October 25, 2005 | Associated Press
TF! Editorial Comment: Rosa Parks was a seamstress who stood up for her rights as a human being in refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, thus becoming an icon in the modern civil rights movement. Her act of courage earned her the title "mother of the civil rights movement." The article below pays homage to this woman of substance whose life was an inspiration to many.
October 12, 2005 | Amsterdam News, MD USA
TF! Editorial Comment: The million-man march set out to awaken a shared sense of purpose among the African-American community in the U.S. Now 10 years down the road, organizers seek to reinvigorate the movement, setting forth a vision for a sustainable future as a rallying point.
October 14, 2005 | Daily Star – Lebanon
TF! Editorial Comment: Changing society is not for the faint-hearted. First heeding the call, individuals or small groups overcome apathy and decide to act, setting in motion the forces for change. As featured in the article below, a young Lebanese woman, feeling enough was enough, decided to mobilize her friends and in the process helping to spark a civil society movement for social change in Lebanon.
October 4, 2005 | CommonDreams.org
TF! Editorial Comment: The World Social Forum has gained recognition as a focal point for those advocating that "another world is possible". Moving from dissent and critique to well-articulated alternatives has been a struggle, but social change movements are uniting with individuals, academics and youth to share ideas, strategies and insights for creating a sustainable future. In the article below, the Global Economy Director of Global Exchange shares an impassioned report on the impressive and underreported social gains being made in Venezuela – host of the World Social Forum 2006.
October 2005 | Inter Press Service (IPS)
TF! Editorial Comment: Realization of a sustainable society presumes finding new ways to resolve conflicts and achieve lasting peace. In the article below, a six-year struggle to establish an international day of global ceasefire and non-violence is documented on film -- a further testament to the power of an individual to effect large-scale change.