Marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations “Earth Summit” on global development, the international Occupy movement is calling for protesters to gather in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22 to stage social movement pressure on the invitation-only participants in Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Countering last year’s (fair) criticism of [...]
The June 2012 protest calendar of World Can’t Wait is empty. The June 2012 protest calendar of United for Peace and Justice is empty. The June 2012 events list for the ANSWER Coalition consists of nothing but screenings and internal discussion events. These organizations no longer appear to be the vanguard of social movement activity [...]
What’s the different message of a bumper sticker in the shape of the United States and the label “occupied territory” and a bumper sticker that’s exactly the same but with a label that reads “occupy”? [...]
A massive protest by Occupy Wall Street is underway.
The New York Times (you know, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”) refuses to cover it anywhere on its front page, where over a hundred other news headlines sit.
Among the stories the New York Times decides is “fit [...]
I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.
I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York [...]
Planning for huge protests outside this month’s NATO summit have already begun. Find out how you can participate. [...]
Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 stipulate that any draft or declared presidential candidate wishing to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting must obtain sufficient clicks of support on its website 7 days before a round of voting occurs. The sufficient amount varies according to who you are. If you’re [...]
The North Carolina Coalition Against Corporate Power has put out the call for Americans upset at the practices of Bank of America to mount a protest during its annual shareholders meeting, culminating in Charlotte NC on May 9:
Homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women’s groups, peace activists and more will be in Charlotte, bringing [...]
Call it the American Spring. Call it the 99% Resurgent. Call it what you will, protest is popping up all over tomorrow, May 1, in 127 cities across 46 states of the Union.
The following list is nabbed shamelessly from Occupy Wall Streetvisit that original page.
May Day Actions in the Occupy Movement, 2012
A whopping 102 organizations in New York City have endorsed — and, more importantly, are set to participate in — a long list of protest activities tomorrow, May 1 2012. These include actions approved by local, state and federal government officials — and actions that have no approval save the authority of the United States [...]
SPRING IS HERE.
WE ARE COMING.
These are the words with which the Occupy movement in Los Angeles announces its May 1 protest resurgence, a series of actions inspired by the four winds. Coming from the North, the South, the East and the West, four caravans will wind from the suburbs and the coast, [...]