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'It is Our Duty': Grannies Arrested for Protecting Arctic from Oil Drillers

A fearless band of grannies faced down police officers and semi-trucks early Tuesday as they led a direct action blockading the entrances to the Seattle Port terminal where the Shell Oil's Polar Pioneer drilling rig is moored.

The Pathology of the Rich White Family

The rich white family is cursed with too much money and privilege. It is devoid of empathy, the result of lifetimes of entitlement. It has little sense of loyalty and lacks the capacity for self-sacrifice.

Oak Flat Protesters Plan March on Washington to Protest Apache Land Grab

Native American protesters from around the country will gather in Washington en masse in the third week of June to seek repeal of a law that a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece termed “a new low in congressional corruption.”

EarthTalk: Do Animals Have Legal Rights?

Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.

Exposing Cruelty in Nursing Homes, Factory Farms, Daycares Now a Crime in North Carolina

Despite opposition from a wide range of groups, including AARP, veterans, journalists, and animal welfare advocates, North Carolina lawmakers have overriden the governor’s veto of their ag-gag bill.

The Things A Black Kid Is Often Taught Not To Do That His White Friends Can Do Are Heartbreaking

Clint Smith, an amazing educator and writer, shares “the talk” that black kids all across America hear from their parents.

Seasoned Investigative Journalist Exposes Inside Strategies to Censor News

Beware: There’s a 90% chance your news stories are fabricated.

All I Really Need to Know About EMF I Learned After My Wife Got Sick

Humans are electrical beings composed of cells that have been proven damaged by much, much lower levels of RF than you would experience in your typical coffee shop or elementary school.

Awake: The Life Of Yogananada, Screening In Worcester

Reserve your movie ticket before May 18 to bring this special film to Showcase Cinema Worcester North.

What Kind of World Do You Want to Live In?

Most of us don’t believe we have the ability to change the whole world or even our own lives. Yet, if we are to break free from the collective human suffering that holds each of us prisoner, that’s exactly what we have to do...

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary Grand Opening

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary celebrates the protection of a beautiful and peaceful 45-acre tract of natural land. Recently opened, the sanctuary experience is now available to the public free of charge.

Bringing Cannabis Out Of The Shadows And Into The Light: An Interview With Cannabis Reform Leader Steve DeAngelo

Steve DeAngelo is the owner of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CA, which offers a unique industry business model as one of the largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the country.

The World Is Getting Healthier

According to key findings of the World Health Organization, May 2014, much progress has been made towards reaching the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals.

Embracing the Spirit of Change with our Latest Website Evolution

Free online calendar and directory listings on the new Spirit of Change website launching September 1, 2014.

Black Guy Breaks Into A Car

So this explains a lot about our prison population. Clearly, stereotypes play a role...

Congress Introduces Landmark Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

In April, Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., introduced the Humane Cosmetics Act, a landmark bill to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals.

Vermont Votes For GMO-Labeling

On May 8, 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law legislation making Vermont the first state in the nation requiring mandatory labeling of food containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients...

Lessons Learned on Winning the GMO Labeling Vote

An eater voting with Monsanto is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders...

All Economies Are Local

If communities want to enjoy the benefits of a robust economy, each municipality must become a high performing, self-reliant economic engine operating on four cylinders...

Taking Action Fends Off Global Indifference

One in five children will go to sleep hungry tonight in the United States. Most of us respond to hearing facts like these by turning away, closing off, thinking our training inadequate, our power too small...

Halting Smart Meter Installation in Massachusetts and Beyond

In January of this year, Governor Patrick announced that the state will pour millions of dollars into “demand response systems” that will advance a mandate to install wireless so-called “smart meters” in Massachusetts...

Northeastern States Pursue Regional GMO Labeling

While big GMO labeling initiatives were defeated recently in both California and Washington states, over 30 states currently have GMO labeling laws winding their way through the legislative process...

Abortion Rates Decline

Between 2008 and 2011, the national abortion rate declined by 13 percent, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute that will be published in a...

They Came For Our Children

Canada’s attempt to stamp out Aboriginal cultures failed, but the legacy of that long-standing effort remains...

Energize Your Local Economy

The age-old merchant model of doing business with your neighbors and banking with an institution that actually keeps your money in the community is making a comeback.

Local Business Success Organically: Living Earth and EVO Dining

Through four decades of expansion and change, including the addition of Sano natural foods café and a second story of health practitioner offices upstairs, Living Earth has dedicated itself to providing healthy shopping choices...

The Discrimination That White Americans Will Never Know

Educating Americans about the historical inequities and atrocities inflicted on African Americans entrusts everyone, especially those in the medical profession, with the responsibility to afford dignity and respect to every individual, regardless of race.

