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Love (and Revolution) Radio

Now running in the Occupy Radio podcast slot, Love (and Revolution) Radio is a new weekly radio program co-hosted by Sherri Mitchell and Rivera Sun. We focus on stories of creative nonviolence, resilience and resistance, matters of the heart and spirit, and bright ideas to light the dark night of the soul, and tools you need for the times we’re in!

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Policing Isn't Working: Kazu Haga of East Point Peace Academy

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Kazu Haga of the East Point Peace Academy about his work inside - and outside - California's prisons, and how his insights into restorative justice and Kingian Nonviolence can help turn our understanding of police brutality into constructive action for accountability, transformation, and deep, systemic change.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Kazu Haga is a Kingian Nonviolence trainer based in Oakland, California. Born in Japan, he has been involved in many social change movements since he was 17. He conducts regular trainings with youth, incarcerated populations and activists. He is the founder and coordinator of East Point Peace Academy, and is on the board of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, PeaceWorkers and the OneLife Institute.Related Links:East Point Peace Academyhttp://eastpointpeace.org/Policing Isn't Working for Anyonehttp://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/policing-isnt-working-for-cops-either/Kingian Nonviolencehttp://eastpointpeace.org/kingian/"After American Tragedies, The Courage To Feel Pain" by Sherri Mitchell on Native News Onlinehttp://nativenewsonline.net/currents/american-tragedies-courage-feel-pain/Paul Chappell on Love (and Revolution) Radiohttp://occupyradio.podomatic.com/entry/2016-01-19T21_00_00-08_00Music By: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.org"Shape of Your Sorrow" - rough cut by Diane Patterson https://soundcloud.com/diane-patterson/shape-of-your-sorrow-orlandoAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

19 Jul 2016

Rank #1

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#Ungovernable: Build and Fight w/ Kali Akuno

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Kali Acuno of Cooperation Jackson about a new collaborative endeavor called Ungovernable which builds resilient communities and organized resistance to the policies of hate, discrimination, and destruction.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Kali AKuno lives in Jackson, MI, and is the codirector of Cooperation Jackson, as well as being one of the co-instigators of #Ungovernable.Related Links:#Ungovernablehttps://www.ungovernable2017.com/Here's How We Prepare To Be Ungovernablehttp://www.alternet.org/activism/heres-how-we-prepare-be-ungovernable-2017Cooperation Jacksonhttp://www.cooperationjackson.org/Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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We're Back! Love (and Revolution) Radio Returns!

After a year-long hiatus (during which Rivera healed from cancer and both of your favorite cohosts wrote new books), we're back with new episodes of Love (and Revolution) Radio!Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/"Our modern day myths, our hero stories, are rooted in the stories of collective struggle that have gone on all over the world." - Rivera Sun "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. She is the author of Sacred Instructions: Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: www.sacredinstructions.lifeRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, The Roots of Resistance, Billionaire Buddha, and The Way Between. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

28 May 2018

Rank #3

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Gus Speth: Setting the Stage for a Joyful Economy

This week on Love (and revolution) radio, we speak with Gus Speth of the next system project about a paper he wrote called “The Joyful Economy: A Next System Possibility.”Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/You can check out Gus’ paper here:http://thenextsystem.org/the-joyful-economy/James Gustave Speth, who goes by “Gus” and speaks with a soft South Carolina drawl, is nobody’s picture of a radical. His resume is as mainstream and establishment as it gets: environmental advisor to Presidents Carter and Clinton, founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and World Resources Institute, administrator of the U.N. Development Program, dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, now a professor at Vermont Law School, and distinguished senior fellow at Demos. Time magazine has called him the “ultimate insider.”  Gus Speth: ‘Ultimate insider’ goes radical Gus Speth calls for a “New Environmentalism”Gus Speth WikipediaWorld Resources Institute Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.org About Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timeline Rivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

24 May 2017

Rank #4

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New Show! Love (and revolution) Radio: Exploring the Heart of Change in 2016

