Member since January 2008.


I share my realizations and perspectives within learning how to live life in self-honesty to expand and grow as a person in this world. #IMatter

Marlen Vargas Del Razo

246. Animal Kingdom Enslavement Ends with a Living Income Guaranteed

The reasons behind animal abuse and exploitation are in front of our eyes. We can choose to stop ignoring them and instead, start discussing practical solutions to prevent ongoing suffering and exploitation of those that cannot speak or protest to defend themselves from our hu... —

Desteni Movie Night Hangout - Soylent Green

This hangout goes into a number of discussions that branch out of consideration from within the movie Soylent Green.  Unique insight and perspectives will be shared that are not so common from your regular movie reviews. You definitely want to tune in and check out some fascin... —

245. The Overnigthters: Seekers of the American Dream

The raw reality of chasing the American dream in North Dakota is depicted in a microcosm shared in the documentary ‘The Overnighters’: what happens when one single man tries to mend the consequences of a system that isn’t supporting everyone to live in dignity? Let’s discuss a... —

244. Hot Girls Wanted: What Drives Amateur Porn

Discussing the Documentary ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ and the role that Money plays as a driving force for this lucrative business that denigrates sexuality and women’s expression, reducing them to disposable sex objects. What changes in principles and values do we require to solve th... —

243. Cartel Land: When Will the Drug Problem Stop?

Discussing a great documentary that exposes the Drug Cartel problem in México and places the question: will the drug problem ever end? What kind of documentary would be needed to link the dots to map out the drug problem? And what do we need to do as a society to be part of th... —

[100] Living Income: The Road So Far & The Road Ahead

In our 100th hangout edition, we look back at our LIG movement: why we started this, what we've learned thus far and what drives us to continue driving solutions at an economic, political and social level. Join Maite and Leila Zamora Moreno and Marlen Vargas Del Razo – the hos... —

[99] Equal Life Foundation: Our Moral Imperatives

What is Equal Life Foundation? What is the vision of ELF? What is the road that has been travelled so far? What are some of the future projects that ELF will undertake? What are the principles of ELF's Bill of Rights? Join us in our conversation with Cerise Poolman from South ... —

242. Running the Shop

The show follows different company bosses as they hand over the reins of their business to the workforce in an effort to turn around the company’s fortunes. What kind of human potential opens up when turning a business into a cooperative for three weeks? What obstacles do auth... —

241. Stealing Africa and the Wealth of the First World

What would be a solution to stop plundering resources from Africa and instead be able to benefit the people by the use and sales of resources existent in their nation? Who are responsible for Africa’s Poverty and how can we change Poverty into Powerty= Power To You? Stealing... —

240. Is Regenerative Capitalism an Oxymoron?

What can we learn from John Fullerton’s proposal on ‘Regenerative Capitalism’? What principles are missing in our world to make our system operate in a world that is best for all? [98] China: Economic Growth or Ecological Collapse? TruthOut’s Report: China’s Communist-... —

[97] Acting Local while Thinking Global

Does Localism propose a feasible way to transform the global capitalist system? Is decentralization of the economy a viable way to liberate ourselves in the system? Does Localism look at the structures of the system that must be changed at a political and economic level? Is th... —

239. Is Boycotting the Way to Save the World ?

Is blaming a single product for the destruction of our environment a clever move or should we question our consumer needs instead? Are corporations the only ones responsible for how their products are made? What can we do to actually sort out the unsustainable use of resources... —

238. Just Eat It: Why Do We Waste Food?

“We are trashing labor, energy, water and land for food that no one eats” “A LOT of dumping is just economics” “Littering is prohibited, but Food Littering is Condoned” 50% of the Food produced in the world is wasted, this only happens in wealthy societies – a paradox consider... —

[96] TTIP: a Transatlantic Corporate Power Grab

What is the TTIP? Is it a global corporate takeover? Why is the information about it being kept secret? Would corporations gain more power over our lives with it? Will corporations be able to sue governments? What’s the role of lobbyists in it? What can we do about it?  Is ... —

237. The Naked Brand: Fakeness is Obsolete

How can we stop fighting corporations and instead, use them to create a new organization and world order based on transparency, quality production, good job conditions and wages as well as using their own qualities as marketing tools? This and more is discussed in the Document... —

236. #TheBriefcase: Where’s the Win-Win?

