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October 1st - CODE PINK / Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Benjamin is the author of eight books. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by US drone strikes. Contribute at: Www.CodePink.Org See Medea Speaking Truth to Power: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUL660tPpnE
Paul Richmond is an artist, activist, and storyteller. His work often incorporates elements of pop culture, politics, and his own experiences as a gay man. You can see all of his work, purchase some prints and more at http://paulrichmondstudio.com. His latest series, War Paint, explores ideas of identity and masculinity through expressive, figurative paintings of men covering their bodies with paint. He enjoys working with models who have made important or interesting contributions to LGBT culture, and he's painted everyone from Jack Mackenroth to Perez Hilton. Many of the "gaylebrity" models were a part of his Cheesecake Boys series, a gay/male spin on classic pin-up art from the 40's and 50's.
When he's not painting, he is busy with a non-profit organization that he founded with his childhood art teacher called the You Will Rise Project. Their mission to empower young people who have experienced bullying to speak out through the creation of uncensored artworks. He was bullied horribly as a kid and having a creative outlet made all the difference. He does free workshops for young people, a mentorship program connecting college artists with bullied high school students, a special project last spring called Art For Michael in support of an 11 year old boy who attempted suicide after being bullied for his love of My Little Pony, and a new social media photo campaign called #SelfieRespect. Visit: http://youwillriseproject.com.
Him and his husband are involved with the fight for marriage equality as well. They were married a year and a half ago with a group of 24 other LGBT couples who rode a bus to Washington DC and had our ceremony in front of the Supreme Court building just days before DOMA was repealed.
Jane Elliott is an American former schoolteacher, recognized most prominently as an anti-racism activist and educator. She is also known as a feminist and LGBT activist. Elliott created the famous "blue-eyed/brown-eyed" exercise, first
done with third-grade school children in the 1960s, which later became the basis for her career in diversity training.
The exercise was conducted the day following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The purpose of the exercise was
to try to teach her students the effects of being a minority. Her exercise, and the subsequent controversy, became the basis for the television documentaries Eye of the Storm (1970) and A Class Divided (1985). Elliott was also recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education and many other awards.
DAVY: "It's been almost 2 years since Pete Eyre, Copblock founder told me I could no longer write for CB, and then banned me, after I called him out for refusing to remove comments an individual named Justin Bainter was posting on the CB site, detailing my home address, as well as my children's schools, etc. Justin Bainter is an obsessed, very disturbed individual who has been stalking me and my children for well over 2 years now. Bainter is friends with several Rochester, NY Police officers, and as a result has the support and backing of the RPD. I have been a passionate community activist against police misconduct and corruption for the past 20 years.
Before that, I accompanied my dad, the late Mario Vara, also an activist against police corruption in the 1980's. Since Pete Eyre banned me from Copblock, Justin Bainter has continued his twisted behavior. Some of you will be interested to know that Justin Bainter runs a new Facebook page called EXPOSING COP BLOCKERS. What an irony. Pete Eyre supported this individual threatening my family, including my minor children, and now Justin Bainter is leading an attack on Copblock, its contributors, and anyone who stands up against police misconduct and corruption."
In this week's podcast we explore the truth about the mlitary industrial complex, the true cause and effect of war, the lies we are being told, and the cover ups that have stagnated humanity's self actualization. We will also look at the solutions to end once and for all the destruction of our Earth and humanity and bring peace to our world. Old systems are disintegrating making room for new systems built on love as the foundation. You are either a part of the solution or a part of the problem, pick what part you would like to be on.
Mike Bond writes socially-conscious thrillers inspired by his real-life experiences. His Aloha State thriller, SAVING PARADISE (Mandevilla Press) played a role in stopping the Big Wind and the Inter-island Cable Project in Hawaii. This project would have destroyed major parts of Molokai, Lanai and Maui. In addition to drastic environmental and social effects on all three islands, it would have had a catastrophic impact on whales, dolphins and other ocean species including endangered monk seals and turtles.
Bond, a Maine native, has also been active in Maine environmental issues, creating http://savingmaine.org/ to raise awareness about the potential dangers industrial wind development might pose to Maine’s environment.