It's a brand new radio show for a brand new year. Love and Revolution co-hosts Rivera Sun and Sherri Mitchell set intentions for this new weekly broadcast, including covering the importance of stories, myths, questioning everything, and rethinking every aspect of our lives from the small stuff we don't sweat to the large stuff we can't ignore. Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/Rivera Sun is a novelist, and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/"Love and Revolution" song by Diane Patterson. Enjoy her great music here: www.dianepatterson.org

59mins

6 Jan 2016

Rank #5

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Nonviolent Classrooms & Public Schools

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we interview Robin Wildman of Broad Rock Elementary School about how she integrated nonviolence into her classroom . . . and inspired parents, teachers, and students to work together to create the nation's first nonviolent public school.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Robin Wildman is a fifth grade teacher at Broad Rock Elementary School. She has been a public school teacher for twenty-five years, and a nonviolence trainer for students and teachers for the past fifteen years. She loves to grow organic vegetables, has several children and is soon-to-be a grandmother. Robin has pioneered nonviolence education in her public school system. Related Links:The Story of Broad Rock by Carol Bragghttp://www.paceebene.org/2015/12/21/nonviolence-education-the-story-of-broad-rock/Peace Paradigm Radio Interview w/ Robin Wildmanhttp://mettacenter.org/ppr/nonviolence-in-schools-podcast/Dr. Bernard Lafayettehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_LafayetteDr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Six Principles Of Nonviolencehttp://www.thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy#sub2Stride Toward Freedom by Dr. Kinghttp://www.amazon.com/Stride-Toward-Freedom-Montgomery-Story/dp/006250490817th Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute at the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1771207Robin Wildman's July Training for Teachers (link coming soon)Campaign Nonviolence Conference Call on K-12 Nonviolence Educationwith special guest Robin Wildmanhttp://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/50LRXHS7NXJDMPGWLearn more about Campaign Nonviolencehttp://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolenceThe Dandelion Insurrection by Rivera Sunhttp://www.riverasun.com/online-store/the-dandelion-insurrection/Boycottshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoycottMusic By:"Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.org Our featured music this week is "Shall We Rise/Occupy!" by Diane Patterson from her Build A Bridge CD www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

15 Mar 2016

Rank #6

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Putting Gandhi Into Practice, Right Where You Are - with Kit Miller

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, Kit Miller from the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, NY, discusses how to ground huge philosophies of nonviolence, permaculture, and systems change, into tangible, hands-on action in local neighborhoods for powerful, transformative change.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Kit Miller is the Director of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, NY. She is a mother and step-mother, and works on applications of nonviolence to projects related to racism, restorative justice, and sustainability. Related Links:Gandhi Institute for Nonviolencehttp://www.gandhiinstitute.org/Please see our email for more links to today's show:http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/Music:"Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgThis week's featured music is "Walking Each Other Home" by Jenny Bird from her Sage Songs CD. You can find her wonderful music at www.jennybird.com

59mins

12 May 2016

Rank #7

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The Truth Telling Project: A Truth Initiative for Ferguson and Beyond w/ Dr. David Ragland

On this week's episode of Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Dr. David Ragland, codirector of the Truth Telling Project for Ferguson and Beyond, about the role of truth telling in ending racism, police brutality, and systemic injustice and oppression.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Dr. David Ragland is the codirector of the Truth Telling Project. He is also on the board of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Peace and Justice Studies Association. Related Links:The Truth Telling Projecthttp://thetruthtellingproject.org/Twitter: @TruthtellersUSADavid Ragland on Twitter: @davidragland1We Stay Woke on Twitter: @westaywoke2KLiving Room Conversationshttp://thetruthtellingproject.org/living-room-conversationsGreensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commissionhttp://www.greensborotrc.org/Dr. King's Beyond Vietnam Speechhttp://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_beyond_vietnam/Music By: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #8

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Participatory Sustainability w/ Co-Intelligence Institute Founder Tom Atlee

