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Submitted by libbyliberal on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 8:02pm
Protests at US embassies are occurring throughout the Middle East and beyond. Four days thus far and counting.
Over a dozen deaths and hundreds of injuries.
The triggering catalyst was an ugly anti-Islamic video posted on YouTube but Bill Van Auken of wsws explains something even the most obtuse American should know by now, “underlying them [the upheavals] is deep-seated anger over the wars and oppression inflicted by American imperialism over the decades.” Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 1:52pm
Police arrest six protesters at Hart Building
Capitol Police arrested six demonstrators in the Hart Senate Office Building Tuesday in a protest stemming from the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement.
The six are charged with unlawful conduct-demonstrating in a Capitol building, and are being processed at Capitol Police headquarters, according to department spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.
The groups Occupy D.C. and Stop the Machine had announced plans earlier in the day to try and shut down the Senate Hart building by gathering in the atrium. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:25pm
The People Are the Media
Shifting Power from Corporate Interests Requires us to be Expand Our Media Power
When You Come to Freedom Plaza, Prepare to Tell the World ...
... Think of the networks of people you know – friends, families, professional associates – and all of the outlets where you can get out a message – social networks like Facebook, twitter, blogs, email lists. There is no doubt that the thousands of people who will read this article and the thousands more who will be in Freedom Plaza this October have the ability to reach millions of people – literally millions. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 1:59pm
Climate Progress: Though they don’t want you to know about it, the billionaire Koch brothers are bankrolling a massive campaign to roll back progressive achievements, and today, labor, civil rights, and climate activists turned out at dozens of rallies across the country to demonstrate against the Koch’s secretive influence in American politics and to stand up for labor and civil rights. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 3:31pm
I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the recent protests in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and now Michigan. We are witnessing a real uprising; a new citizens movement being born.
Presidential elections are the culmination of political movements, not the beginning, or even middle. To permit ourselves to be distracted by the 2012 Presidential election from what is clearly the issue of our time would be a real shame. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MontanaMaven on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 4:55pm
Submitted by LostClown on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 3:07pm
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Submitted by letsgetitdone on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:55am
Last Saturday a protest expressing solidarity with the one in Madison, Wisconsin called “The Rally To Save the American Dream” occurred at DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. The protest was short, beginning at 12:00 Noon and ending at roughly 1:30 PM. It was organized by a coalition of progressive organizations including Move-on and Democracy for America. Union representation was also strong and included the DC Teachers Union, and the local Chapter of National Nurses United, a well as other local Unions. Read below the fold...
Submitted by LostClown on Tue, 03/01/2011 - 2:53pm
Wisconsin judge orders Capitol to be reopened
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Moeser ordered state officials on Tuesday to open access. Moeser's order was granted without a hearing and specified it would stand until the trial court is able to schedule a hearing on the matter.
A hearing on the restraining order sought by the Wisconsin State Employees Union is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Read below the fold...
Submitted by twig on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 1:41pm
Submitted by danps on Sat, 02/19/2011 - 10:43am
So Freddie deBoer posts (via) a serious, well articulated plea for those on the warpath against Social Security and Medicare to think about the real world impact. Read below the fold...