From Me to We: True Love Is a Process of Humility

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

–by Thich Nhat Hanh A community of people walking together on a spiritual path has a great deal of strength; its members are able to protect each other, to help each other in every aspect of the practice, and to build the strength of the community. There are many things that are very difficult for us to do on our own, but when we live together as community, they become easy and natural. We do...

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Occupying Tension

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012

By Noah Fischer (appearing in Occupy Love) After we were evicted from Liberty Park, I spent the early hours of the morning struggling in the streets of Lower Manhattan with a few hundred disoriented and angry people. Cops in riot gear were turning the streets into a maze of steel barricades. We tried to unify our scraggly numbers and rally, but it became gradually clear that the police had the...

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At U.N. Happiness Summit, A Coal Pile in the Ballroom

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

By Charles Eisenstein I spent the day last Monday at the United Nations by invitation of the Bhutanese government (along with about 600 other guests). The event was called “High Level Meeting on Well-being and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm.” I thought, “It must not be very high-level if I am invited.” Nonetheless, there I was among 600 activists, economists, NGO workers,...

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#GrowOccupy – Why Occupy Will Never Be Co-opted

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012

#GrowOccupy – Why Occupy Will Never Be Co-opted

There has been a great deal of talk in the Occupy movement around the fear of co-optation. The latest round of debate has been around the 99% Spring movement. Adbusters has sounded the alarm with the cry “#DefendOccupy.” The basic premise of the current debate is whether MoveOn.org is a bogeyman that is stealing the ideas of Occupy for its own ends, which some claim are as a “front...

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Be Love ~ In Memory of Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012

Be Love ~ In Memory of Kumu Raylene Kawaiaea

In March of 2012 the planet lost a precious beating heart – beloved Hawaiian elder Kumu Raylene Ha’alelea Kawaiaea. Nova Ami and I were honoured to spend time with her, and interview her for Occupy Love. We will always be grateful for the wisdom and love she shared with us. Thank you Joel Levey and Michelle Levey for bringing her into our lives. In this video Kumu sings a chant of...

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