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06/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
EPA Pages Dr. Mengele
Categories :: Activism :: Ethics

The EPA is happily skipping down a path better left untaken.

06/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP's 2006 Reelection Campaign
Categories :: Activism :: Election 2006 :: Right-wing Smears

The Republican Party is smearing a majority of Americans in an effort to win the 2006 election.

06/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Swarm this Poll!
Categories :: Activism :: Dean, Howard

Borrowing a page from Freepers...

05/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Repudiating Robertson
Categories :: Activism :: Supreme Court/Judiciary

Pat Robertson actually thinks that independent judges are a greater threat to America than Al Qaeda...

05/04/05 :: By P. M. Carpenter
The Devil They Think They Know...
Categories :: Activism A few months ago I was sharing some cheap Chianti at a cheap bistro with a rather non-political -- borderline apolitical -- acquaintance. Nevertheless, for reasons forgotten he happened to wonder out loud why our political leaders were permitting a...

04/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Dirty Half-Dozen (Minus One)
Categories :: Activism :: Congress :: Tom DeLay

Restoring the bi-partisan rules of the House Ethics Committee was only half the battle; now the Republican Committee members must recuse themselves from any inew investigation into Tom DeLay.

04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Donations to DeLay Waaaaay Down
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

Good News: DeLay has been cut-off from his Congressional cash cow.

04/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Fight for the Constitution
Categories :: Activism :: Judges/Judiciary

Don't let radical judicial activists attack the Constitution; contact Congress.

04/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Puts Dead Millionaires Before America
Categories :: Activism :: Taxes

Fight the Republican deficit by fighting the latest GOP tax break for America's wealthiest.

04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Get Your Creativity On
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

What would you tell the voters in Tom DeLay's district?

04/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Time for DeLay to Go Cold Turkey
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

American Progress has a new campaign to send money-addict Tom DeLay into withdrawal.

04/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Shut-Down the (Moral) Bankruptcy Bill
Categories :: Activism :: Corporate Welfare

The House of Representatives will be voting on the (moral) bankruptcy bill this Wednesday; tell your Congressional representatives to put the poor and middle class ahead of the credit card industry.

03/25/05 :: By Tom Ball
Introducing Paper Chase, the Newest Strategy in Grassroots Activism
Categories :: Activism

Introducing a new organization from those who brought you the Raw Story, and currently sponsored by BradBlog, Watching the Watchers, Newsfare, Political Strategy, The Agonist, and A la Gauche.

03/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Justice for Terry That Much Closer
Categories :: Activism :: Breaking News

The Supreme Court refused, for a fifth time, to prolong Terry Schiavo's agony; make sure Governor Jeb Bush doesn't improperly intervene.

03/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Social Security for Sale at E-Bay
Categories :: Activism :: Humor :: Social Security

Billionaires for Bush injects some humor into the GOP's assault on Social Security.

03/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Tom DeLay Attacks Terry Schiavo
Categories :: Activism :: Civil Rights

Tom DeLay hit a new high on the "hypocrisy meter" during his attack on Terry Schiavo this weekend...

03/14/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Action Alert: Busting DeLay
Categories :: Activism :: Congress :: Criminal Acts :: Republicans

Pressure is mounting on the icon of Republican corruption Tom DeLay. Now efforts are being made to influence wavering GOP'ers uneasy about ethics changes meant to protect DeLay.

03/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Your Right to [Redacted by Government Order]
Categories :: Activism :: Democracy :: Government

We'd have a summary of this article, but the government won't allow it.

02/04/05 :: By Tom Ball
Google Bomb 'Social Security'
Categories :: Activism Put this link in your posts, on your blogs, everywhere you can. Plaster the internet with it. We want every person Googling for information on Social Security to be directed to Social Security Go here for more on the...

01/25/05 :: By Delton Murphy
Action Alert: Hold Condoleezza Rice Accountable!
Categories :: Activism :: Bush Administration :: Rice, Condoleezza Even though it's pretty much a done deal that Condoleezza Rice will be confirmed as the next Secretary of State, she (as well as the rest of the Bushites) must be held accountable. Barbara Boxer may be one of the...

01/23/05 :: By Delton Murphy
Spreading "Freedom"
Categories :: Activism

Although it was hugely downplayed, there were also hundreds of counter-inaugurations held in DC and in cities across the country on inauguration day.

01/11/05 :: By Tom Ball
How to Fox-Proof Your Cable Box
Categories :: Activism

A phenomenal idea and a bargain at only $8.95. What a relief it will be to protect my children’s' innocent eyes from the perversity of O'Reilly's evil mug!