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Co-Intelligence Institute Founder Tom Atlee about his new book, Participatory Sustainability, and the need for engaging everyone in our community and world as we look for solutions to our ecological crisis. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Tom Atlee is a social theorist, visionary, and writer. He is the founder of the Co-Intelligence Institute and the author of many books, including his newest, Participatory Sustainability.Related Links:Participatory Sustainability by Tom Atleehttps://www.amazon.com/Participatory-Sustainability-emerging-civilizational-engagement/dp/1542856396Co-Intelligence Institutehttps://www.co-intelligence.org/Joanna Macyhttp://www.joannamacy.net/Pachamama Alliancehttps://www.pachamama.org/"I Grew Up In the Westboro Baptist Church: Here's Why I Left" Ted Talkhttps://www.ted.com/talks/megan_phelps_roper_i_grew_up_in_the_westboro_baptist_church_here_s_why_i_leftMusic by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

21 Mar 2017

Rank #9

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Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World w/ Author Scott Brown

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with author Scott Brown about his new book, Active Peace: a Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World, and how we can apply the principles of restorative justice to activism and nonviolent social change. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Scott Brown is the founder of Active Peace, and the author of a book by the same title. He is currently on a 50-city book tour, and was also the cofounder of the Colorado Center for Restorative Practices. He has a 15-year history of working for social justice causes, and trained as a peacemaker with the Colorado Peacemaker Institute (now the Engaged Mindfulness Institute) in 2006–2007.Related Links:Active Peacewww.4activepeace.comFind the book here!http://www.collinsfoundationpress.org/ActivePeace-Home.htmUsing Restorative Justice Address Environmental Harmhttp://www.4activepeace.com/2015/09/08/using-restorative-justice-to-address-environmental-harm/Campaign Nonviolencehttp://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

13 Sep 2016

Rank #10

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Border Convergence: Challenging the School of Americas State-Sanctioned Violence

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we feature the recent experiences of three activists, Jerry Monroe Maynard, Josie Lenwell, and Chris Nelson, who joined the School of Americas Watch Border Convergence in Arizona earlier this month to decry the state-sponsored violence that is causing displacement and heightening the already heated tensions over immigration issues. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guests:Jerry Monroe Maynard is a young, Catholic, Mexican American activist and an organizer with Campaign Nonviolence. Josie Lenwell is a long-time peace activist since the Vietnam War, and a member of Code Pink. Chris Nelson is a peace and environmental activist from Chico, CA, and works with the Chico Peace and Justice Center. Related Links:School of the Americas WatchSOA Video of Border Actionshttps://vimeo.com/187456403Enough! A Report Back From the Border Vigil Against US State Violencehttp://www.truth-out.org/news/item/37968-enough-a-report-back-from-the-border-vigil-against-us-state-violenceBerta Cacereshttp://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/what-does-justice-for-berta-caceres-mean/Icelandic Women's Strike of 1975http://www.riverasun.com/know-your-nonviolent-history-icelandic-womens-strike-oct-24th-1975/The Dandelion Insurrection by Rivera Sunhttp://www.riverasun.com/online-store/the-dandelion-insurrection/Gentrification and Renters' Justice on Love (and Revolution) Radiohttp://occupyradio.podomatic.com/entry/2016-10-18T14_00_00-07_00Flush the TPP! Stop the Global Corporate Coup on Love (and Revolution) Radiohttp://occupyradio.podomatic.com/entry/2016-10-11T10_29_48-07_00Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgThis week's featured music is La Mañana by Chad Wilkins from his album "Show Us The Way of the Heart". You can find his music at www.chadwilkinsmusic.comAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

25 Oct 2016

Rank #11

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Center the Heart for Taking Action: Review and Reflection Show

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we take a moment to review and reflect on the tumultuous events of the past weeks, digging deeper into both the problems we face and the heart of change. We cover the elections, hate crimes, movement building, and how to center the heart for positive action as we move forward to address these times. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/Related Links:Countering Hate and Discrimination: Inspiring (and Replicable) Storieshttp://www.riverasun.com/countering-hate-and-discrimination/Rivera's New Book! The Way Between is available here:https://igg.me/at/TheWayBetweenMusic by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

29 Nov 2016

Rank #12

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Truth and Reconciliation: Addressing the Unspeakable

