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#PeacefulMondays: The people-powered light of a nuclear-free world

By Maya Mathias / December 11, 2017

The room erupted in thunderous applause. It wasn’t because a celebrity, pop icon or politician had played to the crowd. Or because something witty had just been uttered. The applause burst forth from acknowledging that we, the human race, had had enough. It was applause from everyday people, to begin the march toward a world […]

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#PeacefulMondays: Make debates whole again

By Maya Mathias / October 30, 2017

(Demonstrators clashed at a free speech rally in Berkeley, Calif., in August. Credit Josh Edelson/Associated Press ) I’ve often wondered what America’s Founding Fathers would say about the current state of debate in the public sphere, and whether it mirrors their free-speech intentions as enshrined in the First Amendment. Does free speech mean unfettered speech, […]

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#PeacefulMondays: The “slow” wheels of justice

By Maya Mathias / October 24, 2017

Here in the USA, citizens have mixed feelings about investigations into whether and how Russia interfered with the 2016 Presidential elections. For now, there’s no concrete evidence that the interference changed the vote count in any obvious or measurable way, so it has to some extent become background noise as we go about our daily […]

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Activism That Matters – How to Uphold Your Vision for America

By Maya Mathias / February 7, 2017

About 3 weeks ago, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America and the de facto leader of the free world. But many Americans and other nations feel anything but free. Whether it’s the Trump administration’s potentially unconstitutional executive order to ban citizens from 7 Muslim-majority nations, the looming far-right […]

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Fight, Flee or Fold? Here’s The Best Way to Thrive After Jan 20th

By Maya Mathias / January 20, 2017

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. It’s Thursday Jan 19th 2017. In less than 12 hours, the Oval Office will change hands from President Barack Obama to President Donald J Trump. There’s hope and change in the air for some Americans, despair and defeatism for others. When I emailed an invitation to […]

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Manifesto for the People of America (and its Allies)

By Maya Mathias / December 3, 2016

I’m thrilled to launch my first manifesto “For the People, by the People: Honor America With Your Voice” Inspired by the earth-shifting results of America’s 2016 presidential election, this 1056-word manifesto is a call for America and its allies to honor the ideals that have largely kept the world at peace for 70 years. And […]

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[VIDEO] Weekend Wisdom LIVE Ep11: So…About That Political Revolution…

By Maya Mathias / October 29, 2016

We’re 10 days away from choosing America’s 45th President. Are you completely at peace with who to vote for, and why? Another email scandal has rocked the news cycle this week, throwing possibly independent or undecided voters back into what-the-heck-do-I-do-now mode. It’s time to take a step back and make your choice from a different […]

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Dear Undecided Voter: You’re Struggling Because You Care

By Maya Mathias / October 27, 2016

This article is part of our Election 2016 Anthology. Dear undecided voter, I see you. Not in a creepy, stalker-ish way, but in an intuitive, I-feel-your-struggle way. I see the journey you’ve been on since this election season began, because I’ve walked it with you. I’ve watched you express your ambivalence on TV news shows, […]

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