyone else behind.

Wishing peace Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (7 comments)     

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A More Positive Perspective on Elections and Life What can we do to extricate ourselves from this depressing political quagmire? OpEdNews visits with NY Times bestselling author Pam Grout for a unique perspective.

Water Protectors at Standing Rock Monday, November 7, 2016     

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They Shoot Journalists, Don't They? Terrorism at Standing Rock Journalist and citizen activist Erin Schrode was peacefully filming an interview with a Standing Rock Water Protector when she was shot in the back with a rubber bullet by militarized police onsite. Rubber bullets, in spite of their relatively benign-sounding name, can cause death or severe injury.
Series: Standing Rock (15 Articles, 42717 views)

Liberty and Freedom for All Monday, November 7, 2016 (22 comments)     

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Doom and Gloom, Elections Loom, and How to Come Up Shining This election cycle from Hell has made many Americans feel that they have been painted into a corner. And maybe that's not so bad, because the only way out of that corner is up. Here are some ideas on how to extricate ourselves.

Elevate the Vote Monday, November 7, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Meditation Flashmobs Planned for Election Day Elevate The Vote is activating synchronized flashmob meditations at polling stations across the United States on Election Day, Nov 8th, at 3 pm Pacific Time, 6 pm Eastern Time. Over 21,000 people in every US state, and in +20 countries, have already registered to meditate to "raise the vibration of the U.S. Election."

Greg Palast's "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" Sunday, November 6, 2016     

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View Free Now: Palast's "Best Democracy Money Can Buy" View Greg Palast's complete film, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," for free until 2 am on election night. The film features Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Ed Asner and Willie Nelson.

Lifting the US Election ~ WORLD MEDITATION Join millions of people on Nov. 6th at Sunday, November 6, 2016     

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Election Worldwide Meditation, Sun. Nov. 6, 7pm NY Time The Lifting the US Election World Meditation, Sunday November 6, 2016, 7:00 p.m. New York Time. This is a synchronized meditation to lift the energy of the upcoming presidential election.

My vision of the earth during worldwide meditation Sunday, November 6, 2016 (20 comments)     

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Visions of "Lifting the US Election" My amazing experience and vision when I meditated at 7 pm NY time on Sunday Nov 6, along with millions around the world in a 15-minute synchronized meditation focusing on "Lifting the US Election."

Tim Black Freedom Friday Nov 4, 2016 Saturday, November 5, 2016 (5 comments)     

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Insights from Tim Black's Call-in Show Nov 4 Progressive News with Tim Black's bottom-up style call-in show, Freedom Friday, included some sparkling gems from Tim, as always, and several great call-in comments, on Friday Nov. 4. One is transcribed, here.
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Baseball.jpg: Baseball Friday, November 4, 2016 (10 comments)     

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The Cubs and the Magic of 108 108 was a magic number even before the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, ending the "longest championship drought in North American professional sports." The win came 108 years after their last pennant win in 1908. The Cubs' 2016 win came in the 10th inning with 8 runs. Was it coincidence or destiny?

Positive Music Enhances Wellbeing Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (6 comments)     

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Need a Dose of Positivity? November is Posi Music Month at emPower Music & Arts, and not a moment too soon, considering the current political environment. Take the "Posi Music Challenge" by listening to only positive music for the month of November and see how your life changes for the better! And you get two free music downloads every day of the month. You can't lose anything but your negativity.
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NaNoWriMo logo Friday, October 28, 2016     

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What's NaNoWriMo? Your Story. 30 Days. Try it. Stories matter. That's the premise behind National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which began in 1999, and occurs annually in November. Participants commit to pounding out 1200 words a day, and a surprising number of them end up with NY Times bestsellers.

Dreamcatcher Farm Sunday, September 11, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Horse-Power: Healing from 9-11 I was raised in New York, and my elementary school buddy, Tommy, grew up to be a horseman and wonderful writer. His musings on 9-11 are stunning and poignant, and I share them here, with permission, from his blog, "a monthly series of reflections of my horse-related experiences at our small horse facility in suburban Long Island, NY, which we call Dreamcatcher Farm"

How would it make YOU feel? Thursday, September 8, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Atrocities at Standing Rock: What We All Can Do I observed the Labor Day weekend events at Standing Rock in horror, where our unarmed Native brothers and sisters are standing down to protect the purity of water for the whole land. Men, women and children have been maced, attacked with dogs, and have had to watch their sacred and archeologically significant buriel grounds and ceremonial sites get bulldozed into oblivion by a pipeline company determined to rape Mother Eart
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Sacred Stones Camp at Standing Rock, Sept 8, 2016. Thursday, September 8, 2016 (15 comments)     

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Newsflash: Sacred Stones Camp at Standing Rock - Photos & Update OEN's Georgianne Nienaber is back onsite at the Sacred Stones camp at Standing Rock. Her internet connection is unpredictable but she has been able to get these photos to us, so our readers can have an intimate view of the camp. Georgianne tells us what is going on now:
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A Twitter Card Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (11 comments)     

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Emergency Federal Hearing After Destruction of Sacred Native Sites After the allegedly unlawful destruction of Native sacred sites over the holiday weekend, a federal judge ordered an emergency hearing for Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 3 pm in the Federal Courthouse, Wash DC. The losses of important archeological and sacred items were described as "devastating." The sites were in the direct path of the proposed Dakota pipeline.
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Blair Mountain Fighting Monday, September 5, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Labor Day and the Bloody Battle of Blair Mountain An infamous landmark event in American Labor history, the Battle of Blair Mountain. Heard of it? Few have.

Talibah Begay Monday, September 5, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Travesty at Standing Rock: Destruction of Sacred Sites Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network explains the details behind the incidents on Saturday and Sunday at Standing Rock, in which Dakota Access bulldozed sacred graves and ceremonial sites. Apparently the holiday weekend was chosen so that the sites, which were in the direct path of the pipeline, could be destroyed before the business week when an injunction could have been forthcoming.
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