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Thought Occupy Was Dead? Head to Washington DC May 20

Occupy Our Homes will be holding a demonstration in Washington DC during the week of May 20 2013 in the latest focus of the Occupy movement: foreclosures on struggling Americans while banks roll in profit.

Not quite “dead,” is it?

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Meets March 5. Can You Find Your Invitation?

Because President Barack Obama has not bothered to open a web page for the underfunded, unstaffed and unchaired Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the only way for members of the public to know about its activities is to pay close attention to this website maintained by the Federal Registry. Despite federal law, the Board [...]

Hilarious: Two “Grassroots” Pete Peterson Groups Fluffing for Each Other in Front of the NYSE

Oh, the follies of billionaires.

Last week, an organization called The Can Kicks Back posted the following to its Facebook page:

The silly geese. How surprised can “The Can Kicks Back” be about the activities of “Fix the Debt” when the two organizations share the very same DC Beltway office suite? You can write [...]

Americans Elect Spends another $90,000, sending mail from DC to swing Maine Senate Race

“The Delegates — and the rest of the American people — are the true boss of Americans Elect.” — Americans Elect, “About,” April 2011

“We will never promote any candidate of our own — and the ultimate winner is decided only by the American voters.” — Americans Elect, “About,” July 2011

“The Last Best [...]

Do Cosponsors of the June 24 DC March Against Torture Actually Promote the Event?

A national march in Washington DC against Torture on June 24 2012 is said to be cosponsored by 28 social movement organizations. Cosponsorship denotes support, and the very least an organization could do to support an event is to promote it. Perhaps the simplest, lowest-cost way for a social movement organization to support this DC [...]

No Labels Fights to Stop the Fighting

No Labels, May 18 2012: “The fight to solve our country’s problems goes on — that’s why you should support #NoLabels”.

No Labels, May 19 2012: “Listen up #Washington: Stop fighting. Start fixing! Plz RT if you agree.”

And yes, in case you were wondering: No Labels’ headquarters is in Washington, DC.

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Stop the Frack Attack Rally against Fracking July 28 in Washington, DC

If you say enough with the earthquakes (yes, earthquakes), enough with the spills, enough with the carcinogenic drinking water, enough with plans for drill rigs on campus, enough with cozy insiderism going all the way up to the Obama administration, rally July 28 in Washington, DC.

When people stand up, declare they’ve had enough and [...]

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. [...]

Don’t Believe It? How to See Eddie Izzard for Free in Washington DC March 24

What would you pay to see comedian Eddie Izzard?

What if I told you you didn’t have to pay a thing?

Don’t believe it? Well, your disbelief is kind of the entire point.

Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance let us know about the deal today:

Eddie Izzard will be flying to Washington DC [...]

Report: Inside the DC Beltway, Inequality is Even More Striking than Outside

Washington, DC has the 2nd highest average income among its richest 20% of all of America’s 50 largest cities. But the income of DC’s poorest 20% is far below the 50-largest-city average. The capital city of the United States of America is place of sky-high income inequality.

So finds the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in [...]

Talk about J16 Occupy the Dream and J17 Occupy Congress Grows in Decentralized Grassroots Fashion

… while Americans Elect twitter talk apparently jumps the shark, dominated. [...]