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'We are One!'-April 4-Tallahassee, Fl.

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'We are One!' was more a commentary on our size than our unity. The huge numbers I anticipated did not materialize. But some interesting things did happen.

The same MoveOn co-ordinator for last two rallies was present but did not take a prominent role. The AFL-CIO was not present at all even though the rally was scheduled under the aegis of both organizations. Read more about 'We are One!'-April 4-Tallahassee, Fl.

Tom Hastings - Image Management in Nonviolent Civil Society Struggles

A YouTube from a webinar. It's an hour long, so listen to this, instead of All Things Considered, say. Read more about Tom Hastings - Image Management in Nonviolent Civil Society Struggles

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Simple human decency = heroism

In these days when the very idea of being represented by a union seems to be radical again, thanks to Joe Baca (I had to go look you up!) for this:

Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to eliminate the provision making a federal, state, or local government employee who is dismissed for participating in a strike against the federal government, the state, or a political subdivision of the state ineligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).

May all your works prosper at your hands... Read more about Simple human decency = heroism

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What pragmatism looks like

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The death toll in Japan would have been far higher save for their strict building codes and sea wall.

It is amazing what humans can do if they are not restrained by ideology or parasitic overlords. Read more about What pragmatism looks like

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In the Battle of Do Something vs. Do Nothing; sometimes nothing should win

Update: DeChristopher found guilty on both felony counts. Faces 10 years.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/513552...

Why is the Obama administration prosecuting a person who monkeywrenched a bidding process that they determined was improper to begin with?

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/513468...

What DeChristopher did was essentially a no harm, no foul action, yet our Government hammers him with 2 felonies because he made some people look bad.

In our Orwellian world of Utah logic, the Government was able to defeat DeChristopher's claims of selective prosecution by arguing that other failed bidders lack the intent to disrupt the bidding process. Read more about In the Battle of Do Something vs. Do Nothing; sometimes nothing should win

How To Organize a DEMAND MILLIONAIRES' TAX & MILITARY CUTS Pledge from Citizens Drive?

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So NY's Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn was on a local tv interview show last night and she said flatly something about how the citizens of New York state can totally forget a "millionaires' tax" since our new Dem Governor Cuomo won't go near that. So they go on to the next question.

It ENRAGED me the way she dismissed it and the interviewer backed off. No, that won't be a way to go. We must find human service programs to cut and layoffs of workers to be made, because the NY Governor refuses to go near that. We must be resourceful in cutting the budget, she chirped, after dismissing a most logical and just resource. Read more about How To Organize a DEMAND MILLIONAIRES' TAX & MILITARY CUTS Pledge from Citizens Drive?

National Green Party: Congrats to Egypt and What About Mubarak’s US $70 Billion Stash? (C’mon, Asset-Freezing Time!)

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Green Party of the United States congratulated the Egyptian people and called President Hosni Mubarak's resignation a huge step towards democracy, human rights, and stability for their country.

"The Egyptian revolution is a victory for the people of Egypt, and also the victory for an idea -- the idea that violent regimes can be overthrown through nonviolent means," said Romi Elnagar, member of the Green Party of Louisiana and wife and mother of Egyptian-Americans. "While police and rampaging pro-Mubarak thugs killed 350 and injured thousands more, the protesters themselves remained overwhelmingly peaceful." Read more about National Green Party: Congrats to Egypt and What About Mubarak’s US $70 Billion Stash? (C’mon, Asset-Freezing Time!)

The Methods of Nonviolent Protest and Persuasion

Source: Gene Sharp, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action (Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973).

As protests continue around the world, I'll continue to add non-violent examples to these listings.

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"Jekyll" and Hyde

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The Hyde Amendment, put forth by Henry Hyde (R-We Hate Wimminz) after the passage of Roe v. Wade, has been a rather stubborn thorn in the side of pro-choice activists since its inception. It is a "rider," usually attached to some appropriations bill and passed every year, which prevents the HHS from sending any federal funding towards abortion, except in the cases of rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother. Read more about "Jekyll" and Hyde

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Meet The Mother of Egyptian Intervention (Update)

The Examiner's intrepid reporter Aimee Kligman has a wonderful article on the woman in front of the mass organization in Egypt today. Meet Assma Mahfouz for yourself. Assma found inspiration during the now infamous 2008, April 6th Youth Movement. Read more about Meet The Mother of Egyptian Intervention (Update)

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