Activism in Arizona

Gabriel of Urantia and Global Community Communications Alliance are strong supporters of the Border Patrol Victims Network. We have participated in several border vigils in Nogales, AZ which are actually shared with people in Nogales, Sonora.

We also actively support Friends of the Santa Cruz River, and the indigenous rights movement through participation in Save Oak Flat and other events.

Gabriel of Urantia is the founder of KVAN Visionary Radio, broadcasting in Tucson AZ at 91.7 FM—and all over the world at

In addition to featuring musicians who have a message for positive global change, KVAN provides an outlet for alternative voices of the world.

Here are some of the activists who have been interviewed on KVAN. These interviews can be heard at

KVAN Community Voices

  • Howie Glasser of Children's Success Foundation
  • Cheryl Holland & Cindy Grottman of Turn Your Life Around Counseling & Recovery Center
  • Jessica Martz & Dave Quist of Arizona Children's Association
  • Hawkeye Richardson of Tell Me A Good Story
  • Pastors Jamie & Pamela Benjamin of Greater Faith Church
  • General Tchefary / activist musician from the Ivory Coast
  • Bob Feinman of Borderland Film Festival
  • Richard Noel of Tucson Meet Yourself
  • Ben Lomeli of Friends of the Santa Cruz River
  • Mike Peel of Local First Arizona
  • Bethany Neumann & Danial Armenta of Youth On Their Own
  • Clyde Bellecourt of American Indian Movement
  • Stephanie Tsosie & Micalson Bahe of Navajo Nation
  • Barbara Eiswerth & Joel Cosmass of Iskashitaa Refugee Network
  • Cheryl Holland and Cindy Graupman of Turn Your Life Around
  • Jordyn Abrigo and Sarah Alderson of Lady Peace

Change Point; Activist Journeys in Southern Arizona

  • Finding Permanent Solutions for Nogales Stormwater Problems; Drinking Water & Sanitation Concerns in Southern Arizona
    • Natalie Brassill (University of Arizona, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences)
    • Ben Lomeli (Hydrologist)
    • Bill Beaver (Santa Cruz County GIS Analyst)
    • Ruben Reyes (District Director for Congressman Grijalva)
    • Charlene Laplante (Santa Cruz County, Chief Civil County Attorney)
  • Families Separated, Detained and Deported at the Border
    • Laurie Melrood (activist and social worker)
  • Border Patrol Checkpoints---Part 1
    • Sophie Smith (People Helping People in the Border Zone)
  • Border Patrol Checkpoints---Part 2
    • Jacob Stuckenberg (Border Patrol Public Affairs Office)
    • Daniel Hernandez (Border Patrol Public Affairs Office)
  • Taking Care of People Deported to Nogales, Sonora
    • Joanna Williams (Kino Border Initiative)

Rosemont Mine

God bless all those who fought against the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, within Global Community Communications Alliance and outside of it. And God bless Judge Soto and his family. Gabriel of Urantia A message from Gayle Hartmann, SSSR president: Where Are We Now? Judge Soto’s recent decision has been a wonderful, first-round victory, as I’ve said...

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Creating Alliances with the H.O.N.O.R. Collective

On Friday, July 12, members of Global Community Communications Alliance attended an event at the San Xavier Co-op Farm (Tucson) in solidarity with the newly formed H.O.N.O.R. Collective, which stands for Healing Our Nations, Offering Resiliency. To kick off this important event on July 12, the H.O.N.O.R. Collective hosted an Indigenous Women’s Sharing Circle. The...

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School of the Americas Watch Border Encuentro

Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA) participated in an important protest against U.S. economic, military, and political intervention in Latin America. In solidarity with many organizations that support humane border policies, GCCA was honored to participate and assist this important event. GCCA assisted with set-up logistics of this massive protest on the border, and also coordinated the...

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Earth Harmony Festival Speaker Panel—An International Watershed Crisis Right Here in Our Neighborhood! Where Do We Go From Here?

An informative and fascinating panel discussion on the recent IOI sewage pipe breach, that poured millions of gallons of raw sewage and heavy metal contaminants into the Nogales Wash and the Santa Cruz River, was held during the Earth Harmony Festival — at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori, AZ — on Sunday, October...

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Local Youth Celebrate the Santa Cruz River in the Seventh Annual Celebrate The River Student Art Contest

The seventh annual Celebrate the Santa Cruz River Student Art Contest was held on Friday, May 19th, 2017, at the Americana Hotel in Nogales. Hosted by Friends of the Santa Cruz River and sponsored by Global Community Communications Alliance, students from ten local schools are submitting art on the theme: "OUR WONDERFUL WATERSHED". Schools participating in...

