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.
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
In the fall of 2010, the FBI raided a number of homes and an office across various midwestern cities in the United States. These raids were the result of infiltrations into communities of peace activists by agents of the FBI, and have resulted in 23
Attendance at Saturday’s Rally to Restore Sanity, an event called to celebrate inactivism at which people clapped and waved their hands while Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow soulfully crooned, “I can’t change the world”: 215,000 Attendance at a 2008 rally against the use and coverup
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
The Federal Election Commission has an ever-growing list of “independent expenditures” made by political corporations whose donors the American people are kept from knowing and whose actual independence from congressional campaigns is a matter of conjecture. All one of these political corporations has to do
Yesterday, I despaired a bit that old social movement tactics didn’t seem to be working any more. New Media Rights and the Tactical Technology Collective have gotten creative, coming out with a list of 10 tactics for turning information into activism: 1. mobilise people 2.
That’s what Tom said and asked last night. He’s right: government is corrupt. So would I have people do? I would have people strain and stretch and TRY, and not just through voting, but through organized social movement activity. Politics is no more and no
Ross the Keystone State activist writes in today to let us know about two upcoming protests: 1. On Thursday, October 14 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the intersection of 9th and Hamilton in Allentown, PA there will be an Anti-Fracking protest to protect Pennsylvania’s already-threatened groundwater:
What kind of a nation does the Tea Party Nation have in mind? There’s a lot to admire about the gumption of actual grassroots Tea Party activists. I don’t share their exclusive definition of “defending the Constitution,” promoting an interpretation of the 10th Amendment that
Last week, the American Library Association released a statement decrying the chilling effect of the federal Patriot Act law. Under the Patriot Act, the FBI under Patriot Act Section 215 and Section 505 authority can and does obtain patrons’ library records when there is no