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In the 1500+ cream-of-the-crop TED and TEDx videos that make it to TED.com, Derek Sivers’s 3-minute breakdown of How to Start a Movement is the 32nd most viewed. His story is simple and hilarious: A shirtless man’s ridiculous (and very public) dance solo turns into an all-out, jam-packed dance party in a matter of seconds.
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By guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.…Continue
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"Between 2004 and 2010, Egyptian workers led over 3,000 labor protests, strikes, and other demonstrations."
Since the age of seven I wanted to play the guitar, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that I learned my first chord -- and an important life lesson.
Two years ago, I was sitting in my second…Continue
It’s been a great year at how-matters.org! I am invoking a “shut down” for the holidays as of today and will return on January 15th. Why the big break?
Because there are ideas to be flushed out, plans to be finalized, proposals to be finished, reflections and connections to be had.
2011 has been a “shake-up” year. With the Arab awakening in North Africa and the Middle East and the emergence of the Occupy…Continue
Hearing a lot of grumblings about the younger generation over the last couple of weeks, e.g. “those darn junior staff” “those darn occupiers”. So I wanted to offer a poem I wrote inspired by them for today’s poetic pause.
“They do not know their place.”
But they speak now, offer thoughts and opinions and saving graces,
only often without the grace.
“Let us be blind and ignorant.
“Let us be free and fair and found”
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This week I re-entered an aid “institution” after five years of working with small foundations and local groups.
After just two short days, I can’t help but be reminded of why I left.
I am once again surrounded by smart, driven, committed people. But unfortunately they are largely a group of people who are also exhausted, overwhelmed, and discouraged by fighting while propagating the very organizations in which they serve. From my still outsider’s perspective, it’s as if the…Continue
An article about one of the programs I run, the Mothers Empowering Mothers program was published today in the Seattle Times. Unfortunately, anti-immigrants comments have already been posted. Considering the tragic news from Norway today, I feel a need to re-post a link to a TEDx talk about…Continue
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Many people who know little or nothing about Laal’s evolution question the practicality of building socio-political movements through music and poetry. Too obviously, there is some truth to this skepticism; music, in its essence is a language constructed on notes and percussion. Revolutionary movements on the contrary are political-economic-social movements that are led by oppressed classes to overthrow a system of exploitation. However, revolutionary movements are…Continue
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Followers of the nonviolent Pashtun movement known as Khudai Khidmatgar Movement (Servants of God) are marking 23 years since the death of their legendary leader, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. In addition to celebrations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, peace gatherings, discussions, and seminars are being held in Europe, United States, and the Middle East to pay tribute to a beloved leader who admirers say dedicated his life to social, political, economic, and cultural…
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This week in conflict...
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