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Media Not to Miss: A Path Appears-Upcoming PBS Series plus Half The Sky-Bestselling Book

A Path Appears, from the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, follows intrepid reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States as they uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, as well as the effective solutions being implemented to combat them. The four-hour series will air on PBS as a special presentation of Independent Lens
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Book Recommendation: The Short Path to Enlightenment

“Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity.” —Adyashanti In transparent, jargon-free language, Paul Brunton makes truly accessible the essence of modern and traditional sudden-awakening teachings (Advaita, Zen, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, etc.). He calls them “Short Path” teachings: A simple recognition, a brief moment of grace, can make what seemed like a far- off spiritual goal actual here and now. The Short Path to Enlightenment abounds with inspiring, reliable pointers for how to cultivate these moments. More Info…
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Global Frackdown: Communities across Canada demand a stop to fracking

From rabble.ca by Emma Lui Last week, over 300 events were organized in 34 countries for the Global Frackdown, an international day of action initiated by our U.S. allies at Food and Water Watch to ban fracking. Leading up to the Global Frackdown, the Council of Canadians released a poll that revealed that 70 per cent of Canadians want a national moratorium on fracking. The poll included a regional breakdown and found that even nearly half of Conservative voters, 87 per cent of NDP voters and 78 per cent of Liberal voters support a moratorium on fracking, The Green Party
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How Bolivia Leads The Global Fight Against Climate Disaster

From Popular Resistance by Richard Filder We are “ecosocialists” because the climate crisis now bearing down on us is the major issue facing the world’s peoples. It threatens the very survival of human life. It is directly caused by capitalism as a system. The alternative to capitalism is socialism, and our socialism must reflect the centrality of climate crisis in our thinking and actions. On a global scale, Bolivia is punching way above its size in drawing attention to this crisis and formulating answers to it — within the limits of its situation as a small landlocked country in South
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