“The Price on Everything Is Love”: How a Detroit Community Overcomes a Lack of City Services
Kevon Paynter: A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs, from healthcare to food access, that are going unmet by local government agencies. ... Decades of economic and population decline, a depleted tax base, and critically underfunded city services have forced Southwest Detroiters to self-organize, establishing a local network of goods and services to fill in for missing city services. The result is a range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts, like DHEO (Detroiters Helping Each Other), that seek to address broader needs that are going unmet by local government agencies. ... It’s spreading love through giving with the hopes that the people they’re helping out—if they catch someone else who’s on hard times—that they pay it forward...
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Jul 20, 2018, 4:12pm
Besa: Creating a Culture of Peace
César Chelala: Religious intolerance is at the core of many current conflicts worldwide. Creating a culture of peace, therefore, necessitates respect and cooperation among different religions. Can a level of understanding be reached would make peaceful relations possible? ... During World War II, as Jews were being persecuted by the Nazis, they found refuge in Northern Albania. More than 2000 Jews were protected by the locals, who risked their own lives in doing so. ... only two countries in Europe, Denmark and Albania, refused to cooperate with the Nazis ... Besa is an Albanian cultural concept that means “to keep the promise” and “word of honor.” ... Besa means also taking care of those in need, protecting them and being hospitable. Both Catholic and Muslim Albanians participated in this effort....
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Jan 5, 2018, 9:33am
Me and Muhammid Ali
In Memoriam: Muhammid Ali: His ability as a boxer can be disputed. His brashness can't be denied! But his stand against the War in Vietnam and identifying himself as a Conscientious Objector was the defining moment of his life and that of a whole generation! And for that we should all be grateful. It took real courage to fight that fight - and to win. Yes, he ended up being lauded as a hero though it took many years and then mostly for his abilities in the ring. But we should never forget that standing for principle is itself its own reward. May you rest in peace - you deserve it! And for your stand - You Are The Greatist! (This article was written two years ago on May 15 - "International Conscientious Objector Day.)
Jun 4, 2016, 11:13am
Peace One Day 2011
Peace One Day is a UK based organization that is asking the people of the world to create a moment of global unity on September 21, which is the United Nations-designated International Day of Peace.
Sep 21, 2011, 5:19pm
Winter Solstice Dedication 2010
12 Prayers For Peace: Native American, Buddhist, Baha'i, Sikh, Native African, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Shinto, Jainist, and Zoroastrian. (Reprint)
Dec 21, 2010, 10:40am
WE ARE THE NEW CIVILIZATION
WE ARE THE NEW CIVILIZATION
We are here.
We are waking up now, out of the past, to dream a bigger dream.
Feb 13, 2010, 4:15pm
"Drill, Baby, Drill" debunked as "Burn, Baby, Burn the Planet"
When Republican Sarah Failin and her titular senior running mate McPain chant
"Drill, Baby, Drill," or, for that matter, the wiser and more honest Barack
Obama is in favor of more offshore drilling,
Feb 11, 2010, 12:06pm
Surround Barack Obama With Protective Energy
"To everyone concerned about the integrity of our nation, and especially supporters of Barack Obama, I suggest we make a point of regularly sending protective energy his way...We are capable of much more, and limited only by a mind that creates limits because of limited imagination. (Reprint from June 2008 and now more than ever true!)
Nov 4, 2008, 11:07am
One good mental health instruction is to go back to the last time you were really happy and try to recreate that feeling and that moment now. So from us to you - the sixties: Turn On, Tune In, Drop out! (Previously published as Suggestions)
Oct 6, 2008, 3:07pm
Inside Britain's Happiest Eco-Town
The Independent, UK: Never mind solar panels and protesters – one new low-carbon development is designed above all to build a sense of community. Donnachadh McCarthy finds peace and love
Feb 6, 2008, 9:46am
Wake Up - It's 1967
Man - you must have drifted off after that last doobie. What happened to you.
Shit - I had the worst dream - 40 years had passed and we were living in a police state.
Apr 1, 2007, 4:56pm
A LOVE-Haight relationship
"The influence of the love-driven flower-power attitude can be felt in lots of ways these days, particularly in a more tolerant, wide-open society. That's a big difference. In the late-1960s and early '70s, the long-haired weren't necessarily safe just standing on the side of a country road.
Feb 14, 2007, 10:30am
London Sightseeing & The Anti-War Movement
A visit to London on May 8 brings us to Parliament Square where we see Brian Haw anti-war protest movement leader and supporters while at the same time the British government secures a ruling to close it down. But the protest continues and so too the story
May 27, 2006, 4:21pm
Thank You, Jane
Jane Fonda came to the Tattered Cover Lodo bookstore in Denver, Colorado on Monday, May 16 to promote her autobiography "My Life So Far".
May 21, 2005, 3:43pm
Earth Day: Looking Back To Look Forward
Here are some "oldies but goodies" from the 1960's "Flower Power" generation that are worth considering again!
(This is a reprint from a 2002 article.)
Apr 22, 2005, 9:49am