Mike Bond is a bestselling novelist, environmental activist, war and human rights correspondent and award-winning poet who has worked in many remote, dangerous parts of the world. His critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for what is good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiracies of international politics and multinational corporations, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.
For more information visit: http://mikebondbooks.com/
The World Interfaith Harmony Week begins on February 2nd. As we continue our series on Islamic and Christian understanding, we’ll start the harmony celebration early with Dr. Frank Kaufmann, founder and president of Filial Projects, director of the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP), editor-in-chief of Dialogue and Alliance, and editor-in-chief of The New World Encyclopedia. He has worked in more than 65 countries, including many in conflict-ridden and violent environments, and engaged 500 international scholars for New World Encyclopedia. Frank was nominated for the Guru Nanak Interfaith Award, along with other luminaries like the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Peace missions include work in Israel and Palestine, Croatian Refugee Camps, the Eritrea-Ethiopia border, Hindu-Muslim conflict zones in India and Kashmir, revolutionary centers of southern Philippines, the Gulf, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere.
Join us for what promises to be a warmly personal program as Frank shares his experiences with truth seeking, and God finding, along with inspiring tried by fire relationships with religious leaders which began in conflict and ripened into deep love and respect.
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The program will explore how the Dances of Universal Peace can help to open the way toward conflict resolution. Over more than 45 years, the Dances of Universal Peace have traveled to as many as 50 countries, and more than 200 circles meet regularly in North America alone. The Dances help to bring people together in the spirit of understanding, cooperation, and peaceful co-existence, and help to awaken enduring peace in the hearts of all participants.
Adam Burke is a Certified Dance Leader and is in his 6th year serving on the Board of Directors of the non-profit org, Dances of Universal Peace North America, which serves the United States and Canada. Adam leads twice-monthly Dances in the Phoenix area and has led Dances, Kirtan and other sacred music as part of Peace gatherings and holiday celebrations at camps and retreats across the Southwest, Mid-West, Hawaii, and as far away as India.
Spiritual Dance and Walk
Is it really possible to find deep, inner, perfect peace in the midst of a world of chaos? Come with me and search for the secrets of deep and inner spiritual peace. There is a peace that passes understanding .. if we search for it with all of our heart in the right place.
Welcome to the revolution! On this weeks show I will breakdown the history of Islam and their prophet. Is ISIS and the Muslim brotherhood a shining example of all Islam? We will use the Quran to see exactly where this religion comes from and then we will answer the question..Is all of Islam a religion of peace or war? Please join me for this super informative show. Thursday at 8pm.
Join us on November 25th at 8 pm Eastern as Katherine Josten, artist and founder of the Global Art Project for Peace discusses how local communities from across the globe actively join together to promote peace through art. Hear how this work inspires personal and social evolution through creativity and learn how you can participate in this project with thousands of others to share your own artistic expression of friendship and peace to form a Global Community.
Katherine Josten is an artist, educator, speaker and Founder/Director of the Global Art Project for Peace, a multi-cultural celebration of peace and diversity that has involved 130,000 participants in 85 countries on seven continents. The mission of the Project is to joyously create a culture of peace through art. Nominated for a UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, the Global Art Project for Peace gives people in local communities an opportunity to join together to form a cooperative Global Community.
Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation and facilitation services, conflict coaching, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Stephen is a nationally recognized expert on how to maintain your performance under pressure and the Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Taskforce on Safety in ADR.
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Sister Jenna welcomes Brent Hunter to the America Meditating Radio Show!
"Building a bridge from war to peace, from the present to our common future, for the benefit of all world citizens... one person at a time." - Brent Hunter
Brent Hunter is an author, IT professional with certifications in knowledge management and project management. He is a social media pioneer who, in 1994, founded the first intentionally global online community called The Park growing it to more than 700,000 members in 190 countries. Brent is the author of The Pieces of Our Puzzle, which provides a holistic synthesis of the world's major schools of psychology, Nuggets of Wisdom and More Nuggets of Wisdom. His latest award-winning book, The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace has been endorsed by the Dalai Lama, two NY Times bestselling authors and numerous other prestigious luminaries. Visit www.therainbowbridge.org
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