Since it was known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has been a day to remember the dead. Let’s also remember the actions of the living.
On Memorial Day 2007, John Edwards used his platform as a Democratic presidential candidate to call on Americans to engage in activism against the ongoing war in Iraq. Unfortunately, the […]
At a time when most of America is politically quiescent, Moral Mondays are a regular feature of the progressive protest calendar in North Carolina. As the summer looms, the North Carolina NAACP has a queue of themed protests to be staged at the complex of the NC General Assembly in Raleigh:
May 27 theme: Healthcare […]
HKONJ — Historic Thousands On Jones Street — is a North Carolina movement that has transcended the Mondays of the Tar Heel state’s Moral Mondays marches in the state capital of Raleigh. The progressive organization makes this purple state more active than its blue peers, adding to the breadth of the Moral Mondays movement with […]
According to Fast For The Climate, thousands of people are participating in the fast, but how does not eating food for one day a month help to stop climate change? […]
The Moral Monday movement in North Carolina is still rolling. With a nod of the hat to DocDawg for the tip, here’s an announcement of the latest demonstration:
WHEN: April 29, 2015 at 5pm – 6pm
WHERE: NC General Assembly 16 W Jones St Raleigh, NC 27601
“On the anniversary of the first Moral Monday […]
The University of Maine, the University of Dayton, Stanford University, and Syracuse University are just a few among the schools that have already chosen to divest, driving down the stock price of fossil fuel companies. Watch for more to join the list. […]
Tulane University faculty have sent a letter to the school’s president and board of trustees, stating, “we call on Tulane University to freeze new investment in the Carbon Tracker 200 fossil fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds.” […]
Activists from Hedge Clippers entered the Crowne Plaza, and for 20 minutes, spoke for the workers at the low-end restaurants run by the hedge funds. They demanded a 15 dollar per hour livable wage. The hedge fund managers threatened to have them arrested […]
Six activists from Greenpeace have boarded the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig in the Pacific Ocean, and are camped out on the underside of the gigantic vessel as it moves north. The oil rig has received the go-ahead to begin drilling for crude oil in the Chukchi Sea, in Arctic waters north of Alaska.
Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney General, has been blocked from progressing to a confirmation vote by a handful of Republican members of the U.S. Senate for nearly 150 days. While Lynch’s vote is being held up, current Attorney General Eric Holder will continue to serve.
As I understand […]