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Rise Up With Love In 2014

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In 2014 we will rise up like never before. We will rise up with compassion, action, and consciousness.  We will rise up rooted, like trees. We will rise up connected, like mycorrhizzal fungi, a rhizome spreading, cracking, shattering the cold concrete of a consumer culture bent on self destruction. We will rise up symbiotic, interdependent and independent, free thinking and open hearted, throwing our mind body heart and spirit into service to the greatest good in this time of greatest crisis. We will turn the tides, correct the course,...

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Upcoming events with Fierce Love Films

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Upcoming events with Fierce Love Films

We’ve been busy these last few months, attending screenings, workshops, panels – and there’s more to come. Check out our upcoming events over the next two months, and please share widely. NOV 6-7 – VANCOUVER – MERGING MEDIA CONFERENCE – Panel discussions on emerging distribution + alternative financing, and a screening of OCCUPY LOVE. In attendance Velcrow Ripper, Nicole Sorochan and Ian MacKenzie NOV 9 – VANCOUVER – THE ART OF CROWDFUNDING, TYEE MASTERCLASS with Ian MacKenzie. An extended all-day workshop in...

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A World of Peace

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The shift from a culture of war, a culture of domination, a culture of “us versus them,” to a culture of love, a culture of shared power, a culture of “us ” is at the core of our evolutionary journey, and key to our very survival on this precious planet. Peace starts in our hearts, in the hearts of each every one of us. It begins every day, in this very moment, right now, not then, but now ~ as you read this ~ in your very next breath. Push the pause button, and take a few seconds to connect with your breath…a single deep breath...

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Love is a Verb

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‎”I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.” ~ Buckminster Fuller We are all verbs.  Not a one of us a noun. Not one a fixed identity.   Thank you Bucky, for articulating something so critical, so crucial,  so clearly.  The liberating power of this deep understanding is a game changer. Somewhere a few centuries back, we developed the fragmented, Newtonian...

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Science & Spirit: Optimizing Activism

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In this article, guest author ZAINAB AMADAHY  explores the power of positivity as a force of  transformation in the world.  Here at Occupy Love, we are always looking for love in all the wrong places, and finding it.  This is an era of  unimaginable crisis, and  unimagined possibility.  It’s time to start creating the new world, that we know is possible. A world that works for everyone and all life. Nothing less will do.   Be sure to check out Zainab’s brand new book, Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice,...

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AWAKENING THE GLOBAL HEART

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I’d like to offer you an invitation, an invocation, a wake up call.   I’m inviting you – me, we – to celebrate the astounding goodness of our essential beings, the goodness of this gorgeous miraculous unsurpassable earth glittering like a green emerald in the vastness of an incredibly mysterious universe.   I’m inviting us to return to our true journey, to align our hearts and our minds  and even our bellies with the unfolding evolutionary adventure, to break free from these dark dark ages and help to bring in...

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Behind the Scenes of The Occupy Love Premiere in New York City

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Behind the Scenes of The Occupy Love Premiere in New York City

Last month, The Karmic Press infiltrated the premiere of Occupy Love to ask people their thoughts about the Occupy Wall Street movement and how it affected them. “It was everyone getting together, being creative, trying to figure out how to create change.” Thanks again to Cheyenne Burroughs for her work and support. ...

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A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia

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A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia

Cree organizer Clayton Thomas-Muller provides a deeply personal account of a ceremonial healing walk through the broken landscape of Canada’s tar sands. This year’s walk begins July 4. A COUPLE YEARS AGO I was asked by the Keepers of the Athabasca to be Master of Ceremonies for a unique event: the first annual walk to heal the Canadian tar sands. It took place in the region of the most controversial energy project on earth. The idea was not to have a protest, but instead to engage in a meaningful ceremonial action to pray for the healing...

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US Theatrical Tour & Online Launch starts May 3rd in New York City

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coming soon to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle. Over 200 global community screenings in 25 countries and growing! Featuring interviews with NAOMI KLEIN, JEREMY RIFKIN, CHARLES EISENSTEIN, BILL MCKIBBEN and others! New York, N.Y. – Fierce Love Films announces the US theatrical premiere and online launch of Occupy Love starting Friday, May 3, 2013 in New York City with screenings to follow in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Seattle. A feature documentary from award-winning director Velcrow...

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Occupy Love Global Community Screening Launch!

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FIERCE LOVE FILMS PRESENTS THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY SCREENING LAUNCH OF OCCUPY LOVE The inspiring film that illuminates and connects today’s global uprisings Beginning April 11th 2013 In Theatres Starting New York City May 3rd VOD/DVD/Online Starting May 3rd http://www.occupylove.org All over the world – Fierce Love Films announces the Global Community Screening launch of Occupy Love, a feature documentary from award-winning director Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light) that connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social...

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