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  • Occupy and the police

    2011 has been a year of many protests; from Egypt to Syria to the Occupy movement that went global, many involved large amounts of violence from police. Geez interviewed Peter Moskos, an assistant professor, writer, and a former police officer to further develop the thoughts about the ‘hands-on’ approach to police work that he began in a Washington Monthly article.

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  • Monoculture is diabolical, diversity is divine

    Shane Claiborne of the Simple Way visits an urban farm in Brazil. He discovers that the recession may be a way for people to recapture imagination and create community.

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  • Long-time owner gives her Anti-Fashion Emporium over to a co-op full story

    Kristen Andrews reflects on her life, from living in rural Manitoba to running a variety of cooperatives in the urban Winnipeg setting.

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  • Following the spirit of Occupy

    Becky Garrison examines the role of the church in the Occupy movement and what it has to say to the 100 percent.

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  • Former Geez web editor wins peace medal

    Bre Woligroski, former web editor for _Geez_ wins a peace medal for social justice and gender equality work.

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  • New article online: Behind the activist celebrities is a league of great women

    Very often our magazine profiles men who are great people and exceptional leaders. But that doesn’t mean that only men fill the role of activist leaders. This article profiles five of the many women activists from within our communities.

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  • The High Price of Materialism

    Psychologist Tim Kasser articulates how the culture of consumerism that flourishes in the United States undermines citizens well-being.

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  • National prayer breakfast for the 99 percent

    “Every year there is a gathering of [American] faith, political, business, military and media leaders. . . . It is called the National Prayer Breakfast. This breakfast is by invitation only with a cost of $650.00 a plate.” So says a group called “People’s Prayer Breakfast.” So while Obama was praying with the big wigs, they held a parallel event.

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  • New article online: 40-foot inflatable missile protest

    A former U.S. nuclear submarine captain was arrested along with others at a naval base in Washington state in a commemorative protest of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The center piece of the protest was a full scale inflatable Trident II (D-5) missile.

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  • Occupy and the police full interview

    2011 has been a year of many protests; from Egypt to Syria to the Occupy movement that went global, many involved large amounts of violence from police. Geez interviewed Peter Moskos, an assistant professor, writer, and a former police officer to further develop the thoughts about the ‘hands-on’ approach to police work that he began in a Washington Monthly article.

    Keep reading →

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