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Want to Experience Activism with actual Content? Try these Events

You could go to today’s “Rally for Sanity” in Washington, DC that offers the pageantry of a protest but asks its attendants to be quiet and do nothing.

Alternatively, you could attend one of the upcoming political protests listed below. They have the advantage of actually standing for something, but be warned: because these pieces of activism have actual content, someone might disagree with you. So please, bring your defibrillator just in case your tender heart can’t take it.

Peace Walk Through Maine Kicks Off, Farmington, ME
2010-11-03, 8:30 am
Location: Walking from the UMaine-Farmington parking lot on High Street in Farmington to the community center in Skowhegan
For more information: 207-865-0655

Protest Rally at National Conference for Shale Fracking, Pittsburgh, PA
2010-11-03, 12:00 Noon
Location: Allegheny Landing on the North Shore (North Shore Drive and Allegheny Lane); march crosses the Rachel Carson bridge into downtown Pittsburgh
For more information: 724-485-9835

Demonstration to stop war and end harassment of immigrants, East San Diego, CA
2010-11-05, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: City Heights Park Next to Library, Fairmont Ave and Wightman Street
For more information:

Anti-Whaling Protests Worldwide
2010-11-05, times vary
For more information:

World Trade Center Peace Vigil, New York City, NY
2010-11-15, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Church St. between Fulton St. and Vesey St., next to St. Paul’s Chapel Cemetary
For more information: 718-843-0515

Close the School of the Americas Vigil, Fort Benning, GA
2010-11-18, All day through November 20
Location: Fort Benning Gates
For more information: (202) 234-3440

Afghanistan: Time to Go Demonstration, London, UK
2010-11-20, 12 noon
Location: gather in Hyde Park, march to Trafalgar Square
For more information: 020 7801 2768

San Diego Critical Mass Bike Ride, San Diego, CA
2010-11-26, 7:00 pm
Location: the fountain in Balboa Park
For more information:

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