BBC: Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

October 11, 2017 “US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, after it reported he wanted to boost America’s nuclear arsenal almost tenfold. Mr Trump labelled the report…

Conservation Is For the Birds

by Jillian Perrine   “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” –D.H. Lawrence Though the birds do not feel sorry for themselves, I’ve seen enough birds hurting to pity them plenty. When I think about the…

Burning Oneself Out

by Adrienne Rich We can look into the stove tonight as into a mirror, yes, the serrated log, the yellow-blue gaseous core the crimson-flittered grey ash, yes. I know inside my eyelids and underneath my skin Time takes hold of us like a draft upward, drawing at the heats in the belly, in the brain…

CNN: The Las Vegas Heroes Who Stepped Up

“Amy McAslin and roommate Krystal Goddard dived under a table as gunfire rained down on fellow concertgoers in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Eventually, McAslin realized she was being shielded by someone who’d just been shot.   “A gentleman — I don’t know his name — he completely covered me,” McAslin told CNN. “He covered…

Greetings from Hiroshima: Peace Culture Village creates sustainable peace

by Mary Popeo English Programs & Public Relations Director   Greetings, all you conscious activists! My name is Mary and I am honored to have the opportunity to correspond with you all. A Boston native with a background in anti-nuclear activism, I am now working at Peace Culture Village (PCV), a non-profit organization (NPO), international…

About the Authors: Mary Popeo

As a student at Boston College, Mary had two opportunities to visit Japan. During her trips, she conducted independent research on Hiroshima, interviewed 25 people familiar with nuclear issues, interned at the World Friendship Center, participated in the World Conference Against A & H Bombs, and helped organize the YMCA’s International Youth Peace Seminar. Returning…

Activist of the Week: Henry David Thoreau

What better activist to feature this week than the author of “Civil Disobedience”? Before we get into the profound works of Henry David Thoreau (HDT), let’s back up and look at his early life. Life Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was born in Concord, Massachusettes, a place where he would end up spending most of his…

INTO: Trans Missouri Teen Ally Steinfeld Killed, Misgendered in Early Reports

September 27, 2017 “A Missouri teen who was brutally murdered and whose body was found earlier this month is also transgender, according to her own social media posts. Seventeen year-old Ally Steinfeld’s homicide was covered in several outlets, but her trans identity was not mentioned, though some local media did allude to the fact that she went by…