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 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 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.
October 2005 | Ode Magazine, Issue: 27
TF! Editorial Comment: The "Age of Aquarius" is supposed to herald the coming of a new age of peace, justice and unity. It's been 25 years since Marilyn Ferguson wrote her "Handbook for the New Age," which called for a remaking of society. Her new book: "Aquarius Now: Radical Common Sense and Reclaiming Our Personal Sovereignty" seeks to combat apathy by reinforcing individual change as the basis for social change -- a call echoed in the Philippines by the People's Assembly for Genuine Alternatives to Social Apathy (PAG-ASA).
September 24, 2005 | WorldChanging.com
TF! Editorial Comment: Movies are a powerful medium for communicating ideas and shaping the way people see the world. Unfortunately, much of this "entertainment" appeals to the lowest common denominator of commercialism. In the interview below, Ben Goldhirsh, a Hollywood newcomer, seeks to mobilize the potentials of film for addressing relevant social issues. His new magazine venture seeks to reinforce the sensibility for what is "good" -- trying to re-brand the culture of good.