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A talk with Marianne Williamson about her upcoming national gathering, Sister Giant (sistergiant.com) on the need to reframe the major political issues and also to get more women to run for office (marianne.com); the Women's Congress for Future Generations (wcffg.org); the Tea Party's voter suppression actions; ATN's Voter Registration Drive (deadline in most states is Oct. 6); poem by Mary Mackey
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Charlene Spretnak presents examples of recent discoveries, made in 2012, about the fact that physical reality is far more dynamically interrelated than we had assumed, all of which are contributing to the Relational Shift; poem by Jennifer Michael Hecht.
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A talk with Frances Moore Lappé about her newest book, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want, which identifies 7 "thought traps" that keep us from taking effective action to solve collective problems, as well as 7 "thought leaps" that free us from constraining assumptions; campaign finance reform; also an update on fracking; also posting about ATN on FB; poem by Seamus Heaney
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A talk with Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream and Raising Elijah; the environmental damage wrought by fracking, and the compliant government officials who receive large campaign donations from the fracking corporations; also her essay "The Fracking of Rachel Carson" in Orion magazine; example of local activism against fracking; poem by Mary Oliver
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