Posts Tagged ‘courage’

Putin decorates NASA astronaut Nick Hague with Order of Courage over failed Soyuz launch

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin were all set to join the ISS in October 2018 when their Soyuz launch was dramatically aborted just minutes after take-off due to a booster malfunction. It was the first such failure for a Russian manned space launch for decades.  Also on rt.com Soyuz rocket failure: VIDEO […]

The Courage of Saying No: Children, Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

There is something to be said of wariness when it comes to revolutionary voices.  As Albert Camus argued in that beautiful tract of illumination and contradiction, The Rebel, “All modern revolutions have ended in the reinforcement of the power of the state.” But he also argued that humankind were the only creatures refusing to be […]

Paul Findley: A Man of Courage

Paul Findley one of the most remarkable Congressmen that the US House of Representatives had produced since the Second World War passed away on the 9th of August 2019. He was 98 years old. He was first elected to Congress in 1960 from a district in Illinois once represented by Abraham Lincoln, his immortal hero.  Findley […]

NOT Satire: Nancy Pelosi Honored with JFK ‘Profile in Courage’ Award

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for her ‘efforts’ in expanding Americans’ access to healthcare. “I’m totally at a loss for words. I’m speechless. I’m overwhelmed by the honor of it all,” Pelosi said as she accepted the award Sunday night at a ceremony in Boston’s […]

Courage Is Contagious

December 13th, 2018 By Frances Moore Lappé Guest writer for Wake Up World Civil courage is the capacity to do what serves the common good, even if one must stand alone. No matter how many times we hear of one person’s act of conscience igniting sparks that light up the sky, too many of us […]

Courage To Resist: Troops Ordered Deployed To Border

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, once again declared that active duty US military personnel need to be deployed to the southern border in order to repel, “the assault on our country.” (Militarytimes.com, October 18, 2018) October 25, 2018 update: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today authorized 800 active-duty troops, to bolster the roughly 2,100 National […]

Crazy Stupid Courage – The Psychology of Grit

Gary Z McGee, Staff Writer Waking Times “I love the fall of those brave enough to fail for the right reasons. Fuck the easy glory of mere excellence. The only legacy I will accept is to know that however far I got — it was as far as I was capable of going. I […]

Fuck the War Machine! Choosing the Courage to Defy Warmongers

Gary Z McGee, Contributor Waking Times “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” ~Gustave Flaubert Be violent against belief, thought and theory; be nonviolent against people and the environment. What does this mean exactly? It simply means be ruthless in your questioning regarding your […]

The Philosophy of Courage

By Horace Porter (American Civil War Army General) A French writer has said that every mistake made in life can be traced to fear. Through this was doubtless written more to shape an epigram than to state a fact, — and epigrams are generally regarded as jewels purchased at the expense of veracity, — yet […]

SYRIA: A Story of Courage and Humanity Against All Odds

Ali Suleiman Baloul. (Photo: Facebook) 21st Century Wire says… This is a story of courage and of resilience. It is the story of so many Syrians in the last seven years. Each story is heartbreaking and a reminder of the legacy of suffering our governments have inflicted upon these people. This is the story of […]

Teachers’ Courage Is Contagious

Teachers’ Courage Is Contagious The militant teachers’ strike in West Virginia has sparked a teacher, not teacher’s union, led movement across the country. The West Virginia teachers went on strike, although they are not legally allowed to do so, in defiance their union leadership. And they showed courage by refusing the original offer by the […]

The Energetic Shift in Consciousness – Finding the Courage to Evolve

December 19th, 2017 By Rachel Horton White Guest writer for Wake Up World The energy right now is that of a pulling in, a going inward. This is partially due to Mercury retrograde and largely due to the seismic energetic shift in consciousness and collective awakening happening all over the planet. We are being confronted with our […]

Confronting israel with stones and courage

Confronting Israel with stones and courage Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian man while on patrol in Gaza during the first intifada. Patrick Robert Corbis The people of Gaza took pride in confronting their occupier during the first intifada. Around noon each day, young men would gather at the entrance of Maghazi refugee camp. When an […]

2017 – A Year In Courage

2017 – A Year In Courage Above Photo: From couragefound.org   As we approach the end of a year that saw increased threats on freedom of the press, right-wing governments on both sides of the Atlantic launch attacks on civil liberties, and the continued persecution of hackers, whistleblowers, and truthtellers of all stripes, we look back […]

Courage for the Joy of Life

Source: SS Ideology, Volume I Whoever walks through the devastated streets of the bombed-out cities, whoever looks and shutters at the ruins of castles and churches. In which the life feeling of great periods is reflected, whoever looks into the abyss of the hearts when death has ripped open… he may consider it presumptuous to speak […]

Are You Hungry for Change? – How to Find the Courage

November 13th, 2017 By Open Contributing writer for Wake Up World I find myself blessed to be traveling out around the world meeting, and working with, evolving people in this great shift of consciousness taking place. Our lives are being challenged in the most profound of ways, in our careers, relationships and general living circumstances. Of […]

Prince Charles decried White House lack of courage to take on ‘Jewish lobby’ over israel

Thirty years ago, Prince Charles said that U.S. support for Israel is a cause of terrorism and that the “Jewish lobby” tied an American president’s ability to address the issue. He wrote in a 1986 letter: I now begin to understand better their [Arabs’] point of view about Israel. Never realized they see it as […]

Pray for Corey Feldman’s safety and courage as he prepares to name the powerful pedophiles that dominate Hollywood

(Natural News) Famous actor and former child star Corey Feldman has vowed to follow through with doing something that people in the media, entertainment, and even religious circles clearly lack the fortitude to do: Publicly expose all of the pedophilia and other wickedness taking place within the highest ranks of the Hollywood elite – even […]

SYRIA: The Courage of the Syrian Arab Army and Allies against US Backed Terrorism

Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad. The announcement by the Russian Ministry of Defence that US support for terrorists is a major obstacle to the elimination of the terrorist organisation in Syria is not a simple or transitory declaration. It is an important and dangerous declaration that must […]

Moral Courage, Redefining Progress And Myth Of Social Democracy

Above Photo: From counterpunch.org Revolution in society must begin with the inner, psychological revolution of the individual. Most of us want to see a radical transformation of the social structure…however radical that social revolution may be its nature is static if there is no inward revolution, no psychological transformation…However much and however wisely legislation may be […]

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