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Arla Patch about the groundbreaking work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Truth and Reconciliation Commission that sought to speak truth about the legacy of genocide, trauma, racism, and abuse both historically and in the context of the mistreatment of Wabanaki children in the state of Maine foster care system. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Arla Patch is an artist and educator who uses art as a tool for healing. She began working as a volunteer for the Maine Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and later became the Community Engagement Coordinator for Wabanaki REACH. She currently lives in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Quaker Society of Friends, serving on the Peace and Social Concerns Committee and also the Native Awareness Committee. Related Links: Maine-Wabanaki REACH (Reconciliation, Engagement, Advocacy, Change, Healing)http://mainewabanakireach.org/Maine Wabanaki State Truth and Reconciliation Commissionhttp://www.mainewabanakitrc.org/Phips Proclamationhttp://www.penobscotculture.com/?option=com_content&view=article&id=88&Itemid=72"Please Share The Truth" Video to President Obamahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbA5vij2NzQ&sns=emGreensboro, NC Truth and Reconciliation Commissionhttp://www.greensborotrc.org/The R-Word Documentaryhttp://therworddoc.com/Tribe by Sebastian Jungerhttps://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Homecoming-Belonging-Sebastian-Junger/dp/1455566381The Canary Effect Filmhttps://unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/the-canary-effect/Maine-Wabanki REACH's Resource List by and about the Wabanakihttp://mainewabanakireach.org/resources-by-and-about-the-wabanaki/Music: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

2 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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Decolonizing Your Life While Working for Change w/ Idle No More Washington's Sweetwater Nannauck

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Sweetwater Nannauck, the director of Idle No More Washington, about culture, spirituality, social change, and how to decolonize our lives as we work to protect both people and planet.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Sweetwater Nannauck is the director of Idle No More Washington, a workshop leader and presenter, a spiritual activist, and is very active in advocating for the protection of the fragile environment of the Northwest Coast, for tribal sovereignty rights, and the traditional way of life of Native people. Related Links:Idle No More Washington:https://www.facebook.com/Idle-No-More-Washington-467317416649876/Lummi Nation's Victory Over Coal Terminalhttp://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/10/first-nation-wins-historic-victory-over-mammoth-coal-export-terminalShell No Campaign Succeeds In Getting Shell Oil Co. To Withdraw from Arctichttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/09/28/royal-dutch-shell-suspends-arctic-drilling-indefinitely/Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgThis week's featured music is by Aircab. You can find this and other tracks on Jamendo.com https://www.jamendo.com/track/1117334/aircab-acoustic2About Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

24 May 2016

Rank #14

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Ending Just War Theory in the Heart of the Vatican

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, Ken Butigan shares the exciting news about the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference at the Vatican . . . and what throwing out 1700 years of just war theory might mean for the Catholic Church, and the world. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Ken Butigan is the Executive Director of Pace e Bene and Campaign Nonviolence. He is a peace and conflict studies professor at DePaul University in Chicago. Ken was part of the planning committee for the "Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of, and Commitment to Nonviolence", and he also coordinated the writing committee for the final draft of the text that was sent to Pope Francis following the conference.Related Links:About the "Nonviolence and Just Peace" Conferencehttp://wagingnonviolence.org/2016/04/vatican-conference-calls-for-nonviolence-just-peace-pope-francis/The Church's Turn Toward Nonviolence by Rev. John Dearhttp://www.paceebene.org/2016/04/21/the-churchs-turn-toward-nonviolence/Laudato Si, Encyclical on Ecological Restorative Justice by Pope Francishttp://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.htmlCardinal Turkson's interview in April 24th Edition of Sunday Times, Londonhttp://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Europe/article1689497.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_04_23Pax Christihttp://www.paxchristi.net/Junipero Serrahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun%C3%ADpero_SerraWhy Civil Resistance Works by Maria J. Stephan and Erica Chenowethhttp://cup.columbia.edu/book/why-civil-resistance-works/9780231156820Nonviolent Peaceforcehttp://www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org/The Two Hands of Nonviolencehttp://www.paceebene.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/The-Two-Hands-of-Nonviolence.pdfDorothy Day & Catholic Worker Movementhttp://www.catholicworker.org/Franz Jägerstätterhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_J%C3%A4gerst%C3%A4tterThomas Mertonhttp://merton.org/Oscar Romero in El Salvadorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93scar_RomeroCardinal Sin in the Philippines, People-Power Revolutionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaime_SinPace e Bene Nonviolence Trainings w/ Ken Butigan and Staffhttp://www.paceebene.org/programs/nonviolence-workshops/Campaign Nonviolence http://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/Nonviolent Cities Projecthttp://www.paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/the-nonviolent-cities-project/Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgOur featured music this week is called Song of Time from Diane Patterson's new album, Teach, Inspire, Be Real. We are particularly excited about this new album, since it is the first time a recording of our theme song, Love and Revolution, has ever been available! In two weeks, we'll have Diane with us here on the show to discuss art, music, and making change. You can find her music at www.dianepatterson.org About Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

