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Finding the Principles of the Forward Together Movement

Earlier today, blogger Docdawg reflected on his participation in the second year of weekly “Moral Mondays” protests held in Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina:

“In the face of Moral Mondays’ incessant reminders of NC voters’ discontent and revulsion, state Republicans (not too long ago a fearsomely united bloc) are beginning to unravel at [...]

Code PINK activates for Anti-War DC protests with Encampment Outside Congress

In recent years, the organization Code PINK shifted from protest actions to educational meetings and discussions as people stopped showing up for demonstrations. But last night Code PINK started an encampment outside Congress that will be ongoing, at least until Congress votes one way or the other on authorization of war against Syria. As the [...]

Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden reaches 100,000 Threshold, Triggering a Required White House Response

Two weeks ago, J. Clifford noted the existence of a new petition declaring the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden to be a hero and calling for his pardon. This petition is not your usual slacktivist information-gathering scam; the administration of President Barack Obama has committed to reviewing and responding to each petition posted on the whitehouse.gov [...]

Restore The Fourth Protests around the United States, July 4 2013

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

This [...]

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?

Indiana University Goes on Strike

Indiana University is going on strike tomorrow. Demands:

1. Immediately reduce tuition and eliminate fees. 2. Stop privatization and outsourcing at IU. 3. End the wage freeze. 4. The university must honor its promise to double the enrollment of African-American students to 8%. 5. Abolish both HB1402 and SB590. 6. No retaliation for participating in [...]

350.org Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Hits American Campuses (at least on the Internet)

In the 1980s, nearly two hundred colleges and universities across the United States agreed to divest — that is, stop investing their endowment funds — in businesses involved in the deeply racist Apartheid regime of South Africa. In this decade, the Fossil Free movement is organizing students and faculty on college campuses, who are in [...]

As Congress Reauthorizes FISA, Evidence Shows Anti-Terrorism Authority Used to Stop Protests Against Banks

As we reported yesterday, the U.S. Senate is poised to reauthorize the FISA Amendments Act today with little debate. In effect since 2008, the FISA Amendments Act supersedes the 4th Amendment right of the people against unreasonable search and seizure by granting the U.S. Government power to search through and seize people’s communications and other [...]

GlobalNoise, Occupy and other Movements join new Via22 movement of Monthly Demonstrations

Last year, massive protests in Arab countries and Europe sparked a wave of Occupy protests and encampments in the United States. That wave is not completely dissipated, but has continuing repercussions in national and international politics. Because the Occupy movement pointedly refused to articulate clear policy demands, most of its impact has been cultural, making [...]

No Labels/Draft Walker/Peterson Clone Corp called The Can Kicks Back is Coming… Track It

Calling itself a “movement” of “millenials,” a website called The Can Kicks Back (TKCB) hasn’t yet made a public launch, but it is already at work behind the scenes to set up its organizational infrastructure.

Oddly enough, in a posting on a jobs board TKCB Communications Director Jake Parent reveals that it is anything but [...]

What Upcoming Protests Do You Know About? How Did You Find Out?

When mainstream media outlets pointedly refuse to cover massive protests on the street, it becomes incumbent upon those of us who write off the mainstream to spread the word of upcoming protest. The problem with finding information off the mainstream is that it can be swamped by the ranks of “serious journalists” who tell us [...]