“The East” Points North


Tonight I watched the film “The East,” a Zal Batmanglij film about an operative and the anarchist eco-terrorism group she spies on. Starring Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgard (yes, that Alexander Skarsgard), “The East” sheds light on environmental malpractice in corrupt oil and pharmaceutical companies. It’s well worth the watch–if not for the purpose of the scholarship of human rights, then for the entertainment of some of the best actors and filmmakers Hollywood can provide.

Human Rights & The Pursuit of Happiness

I’ve always struggled with defining exactly what this blog is about. When people ask me what You Me We Empower is, I immediately want to tell them about the organization, but the original identity of YMWE is, in truth, this blog.

The original purpose for this blog was a way to spread political and social awareness. I wanted to discuss all the extraordinary charities, causes, and movements I was discovering online. So I created You Me We Empower, and I’ve since crafted a more specific area of focus: human rights.

I’ll admit, this blog is somewhat of an emotional outlet. I use it, partially, as a way to work out life’s problems. It is a cathartic process, and an important one at that. It is, in essence, the writings of my pursuit of happiness.

And so, You Me We Empower is about human rights and the pursuit of happiness. It is about empowering yourself, your community, and your world. It will also double as the organization’s (You Me We Empower) website.

So what am I getting at? Basically, if you want to learn about how to make yourself and the world a better place, you’ve stumbled across the right blog.