3 May 2016

Rank #15

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Teaching for Change: Building Social Justice Starting In the Classroom

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Allyson Criner Brown, the Associate Director of Teaching for Change, an organization provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Allyson Criner Brown is the associate director of Teaching for Change and leads the Tellin’ Stories parent empowerment project, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Harvard Family Research Project as a leading innovation in family engagement. She is a parent, educator, and seasoned practitioner who has received prestigious honors from the National Academy of Public Administration and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Allyson has represented Teaching for Change in interviews, articles, symposiums, and workshops for Education Week, The Atlantic, ThinkProgress, NPR, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. A former middle school teacher, Allyson holds a master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University and is driven by her experiences in schools and community-based nonprofits that focus on education, youth development, and social justice. Originally from Oakland, Calif., she is an avid cyclist who lives with her husband and daughter in Washington, D.C.Related Links: Teaching for Changehttp://www.teachingforchange.org/Central America Teaching Websitehttp://www.teachingforchange.org/teacher-resources/central-america-teachingParent Organizing Projecthttp://www.teachingforchange.org/parent-organizingTeaching For Change Recommended Reading Listshttp://www.tfcbooks.org/best-recommended/booklistResistance 101 Lessonhttp://www.teachingforchange.org/resistance101Rethinking Schoolshttp://www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtmlPeople's Curriculum for the Earthhttp://www.rethinkingschools.org/proddetails.asp?ID=9780942961577Rethinking Sexism, Gender, Sexualityhttp://www.rethinkingschools.org/ProdDetails.asp?ID=9780942961591Step Up Scholastichttps://stepupscholastic.tumblr.com/Zinn Education Projecthttp://www.teachingforchange.org/teacher-resources/zinn-education-projectBeyond Heroes and Holidayshttp://www.teachingforchange.org/books/our-publications/beyond-heroes-and-holidaysAlliance to Reclaim Our Schoolshttp://www.reclaimourschools.org/National Opportunity to Learn Campaignhttp://www.otlcampaign.org/Journey for Justicehttps://www.j4jalliance.com/When Engaged Scholarship Mean Resistance, Erica Chenowethhttp://politicalviolenceataglance.org/2017/03/28/when-engaged-scholarship-means-resistance/Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

4 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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Born On Third Base: A One Percenter Makes The Case For Equality w/ Chuck Collins

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Chuck Collins of Inequality.org and the Institute for Policy Studies about his new book, "Born On Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home and Committing to the Common Good."Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest: Chuck Collins was born on third base - an inheritor of his great-grandfather's meat-packing fortune - but chose to give it up at the age of 26 and dedicate his life to ending inequality. Today, Chuck is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS's Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, co-authored with Felice Yeskel. (New Press, 2005). He co-authored with Bill Gates Sr. Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation. His newest book, Born On Third Base, has recently been published. Related Links:Born On Third Base by Chuck Collinshttp://inequality.org/born-on-third-base/Inequality.orghttp://inequality.org/"Gilded Giving" Study on Charitable Inequalityhttp://www.ips-dc.org/report-gilded-giving/Chuck Collins and Dariel Garner on Love (and Revolution) Radiohttps://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2016-04-12T14_00_00-07_00David Bollier & the Commons on Love (and Revolution) Radiohttps://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2016-03-22T14_00_00-07_00Adam Horowitz & Cultural Democracy on Love (and Revolution) Radiohttps://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2017-01-24T14_00_00-08_00Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

