By Andrea Ballestero In 2012, Costa Rican social movements halted a Canadian corporation from going forward, with the approval of the government, to construct the first open pit gold mine in the country. Also in 2012, despite their intense mobilization, … Continue reading →
By Kathleen Oberlin Despite much activity within and around the institution of science, for scholars and activists alike a central question continues to linger: what else or who else do science-oriented movements target…and, increasingly, how should they go about doing … Continue reading →
by Peter Rugh. The mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 young school children and seven adults (including the shooter himself) has not only reignited the debate over gun control in the United States, but also a discussion over how communities deal with madness in their midst. Adam Lanza showed signs of mental illness […]
by Tom Emanuel. In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, there is little doubt that the gun violence debate in the United States has radically changed, with proponents of gun control and mental health care gaining greater acceptance. Even those calling for an end to violence in the media have found a more […]
by Peter Rugh. On Tuesday morning, as New Yorkers were beginning to vote, 60 polling stations had been either destroyed or turned into emergency shelters. Above the same waters that had flooded many of the city’s coastal neighborhoods a week before, I and other Occupy movement activists hung a banner at the midpoint of the […]
by Joan Donovan. Anniversaries, like today’s one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, bring about pangs of nostalgia as we remember what was and what we could have been. After participating in numerous Occupy protests (while continuing my graduate studies in sociology) this past year, reading the Situationists’ accounts of the 1968 occupations movement makes this […]
“If you are doing the right thing for the earth, she’s giving you great company.”
? Vandana Shiva
The post “If you are doing the right … appeared first on Metta Center.
“I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy… http://t.co/0H46YHD5
The post “I believe Gandhi is the only … appeared first on Metta Center.
The post http://t.co/HcrthGo8 http://t…. appeared first on Metta Center.
Syria: Lamp in the Storm http://t.co/bu2I06Qi
The post Syria: Lamp in the Storm http:… appeared first on Metta Center.