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Think the Occupation Movement is Bereft of Ideas and Goals? Read This.

It is true that the Occupy Wall Street demonstration took a frustratingly long time to articulate a set of demands. But the claim that the occupation movement has no direction is false. You don’t have to look far to find a clear, specific, detailed and sourced articulation of a political agenda for the movement. Courtesy [...]

Old Americans Elect Video Openly Promotes Centrist Ideology, Contradicting Current Neutrality Claim

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation that has registered as a political party in multiple states and plans to run its own candidate for President in 2012. Lately, Americans Elect has been saying that they have no ties to left, right or center, and that they do not promote any ideology. Its current “About” page:

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No Agendas? Really? Americans Elect Bylaws specify 2012 ticket with “Centrist Principles”

Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation that has refused to share the sources of its funding, is working to arrange the election of its very own presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2012. Americans Elect President and Chairman Peter Ackerman walked away from his 1980s role as assistant to junk bond king Michael Milken with half [...]

Top 3 Myths About the National Equality March, October 11 2009

I’ve been reading around this morning and am interested to see a few people squawking about the National Equality March (facebook | twitter) scheduled for October 11, 2009. Their squawks are dedicated to supporting the proposition that it’s better for them to stay home than to participate in this day of activism and the congressional-district-level [...]

Congressional Financial Markets Caucus Slips Into Existence in the House. Watch its Agenda.

Noted by nobody except the staff of the Committee on House Administration and bearing not a word of mention in the Congressional Record, the Congressional Financial Markets Caucus slipped into existence as an official Congressional Member Organization (or CMO) on March 11, 2009. What do its co-chairs, conservative Democrat Jim Marshall and even more conservative [...]

Secondary Activism: Vote Surveillance Reform Up on Change.org

Jon Pincus of Get FISA Right points me to a competition of ideas at Change.org. People are invited to submit their ideas for presidential priorities in the new administration, and/or to vote up or down the ideas others have submitted:

Submit your ideas for how to change America, discuss with others, and vote for your [...]

Will Barack Obama have the Courage to Ban Cluster Bombs?

This website has been unsparingly ungracious toward Senator Dianne Feinstein — and she has deserved every impolite word. She has earned our wrath by supporting unconstitutional warrantless wiretaps, prioritizing corporate immunity over criminal accountability, and rammed pro-torture Michael Mukasey into the Attorney General’s Office. Dianne Feinstein voted for the Iraq war and the Protect America [...]

No Ocean Obama Yet

It’s only a matter of time before those of us on land feel the effects of the impoverishment of our oceans. 5 or 10 years from now, it may be too late to do anything. President Obama needs to begin a course of strong action as soon as possible to avert true human disaster resulting from the oceans crisis. [...]

Video of Columbus, OH Post-Election Demonstration, Nov. 5 2008

A new group here in Ohio called Columbus for Peace (no website yet, though I understand there will be one soon) called for people to come to the corner of Broad and High streets at 10:00 AM to demonstrate for peace and the American Constitution today, no matter who was elected president. The idea was [...]