What False Dilemma is created in the show ‘The Briefcase’? Why do people must choose between ‘sharing’ or ‘benefitting their families’? What kind of flaws in the system are unquestioned in this emotional depiction of poverty? What can we take from this reality show and so use ... —

[95] Basic Income: The Story So Far

What evidence do we have thus far that Basic Income is a solution to economic inequality and poverty? What are the economic trends leading to the necessity of implementing Basic Income programs around the world? Why is providing a Basic Income a social investment instead of an... —

235. Kill the Messenger: No More

Why should we all become Gary Webb? Why is it that uncovering ‘big truths’ and exposing corruption at the highest levels of power a threat to one’s life instead of an honorary virtue of integrity? How is it that scandals are used to distract people’s awareness from matters of ... —

234. California’s Drought and #Hollywater Awareness

Solutions must be brought forth to increase the water supply in California, but in the meantime, where is our attention diverted to? What kind of technology is being squandered instead of focusing on ensuring each human being – all around the world – has access to this vital l... —

[94] The Moral Imperative

Can we really say that those in society with the least education, the most dysfunctional upbringings and relationships and whose behavior, personality designs and thought processes are most aligned to the culture of crime and survival - are the ones who have a Moral imperative... —

233. The Salt of the Earth: from Decay to Regeneration

How can someone’s work and life be a process of transformation from witnessing decay and destruction to deciding to put one’s grain of sand to create solutions that seem small, but have great impact at large? Discussing the inspiring life and work of Sebastião Salgado featured... —

232. #YuanNewWorldTradeCurrency : A Real Change of Powers?

“China has sought to have the yuan reflect its new status as the world’s biggest trading nation and second-largest economy. Acceptance as one of five currencies included in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights would accelerate its acceptance as a bona fide reserve currency.” How r... —

[93] Would a Living Income bring a Revolution in Education?

What is the purpose of the current educational system and how does it impact on the development of children? Why should empowering education be considered as a basic human right? How is the structure of the current education system disempowering the youth? How will changing th... —

427. Walking through the Fear of Making a Decision

“OBSERVE yourself in that moment ob-SERVE, serve yourself with some awareness through observation, in the moment MOVE yourself to ask “why am I allowing the mind to be more than me/a decision to change here?” and then do a forgiveness / breathing to stand and not accept/allow ... —

231. Farmers’ Suicides and BT Cotton: What are the Solutions?

“An estimated 290,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide in 20 years. Small farms used to be India’s economic backbone, but now owners struggle to make even a meager profit and drown in debt. Many blame GMO cotton for the failing farms, having cornered the market and replac... —

230. Who are the Authors of this World System?

Identifying the authorities we have placed ‘above us’ enables us to recognize where we have abdicated our power away to design a system that works for all – how can we become the authors of this world and dismantle the hierarchical structures that exist within and without us? ... —

[92] Basic Income Canada

Why is a basic income necessary? Why should the living wage movement care about the basic income movement? What is the cost of a basic income? How can people join the movement for Basic Income in Canada? This and more will be discussed with Jon Sanderson from Canada in our liv... —

229. Inheritance Taxes and #DeathAfterMath

Why are taxes imposed  to ‘gifts’ endowed as a patrimony left by relatives/significant ones meant to be assistive after they die? ‘Gone without a trace’ should not be a criminal pun, but a self-responsible planning  skills for and by the living ones that wish to support their ... —

[91] Basic Income and Women's Rights

How can Basic Income be a game changer for the empowerment of women? What kinds of abusive situations can women stand up from upon having the right to a guaranteed living income? What kinds of potentials can be unleashed when both men and women are equally empowered to be fina... —

228. E-Waste Trafficking: a 21st Century Crisis

The wonders of technology also come with a hideous after effect: tons of  e-waste and a multi-billion dollar mafia that is emerging where government and recycling plants strike juicy deals while impoverished people make some cents a day by separating toxic waste. How can a Liv... —