Proposed DC Crime Bill could affect Occupy protests

This year’s Crime Bill proposed by DC City Council is the subject of scrutiny because of controversial provisions which could potentially impact protests in the District such as Occupy DC. Council members Phil Mendelson and Kwame Brown introduced the Criminal Code Amendments Act at the beginning of the year. It proposes adjustments to existing criminal…

Cool Quote of the Day

A human being is a part of the whole called by us “the universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest–a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires…

A Very Cool Occupation: Anchorage

Occupy Anchorage, still going strong: Since 11am on October 22, 2011 a continuous occupation on the corner of 6th & F (WALL) streets next to Town Square Park, across from City Hall, and near the Performing Arts Theater. Occupy Anchorage occupiers have been taking shifts to maintain the spot. At first the People’s Library, Fish…

Cool Quote of the Day

Action in the world is not an externally imposed duty or simply a preliminary stage on the path to greater awareness but is in itself a valid spiritual path and an expression of interdependence, freedom, and awakening. -Michael Stone, Yoga for a World Out of Balance (Image by Rezaul.Haque) Related articles Michael Stone on the…

Cool Quote of the Day

The psychological root that empowers a natural sense of morality is compassion that comes from empathy. Through the quality of empathy we understand that suffering hurts others in just the same way that it hurts us. This ability is what gives us an organic, straightforward sense of conscience. It reveals to us how likely it…