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Rojava: the Revolution Now

In the Heart of Syria’s Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges. [Editor: As the capitalist system collapses, this is the kind of society we need to create in … Continue reading

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Get Engaged! Submit Your Beautiful Noise

ENGAGE! IS THE DHARMA OF CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT, social, scientific and spiritual. Our mission is to bring about awakening through the exploration of our deep interconnectedness, our interbeing with the phenomenal world. … Continue reading

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They Travel the Spaceways: Reflections on Afrofuturism, Music and Zen Buddhism

They Travel the Spaceways: Reflections on Afrofuturism, Music and Zen Buddhism by Henry T. Blanke  Great Black Music: Ancient to the Future; Art Ensemble of Chicago In the Harlem that … Continue reading

2020/10/24 · Leave a comment

Buddhism and Social Justice

Can Buddhism change society? Celebrating the 64th Dhammachakra Pravartan Day, the Conversion of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- October 14th 2020.  (Editor: On September 20, 2020, I became a Mitra of … Continue reading

2020/10/17 · Leave a comment

Walk Free To End Slavery

29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery: report Edith M. Lederer  Published Saturday, October 10, 2020 TANZANIA — A new report estimates that 29 million women and girls are … Continue reading

2020/10/10 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Buddhist

Japanese Buddhist monk and make-up artist seeking LGBT+ equality in Japan. BEH LIH YI REUTERS / October 10, 2020  During a sheltered upbringing in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, gay Japanese monk Kodo … Continue reading

2020/10/10 · Leave a comment

Communes in Rojava

Editor: This post explains the system of communal democracy that is being worked out day by day in the independent settlements of Rojava, Northern Syria. COMMUNES – THE BUILDING BLOCK … Continue reading

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Not A Monolith

By Hakeem Jefferson and Alan Yan Originally published in fivethirtyeight.com Oct. 6 2020 How The Two-Party System Obscures The Complexity Of Black Americans’ Politics Joe Biden has encountered a number of awkward moments … Continue reading

2020/10/07 · Leave a comment

Bring the Noise

Henry T. Blanke Bring the Noise: The Pleasures of Musical Cacaphony What does someone mean when they say of some music that it sounds like noise. Usually, it just means … Continue reading

2020/10/06 · 2 Comments

Oligarchy v. Grassroots

Editor: George Monbiot presents his theory on how oligarchs—the world’s richest and most powerful economic and political actors—have learned how to use media and democracy to persuade the poorest to … Continue reading

2020/09/29 · Leave a comment

Rojava: the Revolution Now Video Summit

You can read Abdullah Ocalan’s thesis on Democratic Confederalism for free here: http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=EA0E80F74CB21A50D02D7F36882DB54F

2020/09/26 · 2 Comments

From Boomer to Zoomer

Editor: this article from Buddhist Door Global is an in-depth look at Buddhist practice among Gen Z, here called the Zoomers. It implies, among other things, that the ubiquitousness of … Continue reading

2020/09/23 · Leave a comment

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