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A Frolicsome Krampus Tag — in the original spirit of Fun

It’s not strictly tied to the calendar, but December 5 is a traditional Krampustag (Day of Krampus) in which the creature historically associated with the old Yuletide stories makes his way through European towns and cities engaged in a bit of fun. “Fun” is a word that originally described trickery, quick-footed fooling or some other [...]

Occupy Protests Spring Back on April 7 2012

Indicator #1 that the “dead” Occupy movement isn’t dead: 133 arrests in the last month alone.

Indicator #2: just use your eyes.

Follow the hashtag #TakeTheSpring to learn more.

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Spread the Word: Tell us About Your Protest!

Ross the Keystone State activist writes in today to let us know about two upcoming protests:

1. On Thursday, October 14 from 4:30-6:00 pm at the intersection of 9th and Hamilton in Allentown, PA there will be an Anti-Fracking protest to protect Pennsylvania’s already-threatened groundwater:

Join Food & Water Watch, Clean Water Action and Gas [...]

The Know-Nothings of the 1800s and the No-Mosquers of the new millenium

Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:

The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?

In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob [...]

Philly Catholic Church Says It Can’t Pay for Schoolbooks, Slips Anti-Gay Maine Campaign a Check

Did you know that the private, religious Catholic Schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese are subsidized by the taxpayers of the state of Pennsylvania? It’s true; statewide, Catholic schools in Pennsylvania receive $9.5 million in every year in state subsidies so the religious schools can buy textbooks and workbooks. But this year, during the 101-day period [...]

Philly Catholic Church Says It Can't Pay for Schoolbooks, Slips Anti-Gay Maine Campaign a Check

Did you know that the private, religious Catholic Schools of the Philadelphia Archdiocese are subsidized by the taxpayers of the state of Pennsylvania? It’s true; statewide, Catholic schools in Pennsylvania receive $9.5 million in every year in state subsidies so the religious schools can buy textbooks and workbooks. But this year, during the 101-day period [...]

Philadelphia Should Tax Cars Instead Of Closing Libraries

Philadelphia could have reduced traffic, better educated citizens, improved public safety, and kids who know how to swim – or it could save car owners one hundred dollars every year. Mayor Michael Nutter is nutters for choosing cars over community. [...]

Stadium Full of Hockey Moms Boos Sarah Palin

I’m guessing it’s because she didn’t wink at them.