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Meet the Woman Behind #BlackLivesMatter—The Hashtag That Became a Civil Rights Movement

Alicia Garza and two friends first tweeted #BlackLivesMatter to spark a conversation after the death of Trayvon Martin. Three years later, their hashtag has become a movement.

Supreme Court Delivers 'Transformative Triumph' for Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday issued a historic 5-4 ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, sparking instant celebration and declarations of triumph, as well as reminders from many in the LGBTQ community that the road to freedom is long, and this issue is just "the tip of the iceberg."

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies that are crucial to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, handing a major victory to the president.

As Nation Mourns Racist Murders, Flag of Hate Still Flies over South Carolina

While the US Supreme Court on Thursday made clear that state governments have the right to control their own speech, outrage abounds over what South Carolina chooses to say.

'Stand With Charleston': Communities Across Country Rise Up for Black Lives

In streets, faith spaces, and community centers nationwide, people are honoring the nine lives taken in this week's white supremacist massacre.

Racist Policing After Church Massacre? White Suspect Is Returned By Private Plane

Even in this tragedy, mainstream media doesn’t see it.

Pope’s Climate Letter is a Radical Attack on the Logic of the Market

What makes Pope Francis and his 183-page encyclical so radical isn’t just his call to urgently tackle climate change. It’s the fact he openly and unashamedly goes against the grain of dominant social, economic and environment policies.

Men’s 70’s Fashion Ads You Won’t Be Able To Unsee

If laughter is the best medicine, you’ll get all the healing you need right here.

'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...
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Daily Astrology

February 18, 2020

Changes continue. Before sunrise the Moon enters dutiful Capricorn, the crowded sign already hosting Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. The morning hours feel super energized, fueled first by a lunar conjunction with Mars and later, a trine to Uranus…
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February 2020

Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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January 19th, February 16th, March 8th by appointment only. Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) to balance body, resolve leg length discrepancies, reduce back, shoulder, knee, hip pain and reduce stress...

Cost: $65 to $145

Leapin' Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME  04101
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Sponsor: Leapin' Lizards
Telephone: 207-221-2363
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With Anna DeWitte Mondays—starts 1/27 Our next new class! Join Anna (one of our recent grads) for her mild heat class! The temperature will hover around 80 degrees which helps to loosen...

Cost: $17

State of Grace Yoga & Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Sponsor: State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Discover Beauty. Discover Goodness. Discover Yourself. Your soul’s gifts are waiting. Breathe. Find stillness. The spark you need to ignite your life is here, within. Max Meditation...

Cost: $15

Modern Mystery School Boston
132 Charles St
3rd Floor
Auburndale, MA  02466
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Sponsor: Modern Mystery School Boston
Telephone: 617-694-0994
Contact Name: Jordan Bain
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Automatic & Channel Writing — Class 1 of 3 Discussion of channel writing and then spending the rest of the class practicing writing. Getting comfortable writing either with paper and...

Cost: At door $20; online reg. $15

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
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In celebration of Pediatric Dentistry Month and recognizing children’s oral health as a foundation for life-long health, join us for a free, fun and informational evening about how holistic...

Cost: Free

The BioMed Center New England
111 Chestnut Street
Ste 1
Providence, RI  02903
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Sponsor: The BioMed Center New England
Telephone: 833-8BIOMED
Contact Name: Admin Desk
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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: $40

Friends Meeting House
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Sponsor: Allen Howell, M.Ed. LMHC
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February 22nd & 23rd Deepen your knowledge and practice of Reiki. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (Master-Teacher) This two-day Level II Training enhances...

Cost: $250

Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Get a personal teaching for Brother Granite's new Visionary Shamanism Tarot. This class includes the new Visionary Shamanism Tarot deck as well a 90 minute one on one class with Brother Granite...

Cost: $80

407 Deans Plaza
407 Rte 44
The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Raynham, MA  02767
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Sponsor: Brother Granite
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Granite
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