Some people schedule their summers around expensive megaconcerts. Some people schedule their summers around beach parties. Some people schedule their summers around protest. If you’re in the last category, here’s your heads-up for the end of Summer 2012:
Big protest #1: March on the Republican National Convention, Tampa FL, August 27-30
Big protest #2: March [...]
Bern enjoys singing in a Maryland barbershop quartet in his spare time. When he’s not putting on a straw hat, he sends out e-mails explaining why he opposes Barack Obama. In a word, it’s because Barack Obama is poopy. In a message this morning, Bern explained that he’d like me to put these images on [...]
Today at noon, Occupy San Francisco heads to the Monte Rio to stand in protest against the annual exclusive Bohemian Grove forest gathering of captains of industry, military and government.
One of the accusations leveled at the Bohemian Grove encampment by Occupy San Francisco is oddly religious in nature:
Occupy Bohemian Grove came to OccupySF’s [...]
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 [...]