Featured Articles: 2011 Activism and Politics

December 22, 2011
the past is pulling me back and the present pushing me forward Contemplations on Occupy Seattle, I often feel that I have so little to offer to the movement. I am not as brave or steadfast or selfless as so many of you. I want to share some...
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December 18, 2011
  About a year and half ago I left the corporate ad world of Manhattan in search of something more.  I had already planned a trip to London for my cousins wedding, so  I decided to rent out my apartment in hang in Europe for a...
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December 18, 2011
(Follow Ethan on facebook and twitter) I was moved to read this story about Pancho Ramos Stierle, the meditator arrested at Occupy Oakland, who also faced the possibility of deportation after his arrest. This picture of him and a friend being...
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December 15, 2011
Understanding Buddhism involves studying its texts, which range from bizarre or outdated to intense, poetic, profound and silly; looking at it’s transformation as it traveled throughout Asia and to the West; considering how teachings have...
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December 14, 2011
What if all your heart ever did was break? What if it broke open so wide the whole world fell in?
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December 14, 2011
"The issue here is much more than financial reward:  Most people never get the opportunity to be meaningfully involved in the working of the system."- Max DePree
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December 13, 2011
Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear. What does it mean that success is as dangerous as failure? Whether you go up the ladder or down it, your position is shaky. When you stand with your two feet on the ground,...
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December 9, 2011
by Patrick Groneman (Follow Patrick on Twitter) Origianally Posted on the Huffington Post (12/9/2011)
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December 8, 2011
Lately it's been difficult to write about Occupy Wall Street both for lack of time (what with all the marches, rallies, and meetings) and also because there's so much to say.  It's hard to know where to start.  There are a...
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December 3, 2011
Since March, at least 11 Tibetan nuns and monks have set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese repression  
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December 1, 2011
"Love is not just a feeling, it is what happens when we give each other our face and our attention... It's the reason we're going to win"
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November 30, 2011
"Her visit is a way for the United States to assess the sincerity of the Burmese military regime’s commitment to human rights and democracy..."  
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November 23, 2011
I am so happy about starting up the Seattle Interdependence Project. I imagine a space where people can come to learn to work with their minds as I did a few years ago at IDP NYC. I am excited to be able to share this with the city that has...
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November 22, 2011
Yesterday was my turn to lead the daily meditation so I got to Liberty Plaza around 3:15pm.  There were two lines of police barricades all around the park but I was already used to it.  I walked around till I found the sanctioned...
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November 17, 2011
"...the root meaning of the word radical is just that...the root or origin of something. To be radical is therefore to go to the root of something. Radical is a method or approach to "knowing"...going beyond surface manifestations...
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by Brian
November 16, 2011
This week ID Project founder Ethan Nicthern interviews David Loy and Michael Stone as they discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement as it relates to Buddhist Practice and Philosophy. This is the second of a two part interview.
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November 10, 2011
Occupy Wall Street can look like many different things to different people.  It can look inspiring – wow, here are at all these people trying to do something positive for the world!  Or it can look frightening – ew, what a...
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by Brian
November 10, 2011
This week ID Project founder Ethan Nicthern interviews David Loy and Michael Stone as they discuss the Occupy Wall Street Movement as it relates to Buddhist Practice and Philosophy. This is the first of a two part interview.
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November 9, 2011
  I loved this article, "An Open Letter From Buddhists and Yoga Teachers in Support of the Occupy Movement." this week, if you get a chance check it out, sign it, and pass it around.  I couldn’t have written this better...
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November 4, 2011
It’s quoted on coffee cups and bumper stickers everywhere because, of course, Mahatma Gandhi was right. Social justice starts with being the change you want to see in the world.
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November 1, 2011
Saturday afternoon at Occupy Wall Street It’s snowing and raining, hard, three days before Halloween. Thanks, Global Warming (causing extreme weather patterns).
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October 28, 2011
Consciously or not, the Occupy movement has done something truly radical: from the beginning, they have followed the principles of meditation. All of the components of the meditative attitude are reflected in Occupy Wall Street, and they have...
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October 24, 2011
Dear All, Over the past month, the Occupy Wall Street demonstration has created a unique and powerful forum for social change. Based on the principles of inclusivity and consensus-based decision making, the organizing process of the movement...
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October 21, 2011
In a his post on The Interdependence Project's Blog about Occupy Wall Street, Michael Stone quotes the philosopher Slavoj Žižek, who spoke to the New York Occupiers at Zuccotti Parkon October 9:
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