7 Feb 2017

Rank #17

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Peace Zones For Life: How Detroit is Building Community, Stopping Violence

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Sandra Hines with the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the Peace Zones for Life project about the long-term work to reduce violence and work for justice in the city of Detroit.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Sandra Hines is a resident of Detroit, MI, and a life-long organizer who has worked on numerous issues including police brutality, preventing the privatization of the schools, economic justice, and ending violence. She is the president of Peace Zones For Life, and a member of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality.Related Links:Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutalityhttp://detroitcoalition.org/Video on Peace Zones For Lifehttps://youtu.be/Q_zGB2qEU4kContact for Peace Zones for Life: Sandra Hines (313) 658.2072Read More About Peace Zones:http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/our-neighborhoods-our-streets-march-peace-detroitMusic by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

8 Nov 2016

Rank #18

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Health and Politics of Indigenous Traditional Medicines w/ Dr. Jus Crea

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, we speak with Dr. Jus Crea, a member of the Penobscot tribe, ethnobotanist, and Naturopathic physician, about traditional Indigenous medicines, ways of life, and culture. She discusses history, challenges to maintaining practices, and how politics influences the ability of native peoples to maintain their cultural traditions. Dr. Jus Crea also offers reflections on why these issues matter to everyone - regardless of background - at this critical time on planet Earth. Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/About Our Guest:Dr. Jus Crea (Penobscot) is an ethnobotanist and Naturopathic physician. Currently, Dr. Jus Crea maintains a complete apothecary at her Naturopathic medical clinic where she treats people of all ages holistically.Related Links:Dr. Jus Creawww.nativerootmedicine.comNaturopathic Medicinewww.naturopathicmedicaldoc.comEnvironmental Working Groupwww.ewg.orgUnited Plant Saverswww.unitedplantsavers.orgSupermarket of the SwampRosemary Gladstar & Native Plantshttps://www.sagemountain.com/Love (and Revolution) Radio Show w/ Larry Spotted Crow Mannhttps://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/occupyradio/episodes/2016-11-22T14_00_00-08_00Music by: "Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.org"Maiden the Flower" by Diane Patterson on her "Teach, Inspire, Be Real" CD https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dianepatterson1 About Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

28 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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Let Kindness Win - with Dena Eakles

Dena Eakles of Echo Valley Farm, and the author of the blog, Let Kindness Win, joins us on Love (and Revolution) Radio this week to speak about growing change from the ground up and reconnecting humankind to the community of the land.Sign up for our weekly email: http://www.riverasun.com/love-and-revolution-radio/Know Your Nonviolent History: Gayanashagowa or The Great Law of Peacehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Law_of_PeaceLinks and Resources Mentioned:Echo Valley Farmhttp://echovalleyfarmwisconsin.com/Echo Valley Hopehttp://www.echovalleyhope.com/Let Kindness Winhttps://letkindnesswin.wordpress.comThe Good Life by Dena Eakles https://letkindnesswin.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/the-good-life/Hope In Action - a Conversation with Rivera Sun & Dena Eakles in Wisconsinhttp://www.riverasun.com/upcoming-events/The Moundshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effigy_moundMusic By: "Earth and Sky" by Hawk Henries on his "Keeping the Fire" CD. http://hawkhenries.com/https://soundcloud.com/hawk-henries/02-earth-and-sky"Love and Revolution" by Diane Patterson and Spirit Radio www.dianepatterson.orgAbout Your Co-hosts: Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot) is an Indigenous rights attorney, writer and activist who melds traditional life-way teachings into spirit-based movements. Follow her at Sherri Mitchell – Wena’gamu’gwasit: https://www.facebook.com/sacredinstructions/timelineRivera Sun is a novelist and nonviolent mischief-maker. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Billionaire Buddha, and Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars. She is also the social media coordinator and nonviolence trainer for Campaign Nonviolence and Pace e Bene. Her essays on social justice movements are syndicated on by PeaceVoice, and appear in Truthout and Popular Resistance. http://www.riverasun.com/

59mins

27 Jan 2016

Rank #20