Alice’s Restaurant is experiencing a 50th Anniversary bump.
Tune in to your local radio station at noon to hear Arlo Guthrie’s famous Thanksgiving, Draft Resisting, Garbage Dumping, Epic.
And, at 8pm, you can watch an Alice’s Restaurant special program on PBS. More info, and some links at our onthewilderside website: here
Check out our PeaceCouple post on “The Genius of Alice’s Restaurant”: here (with preview below)
Reflections from December 2012, excerpt from “The Genius of Alice’s Restaurant”
… I realized a little after 12 noon this Thanksgiving that Arlo Guthrie has had a much broader cultural impact in terms of bringing a progressive message to the general population than his father, Woody Guthrie…
Occupy Wall Street celebrates its 4th Anniversary in New York City with a full day of protests, marches, speakers, and music.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Some FaceBook links and a schedule with events and speakers is below.
Summary: Stuff is happening in NYC all day today. Most events are at Zuccotti Park. Be at Zuccotti at 5pm for the big Assembly visioning meeting. Then, at 7pm at Zuccotti, gathering and special speakers. (But, check other schedules, and stay alert for all the actions going on!)
Assembly at 5pm
at Zuccotti Park…
Full schedule of activities
posted on #OWSS172015 4 year anniversary FB… Continue reading Sept 2015: Occupy Celebrates 4th Anniversary with NYC events
July 7th, 2015 is Ringo Starr’s Birthday and he’d like for you to celebrate Peace and Love right along with him! At noon, your-time, wherever you are, Ringo invites you to put up a peace sign and say out loud or to yourself, “Peace and love!”
And there are many ways for you to enjoy the moment of Peace and Love: all by yourself, wherever you may be, in a group of friends, or at an event featuring Ringo Starr and friends! Go to the Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/995150243851506
How To Participate in #PEACEANDLOVE on JULY 7, 2015
Continue reading Ringo: #PEACEANDLOVE at Noon 7/7 for my Birthday
Peace, justice, and nonviolence are being discussed this 4th of July holiday.
The PAXi Peace Index for today, July 4, 2015 is:
You can learn more about the PAXi Peace Index in our original post: Peace Index Intro
Two stories in the news about ways to further the peace are: 1. A story on Public Radio International about how American police can learn from English police who use weapons less (umm….okay, a little ironic for Independence Day!) and 2. A story about schools sharing lessons about peace and justice from the Ferguson community.
Excerpts and links to those stories at the readmore: Continue reading Happy 4th of July: PAXi Peace Index is 850
Peace Indicator Updates.
July 1, 2015:
PAXi Daily Peace Indicator equals:
Since July of 2012, Peace Couple has checked daily statistics about the level of discussion about peace and nonviolence in the United States. You can find out more about the PAXi Index at our original post: Peace Index Daily Stats
Since this is a homegrown project, we have occasionally missed numbers, and we have been remiss on calculating and posting numbers for long stretches of time. Though, we wanted to catch up a bit by offering some recent figures.
Below are highlights of the PAXi Peace Index, including new numbers for May 1st, June 1st, and July 1st of 2015: Continue reading Peace Index Update: July 2015 PAXi
Keep it in the ground: Guardian climate change charity divestment campaign
In honor of poet Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday, the Google banner has a wonderful, animated video of the poem “I Dream A World”. Peace Couple couldn’t be happier than seeing Google honor a poet and a vision of peace in the world.
For an interesting, annotated version of the Langston Hughes poem, “I Dream A World”, go to Genius.com: here.
Langston Hughes: Born February 1, 1902. Died May 22, 1967.
If you are looking for a Langston Hughes poem to share with preschoolers to elementary students, this one is beautiful:
Dream Variations Continue reading Love the Google Doodle for 2/1/15: Langston Hughes