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Convergence at the Border 2016

On Saturday October 8, 2016 twenty members of Global Community Communications Alliance attended the Convergence at the Border events in Nogales, AZ. Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage was also made available for traveling participants in this event to camp for free. The School of the Americas Watch ( moved their annual convergence (held...

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Friends of the Santa Cruz River Warn of IOI Catastrophe

Global Community Communications Alliance has been a major supporter of Friends of the Santa Cruz River ( since moving to southern Arizona in 2008. Lah-May and Blue Evening Star have served on the board of Friends of the Santa Cruz River (FOSCR) since 2008. Lah-May is the secretary of FOSCR as well as being...

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Global Community Communications Alliance Supports Sixth Annual Celebrate the River Art Contest

Gabriel of Urantia has a long history of inspiring activism through arts. Global Community Communications Alliance is the co-sponsor of the sixth annual Celebrate the River Student Art Contest, to be held at the Americana Hotel in Nogales, AZ on Friday, May 13th 2016 from 6:30 - 8:30pm. We have ten schools participating in the...

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May 5, a Day for Native Women

an article by Ele-Elleid Kay I was born on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin where I lived on and off for about 30 years. I was too white on my mother's side of the family to be a registered tribal member, but my heart was too red to fit into the uncultured ways of the city...

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Local Youth Celebrate the Santa Cruz River in the Sixth Annual Celebrate The River Student Art Contest

The Sixth Annual Celebrate the River Student Art Contest was a huge success! Hosted by Friends of the Santa Cruz River and sponsored by Global Community Communications Alliance, this year's contest received a warm welcome in its new location at the Americana Hotel in downtown Nogales, Arizona. With ten schools participating and over 620 submissions...

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The Times of the Purification Gathering

On May 5-8, 2016, Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona was honored to host a sacred international event called "The Times of the Purification Gathering". The intention of the Purification Gathering is to capture the heart of the Native American legacy through the arts, while exploring the indigenous wisdom of the ancestors as...

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Mining Issues

UPDATE: As of April 21, 2016, we at Global Community Communications Alliance continue to actively participate in the fight to stop the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. In February 2016, Hudbay Minerals Inc. (the current owner of the Rosemont Mine project) announced that construction of the proposed Rosemont copper mine will be...

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2015 Border Vigil in Nogales, AZ, USA

Written by Blue Evening Star. On the evening of October 10, 2015 change agents of the Spiritualution℠ Movement joined others in vigil for Jose Antonio Elena, a 16-year old boy who was shot 10 times by border patrol agent Lonnie Swartz in 2012. The gathering takes place monthly on both the US and Mexican side of...

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Apache Stronghold at Oak Flat

The occupation of Oak Flat by the Apache People has been strongly supported by Gabriel of Urantia — and members of Global Community Communications Alliance — from the very start in 2015. In a sneaky congressional maneuver by Arizona Republican Senators McCain and Flake and Representative Gosar, 2,400 acres of land, in Arizona's Tonto National...

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Songs for Activism

One of Gabriel of Urantia's strongest areas of activism is in the area of music. He continues to inspire people around the world with his own CosmoPop™ and CosmoWorship music as performed in TaliasVan's Bright & Morning Star Band and TaliasVan's 40-voice Bright & Morning Choir & Orchestra. (TaliasVan is Gabriel of Urantia's name...

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Free Leonard Peltier

Gabriel of Urantia has joined with millions around the globe to call for President Obama to grant clemency and release Leonard Peltier from the unjust imprisonment he has suffered for over 40 years. Here is information on the latest regarding the release of Leonard Peltier: And here is a petition that Global Community Communications Alliance...

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Building Food Security Alliances

Since the relocation of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage to Southern Arizona, we have been busy networking with various food security and justice organizations. All of southeast Arizona is buzzing with the support of much local, national and international organization to improve the local food security and health. Our alliances have strengthened with Somos La...

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Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA) Supports Friends of the Santa Cruz River (FOSCR)

Global Community Communications Alliance worked closely with friends at the Tumacácori National Historic Park, The Sonoran Institute, and the Friends of the Santa Cruz River to host two groundbreaking water-issues events in Spring 2009: a. Researchers Day (March 27, 2009) held at the University of Arizona. Many presentations were given by various groups who...

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Water Preservation

"Every 15 seconds a child dies from lack of access to clean water." as stated in Utne Reader magazine, March/April 2007, p. 5 by Aveda Corporation Through his publication The Alternative Voice, Gabriel of Urantia has addressed many water issues both locally and nationally, read about them here: March/April 2003 - Water: Basis...

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Oak Creek : Red Rock Crossing

In the environmental arena, Gabriel of Urantia fought for 20 years against the building of a major bridge across Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing in Northern Arizona. His stance is that no major bridge should be built at any spot across Oak Creek in Northern Arizona. The Red Rock Crossing site gives a direct...

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