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The Today Moment Of Don Sturzo.

“I have nothing, I own nothing, I do not want anything, I have fought all my life for a complete but responsible political liberty. To the loss of economic freedom, towards which we are moving ahead in Italy, it will follow an actual loss of political freedom, even if the elective forms of an apparent…

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Can We Address The Climate Change? Yes, We Can.

Money is what hurts the most. Popovic, the founder of Otpor (Enough), a student movement that played a key role in toppling Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic, in 2004 created the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS). In his Blueprint for revolution, a book that Popovic has just presented at the Freedom Forum in Oslo, he…

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Oasis in all places or the happy sobriety.

An Amerindian legend says that one day, there was a huge wildfire. All the animals gazed at the disaster terrified, distressed and helpless. Only the little hummingbird was hurrying, going to find a few drops of water with his beak to extinguish the fire. After a moment, the armadillo, flustered with all the agitation, said,…

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In Bolivia, Mother Earth Defense Is In Women’s Hands.

In Oruro, few months ago, there took place an exchange of knowledge among women from ten communities on the defense of their rights: it was an initiative of the Itinerant School of Mother Earth’s Defenders promoted by RENAMAT and the CASA Collective of Bolivia, and after a tour in the Huanuni mining center and in…

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The land right, a first remedy to injustice.

Hunger and homelessness continued to rise in major North American cities. Unemployment, employment-related problems, and low-paying jobs are likely contributing to hunger. High housing costs cause lack of affordable housing and are a source of mental illness. Social problems arise from substance abuse while emergency shelters turned away many from family life. The millions who…

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The ‘No’ to Injustice.

“We are the ‘No’ that God scrawls on the wall,” said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, addressing a gathering of Faith leaders in Newark. He had first voiced that it is “the little person who goes into the square in the middle of town in the dark of the night and scrawls on the wall, ‘No’ ” that…

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When a People is Proud of its National Inheritance.

There is, in Scotland, a little island called Ulva, one of 790 Scottish islands, almost all very beautiful. Most are situated in four archipelagos, but there are also groups of islands in the estuaries and in the many fresh water lochs (the Scottish word for ‘lakes’). Only about 100 are inhabited, because of the lack…

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We Are Still In campaign (WASI).

Since President Trump, announced US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the United States Catholic Church affirmed its agreement and a commitment to climate action.  Now a campaign is launched with a declaration on Climate Change. The declaration starts saying: “As Catholic communities, organizations, and institutions in the United States, we join with state, tribal, and…

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Indigenous Peoples’ Cosmo-Vision Advocacies For Nature.

Indigenous peoples’ views of nature are incompatible with the extractive model, which is based on excess and limitless profit-seeking that drives to prey on natural resources and threatens the future of all human kind. There is a real philosophical conflict between the western worldview and the cosmo-vision of indigenous peoples. Their cosmo-vision is often based…

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Advocating From The Bottom Up

It all started when someone stood up saying, “In Liberia there is private land, public land, community’s land and Government’s land”. Surprised I investigated and I found an amazing answer. I was brought back to when “The statutory tenure system was introduced in the early 1800s by the American Colonization Society (ACS), which purchased land…

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Advocacy

The Today Moment Of Don Sturzo.

"I have nothing, I own nothing, I do not want anything, I have fought all my life for a complete but responsible political liberty. To…

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Baobab

Somalia. The Well.

A long time ago, there were four families who lived in a small village in Somalia. The first family would argue all of the time, the…

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Youth & Mission

Strengthening Youth In The Amazon Region.

The rural youth of the Amazon region would like to remain in their communities but they are aware that they must migrate to the cities. Their aspirations,…

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