6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover

From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps and new demands, according to Eric DeLuca of the National Cooperative Business Association, is going to be, "There's a co-op for that."

Musings: The Glorious Color of Local Economy

Small business owners value your business. They go the extra mile in providing personalized customer service because local sales are their life-blood. They give back to the community by sponsoring your town's soccer and Little League teams and town charity events...

Harvard Announces Closure of Primate Research Center

A number of proposed bills are attempting to restrict the use of conscientious or philosophical, religious and medical exemptions to mandatory vaccination laws...
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Daily Astrology

February 18, 2019

Venus’ conjunction with Saturn can sometimes symbolize the end of a partnership or the beginning of a meaningful new alliance. Mentors, students, and karmically connected souls often meet under this alignment. This evening the Sun arrives in mysterious…
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February 2019

Celebrating The Love And Valentine’s Week! Come detox, relax and get your romance or couples readings while you recharge in our sanctuary! We have a fun line up of readers and healers...

Cost: 3 service special - $60, single service- $25

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Unit A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Our outer world is a reflection of what lies within our collective inner worlds. By directing our thoughts in specific, positive ways, we have the potential to guide the world towards becoming a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Three weekly workshops with Ayal will be offered on February 10, 17, 24 from 10:30 to 11:30am In this meeting, we will talk about sleep and remind or teach simple techniques for an easier...

Cost: $20

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough shopping center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction Learn how to tap into your inner well of strength, peace, and ease. Mindfulness, as taught in the MBSR program, is recognized worldwide as the gold...

Cost: Free

Where:
Enlightened Interventions
25 Union St.
Worcester, MA  01608
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Sponsor: The Center for Resilient Living
Telephone: 508-556-7022
Contact Name: Ginny Wholley
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Wednesday, February 20th–Saturday, February 23rd 9am-3pm each day Experience transformation guided by Mother Mary. Through Divine vibration, you will be aligned for quicker healing and...

Cost: $500

Where:
, MA


Sponsor: The LoveLight Center
Telephone: (207) 216-9584
Contact Name: Cheryl Banfield

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Discover how you can release tight muscles and improve range of motion in locked joints in a weekly ESSENTRICS stretch classes led by Raindrop Fisher, certified Essentrics instructor. Raindrop is a...

Cost: $10 drop-in / $100 for 12 classes

Where:
Village at Waterman Lake
Function Room - Chalet Bldg
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI  02828
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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ESSENTRICS with Raindrop is a dynamic, one-hour, slow-movement stretch and strengthening class that uses all the muscles of the body to liberate stiff joints and rebalancing the body so that you...

Cost: $5 donation

Where:
Pascoag Public Library
57 Church Street
Pascoag, RI  02859
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Sponsor: Healthier Fit Lifestyle
Telephone: 401-678-0950
Contact Name: Raindrop Fisher
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This 8 week series in Tai Chi will provide you with everything you need to get started in a personal Tai Chi practice. Just for Beginners—there is no expectation, and no pressure in...

Cost: $137 for 8 weeks

Where:
Spiral Path Connections
218 Boston Street
Unit 104
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Sponsor: The Spiral Path
Telephone: 978-314-4264
Contact Name: Johanna Hattendorf
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With Sherri Snyder-Roche. This yoga workshop will explore self-compassion, self-love and pushing through discomfort to help your recovery process. Recovery from divorce, eating disorders,...

Cost: $95 for 6 weeks or $17 drop in

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 E. Hartford Avenue, Unit A
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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“Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you.” —Krishnamacharya Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the...

Cost: $30 (some hardship rates available)

Where:
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
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Telephone: 617-233-6410
Contact Name: Allen Howell, M.Ed.LMHC
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Great readings at a great rate - only $20 for 15 minutes. Join us for a great day with lots of specials too! Featuring Amit’s Tibetan Singing Bowls and Silver Jewelry Sale!...

Cost: $20 for a 15 minute reading

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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This workshop will be a wonderful and interactive experience for parents and their child. You will:  1. Learn the importance of developing focus through basic mindfulness exercises....

Cost: $40

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough shopping center
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Join us as we herald in the month of love with the archangels! It will be an evening of healing and soul replenishment. Our event will open with a brief message of love and support from the...

Cost: $40

Where:
private office
North Andover, MA  01845


Sponsor: Diana Harris
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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6 Saturdays 10am–11:30am February 23–March 30, 2019 Taijiquan (Tai Chi ) is a healing martial art, using breath and movement together to strengthen the body and quiet...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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