The Wuji Stance and Double-Mindedness


Lately, my Qigong practice has been focused on the warrior stances, the best known of which is the Wuji stance. These are meditations in stillness for the gathering of qi. You feel grounded through your feet and practice letting go with the rest of your body. Energy flows to you from the cosmos.

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Resistance and the Corona Virus


The new corona virus sweeping through our communities is deadly and disruptive, but its infinitely more toxic in an environment of corruption.

It will take organizing and action to get the testing, care and prevention measures our communities need. The millions of us who have built up our protest muscles since 2016 will likely need to mobilize to demand public health measures that are basic standards of care worldwide.

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Beating COVID-19 Takes Resistance

“I think it will take organizing and action to get the testing, care and prevention measures our community needs.  The millions of us who have built up our protest muscles since 2016 will likely need to mobilize to demand public health measures that are basic standards of care worldwide.”

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Viral Politics – US and Hong Kong


Andrea Hildebran Smith interviews Sharon Fast from the University of Hong Kong about adjusting to social isolation policies and the cancellation of in-person schools, universities and workplaces for another 3-4 months due to the corona virus 19. How will people in the United States act to contain the COVID 19 outbreak as the epidemic surges through the American population over the coming weeks? Our discussion circles back to how corruption in health policy inform people’s reactions to health emergencies.

 

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Mass Protest-Lebanon


My latest episode launched this morning, with the incredible voice of Luna Safwan from Lebanon from Beirut, Lebanon. She’s in the midst of and reporting from the unprecedented mass protests there, where people are in the streets by the millions to demand a new government.
The spark was an arbitrary and outrageous tax on free What’s App calls, but protesters are now demanding the resignation of their entire cabinet. More than a quarter of the population is participating in strategic road blockages from one end of the country to the other.
Please check it out and share with friends. I’m also keeping the conversations going with my listeners on FlickChat, a social media app for podcasters. Look for us there as ResistanceMom!

 

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Out Out Out


The crisis of the Trump presidency escalates with the open embrace of foreign interference in our elections and the betrayal of US Kurdish allies in Syria. It’s time to look to leaders from movements that have successfully used mass protest to force corrupt leaders to leave office. Our guest today, Saadi Rosado, is a member of the Collectiva Feminista en Construcciòn, and helped organize the six weeks of sustained protests in Puerto Rico this summer that convinced their Governor, Ricardo Rosselló to resign.

 

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Likes and Shares


Clicking and commenting on campaigns online takes up more of our time than any other type of political work we do. In this episode I’m looking at how social media has developed over the past 12 years as a tool for social justice work. We’re adapting to an online environment that’s now been weaponized by the right, but the most important thing we can do is increase our commitment to face to face political work.

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Don’t Freak Out


Experts say instead of trying to keep your kids away from the dangers of the internet we should help them be prepared for it. Dr Victoria Baines, former UK police officer and exec at Facebook guarding kids in online spaces, says don’t freak out when your kids encounter disturbing material online. Let them talk to you about it.

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Andrea Hildebran Smith is a writer and activist who has worked in progressive advocacy and community radio for more than 30 years. She has worked on ballot measure and candidate campaigns, been a lobbyist and fundraiser fighting anti-gay ballot measures in red states and rural communities. She was the executive director of Kentucky Fairness Alliance, the public education director at GLAD in Boston, and founded an award-winning community garden in St Petersburg, FL, where she lives with her wife and son.

Listen to ResistanceMom

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The ResistanceMom podcast is the story of Americans defending and rebuilding democracy today, for our own sakes and for our kids’. It is a story that ultimately will eclipse the perfect storm of Russians, billionaires and racists that lifted a mobster and traitor into the White House in 2016.

Making an Impact

Making an Impact

Millions of us have now become activists: marching, knocking on doors, running for office, and teaching our kids to never look away from the atrocities of racism and white supremacy. Each of us are finding our own path to stand in defense of our communities, our democratic system, and the values to which we aspire.

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

Host Andrea Hildebran Smith talks with leaders from every aspect of the resistance about how to make an impact that will last, the fight to end gun violence, movements for sustainable economies, defending America’s immigrants, and confronting white supremacy. The show does a deep dive into new frameworks for protecting speech and civil rights online. We also have a particular focus on our responsibilities to the next generation: engaging youth activists, and figuring out how to at once protect and prepare kids for the challenges built into the world they will inherit.

Andrea Hildebran Smith

Andrea Hildebran Smith

Andrea Hildebran Smith is a writer and activist who has worked in progressive advocacy and community radio for more than 30 years. She has worked on ballot measure and candidate campaigns, been a lobbyist and fundraiser fighting anti-gay ballot measures in red states and rural communities. She was the executive director of Kentucky Fairness Alliance, the public education director at GLAD in Boston, and founded an award-winning community garden in St Petersburg, FL, where she lives with her wife and son.

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