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Not Morgellons

I will send money Pushed by light To one twentieth of a new storefront Or to five minutes of a billable hour Or to a sixtieth of a new well I will spend time Twenty minutes on a letter to shaking heads Or four hours on data bouillion Or two days for headed for a [...]

The Effect of a Lack of Trust

Time was, I paid a lot of attention to what Barack Obama said. I waited in line to attend his speeches and transcribed them so everyone could share in the knowledge of his plans. I showed up for meetings his staffers held on environmental issues, eager to disseminate his ideas on water policy for debate [...]

Restore the Fourth Movement to Fight Warrantless Surveillance Reports Media Success… What’s Next?

The Restore the Fourth movement against massive warrantless seizure of papers and effects by the U.S. Government reports significant success in pulling Americans’ attention back to the NSA PRISM scandal with its nationwide day of protest:

Your protests this week brought major local, national, and international media attention to our movement and, more importantly, to [...]

Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden reaches 100,000 Threshold, Triggering a Required White House Response

Two weeks ago, J. Clifford noted the existence of a new petition declaring the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden to be a hero and calling for his pardon. This petition is not your usual slacktivist information-gathering scam; the administration of President Barack Obama has committed to reviewing and responding to each petition posted on the whitehouse.gov [...]

The Kids are Alright: Student Activism Continues at Ohio University

So you say that the youth of today is complacent, accepting, quiescent. Not like you were back in the day?

Naw. It’s just that on the television channels you watch, everyone’s heaping attention on schmucks who set off bombs. In the meantime, Ohio University students staged a protest against tuition increases, getting arrested in the [...]

Indiana University Goes on Strike

Indiana University is going on strike tomorrow. Demands:

1. Immediately reduce tuition and eliminate fees. 2. Stop privatization and outsourcing at IU. 3. End the wage freeze. 4. The university must honor its promise to double the enrollment of African-American students to 8%. 5. Abolish both HB1402 and SB590. 6. No retaliation for participating in [...]

What Upcoming Protests Do You Know About? How Did You Find Out?

When mainstream media outlets pointedly refuse to cover massive protests on the street, it becomes incumbent upon those of us who write off the mainstream to spread the word of upcoming protest. The problem with finding information off the mainstream is that it can be swamped by the ranks of “serious journalists” who tell us [...]

National Occupation of Washington DC Set to Begin Today — Watch for What Happens Next

NOW DC, a national occupation bringing together representatives from various area occupations, is scheduled to begin today, March 30 2012. What goes down will be an indication of the strength of the Occupy movement. [...]

Jul Creates a New Map of Occupy Arrests along with the Unemployment Rate

Jul has just created a new, updated map plotting [...]

Faith Based Pagan Cluster at the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington DC

I don’t think this is what George W. Bush and Barack Obama meant by “Faith-Based Initiatives,” but it’s there nonetheless in Freedom Plaza.

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Write your letter to the Editor against Patriot Act Reauthorization TODAY

They’re old-fashioned, I know, but letters to the editor of your local newspaper are important for a couple of reasons. First, they initiate public conversation among the most active members of your community. People who read newspapers tend to be more educated, more inclined toward participation in civic events, and more likely to show up [...]