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What Counts As Indie In Books?

I love the idea of Indie. Finding a true independent in a world filled with big, powerful organizations is a lucky thing, like finding a four-leaf clover.

So, I was excited to discover IndieBound this morning. IndieBound is the web site of an association of independent bookstores. It describes itself as follows: “A product of […]

A Corkboard Candidacy

U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders is considered a possible candidate for President in 2016, but months have passed since his name was proposed by liberal activists, and still we don’t know what Sanders means to do. He hasn’t agreed to run, but he has pointedly refused to say he won’t run, either.

How much support would […]

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 […]

National Equality March Replaces Congressional District Advocacy with American Idol Ripoff

When I first became aware of the National Equality March (Washington DC, Sunday October 11) back in July, the event was being advertised not only as a march on Washington, DC but also as an effort for getting people organized locally in their own states and congressional districts. The sign-up page to RSVP as someone […]

Why is Ron Paul Federalizing School Contraception Policy?

“social conservatives… are better to leave the legislative remedies for important social issues at the level where they constitutionally belong, namely at the discretion of state and local officials.”

— Ron Paul, November 2008

“our founders never intended for social policy to be decided at the federal level…The notion that an all-powerful, centralized state should […]

How To Make Dandelion Coffee

Will coffee and dandelions swap places again, with dandelions overtaking the Starbucks brew in popularity? Maybe, if Americans learn to drink down the bitter root and fend for themselves. […]

Find Local Food

Local Harvest is a site that allows people to search for markets that emphasize local food, and for farmers and food artisans who sell directly to people who intend to eat their food. […]

Buy American in the USA To Cut Air Pollution

We enthusiastically support the work of shirt retailer Skreened, because the people at Skreened only sell stuff that’s made in the USA, and that’s the way it’s been since day one. That means no sweatshop labor, and an awful lot less pollution. […]

Diversity of Forms: Obama Gear Across States

Is this a sign that the Obama gear supply chain, like the Obama campaign generally, is locally based and responsive to what is locally wanted and available?, […]

The List of Actions is Growing! Protest the Militarization of Space, October 4-12 2008

The week of October 4-12, 2008 has been dedicated by the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space to protests against the militarization of space, and a growing list of communities are taking part. The following are places where organizing for demonstrations or presentations is underway. If you live nearby one of these […]

How To Build Your Own Windmill

A couple of days ago, I noted the efforts of startups in this country and others to manufacture a windmill that would fit on a roof, balcony or porch of a person’s home. These are admirable efforts, but because the products are manufactured using fossil fuels and shipped long distances, they unfortunately come with a […]