Earth Day 2018 — Order out of Chaos

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Steve Guettermann writes, “For many of us, a major part of any lasting solution to acute pain and loss resides with our relationship to the planet; or, more specifically, through an intimate relationship with the natural world. It seems it takes right action, within the contexts of time and space, for anything positive to occur, whether it is societal progress, healing or personal evolution, all of which are intimately connected.”

Audio Elements from the Planet Waves AM/PM Special April Fool’s Day Edition, Originally on Radio Kingston

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Audio Elements from the Planet Waves AM/PM Special April Fool’s Day Edition, Originally on Radio Kingston

Special thanks to Daniel Grimsland, who performs “The Romans Are Coming (and it’s gonna be a mess). The lyrics are at the bottom of the page, below all the audio players. Kate Ryzhenko is Princess Kukurudza, and her dad Anatoly does the voiceover for the opening sequence (to hear that, just go to the show […]

They Were Trained for This Moment

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Dahlia Lithwick at Slate.com writes, “But there is a more fundamental lesson to be learned in the events of this tragedy: These kids aren’t freaks of nature. Their eloquence and poise also represent the absolute vindication of the extracurricular education they receive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.” When kids learn how to think, debate, create art and write journalism, they are empowered to lead.

Publishing schedule update

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Just a quick note to Len Wallick’s regular readers that he has had to step back from writing for Planet Waves, for an undetermined length of time. We hope to have Len on board again soon, and I am sure he would appreciate your good wishes.

Welcome to the Free Speech Zone

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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Wednesday, March 14, was the day designated for high school students across the country to walk out of class, in honor of the young lives taken in Parkland, FL, one month ago. Here in Kingston, the school administration decided that instead of a walkout, there would be an event that would “empower the student body, […]

Four Winds Report for Feb. 24, 2018

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Have you ever noticed how your beliefs about what ‘change’ means tend to be more of an obstacle than actually changing something? We give ourselves convoluted head-trips about this. Yet making a decision, taking a step toward it, and then evaluating arguably can take way less energy than it does to fret over all the ‘what ifs’.

Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa

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This Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive features a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation and the fight for civil rights.

Capricorn Audio Birthday Reading is Ready!

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

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Yesterday, I recorded your Capricorn birthday reading. It’s about 70 minutes in length, in two sessions. This is your birthday audio — an entirely different reading from The Art of Becoming, which will be ready in January. You are living in extraordinary times, as a Capricorn or Cap rising. There’s been nothing quite like this […]

It Takes a Star(wo)man to Love the Planet

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“It’s always darkest before the dawn” may be trite, but it has great implication at this time in our human experience. Guest-writer Steve Guettermann offers some thoughts about our ability to engage immediately in rituals of reciprocity, gratitude and right-relationship with the planet, and the power of those actions to restore collective consciousness and sustainable integrity.