01/05/05 :: By Tom Ball
ACTION ALERT: Boxer May sign on as Critical Senate Component to the Contesting of the 2004 Electoral Vote
Categories :: Activism :: Democracy

Clearly, the bottom line here seems to be Barbara Boxer. Does she have what it takes to be a true leader willing to stand for what she believes in. Or will she too cow to the 'delicacies' of her perceived political future?

12/22/04 :: By Delton Murphy
John Conyers Urges Release of Exit Poll Data
Categories :: Activism :: Discrimination :: Election 2004 :: Elections

As the mystery of the supposedly inaccurate early exit polls indicating that Senator John Kerry was beating President Bush in several key states including Ohio in last month's election begins to fade from our memory, at least one Congressman is refusing to ignore this blatant irregularity.

12/22/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Turn Your Back on Bush
Categories :: Activism :: Bush Administration

Energized progressives who are still struggling to express their opposition to the Bush Agenda may want to check out a new site organizing a huge non-violent protest at Bush's inauguration.

12/22/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Posthumous Justice
Categories :: Activism :: Civil Rights :: Discrimination :: History :: Race

The Ghosts of Mississippi will never be silenced--not until justice is done. Forty years later the klansmen who orchestrated the "Freedom Summer Slayings" of 1964 are finally being sought.

12/13/04 :: By Drew Johnston
Old-Fashioned Wisdom
Categories :: Activism

Sometimes, you find wisdom in odd places.

12/13/04 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
Notable Quotes: A New Weekend Feature
Categories :: Activism

Stories circulating in the blogosphere over the weekend remind me that most of the people I know get their news online or through alternative web sources these days. For those who may have been on vacation, shopping, or off-line, here’s a sampling of weekend highlights.

12/09/04 :: By Tom Ball
ACTION ALERT: Make "Fahrenheit 911" The Winner of the People's Choice Awards!
Categories :: Activism

"Fahrenheit 9/11" has been nominated for the People's Choice Awards as the American public's "Favorite Film of the Year." This is a golden opportunity to make our voices heard. You see, we can vote for the movie we want to win. Giving F911 the nod would create a firestorm of renewed media coverage and once again place the incompetence and dereliction of duty performed by George W. Bush and his band of thieves back in the nation's headlines.

12/07/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Battling the Bush Wars
Categories :: Activism :: Anti-War :: Progressive Strategy :: Reference

The battle between the two Superpowers is underway. As the US continues to assert power under a second Bush term, the world's only other superpower continues to fight back.

11/21/04 :: By Tom Ball
Bush Twins Kicked Out of NY Restaurant for Four Years
Categories :: Activism

This is my town -- and if you don't like it, then get the @#$% out!

11/16/04 :: By Delton Murphy
One People Can
Categories :: Activism :: Anti-War :: Criminal Acts :: Iraq

Bush claims his 51% presidential election win as a mandate. He says this has given him political capital to use and he's going to use it. The global peace movement is considered the other super power in the world today and this last election has also given us political capital to spend as well. So Bring It On!

11/12/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Kicking The Ass Into Shape
Categories :: Activism :: Democrats :: Election 2004 :: Kerry-Edwards 2004 :: Reader Interaction

Donkeys are famously known (and revered) for their stubbornness. When they detect danger they watch it. They do not run from it and they certainly cannot be forced towards it. The similarities between donkeys and democrats are almost eerie.

11/11/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Action Alert! Ohio To Be Recounted
Categories :: Activism :: Criminal Acts :: Election 2004 :: Elections :: Reader Interaction

Yesterday Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb confirmed that he would demand a recount of all the votes cast in the Presidential Election in the state of Ohio. Since David Cobb's name appeared on the Ohio ballot, it is his legal right to ask for a statewide recount.

11/05/04 :: By Delton Murphy
The Six Stages of Grief
Categories :: Activism :: Humor :: Philosophy

When you think about all those sheeple in the red states, remember it has never been the masses that initiate necessary social change. Blue state folks (and blue people living in the red), it is up to us to raise the consciousness of those in the red states, not shift toward racism, intolerance, homophobia, war and social injustice.

10/22/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Making Some Calls
Categories :: Activism

The Kerry campaign is looking for more then a few good women and men to join an army of vote searchers on November 2nd.

10/19/04 :: By Delton Murphy
Between Reason and Faith
Categories :: Activism :: Election 2004 :: Kerry, John :: Progressive Strategy :: Tactics

With more than half of the country now against the war in Iraq we are faced with the uncanny dilemma of choosing between two pro-war presidential candidates in the midst of an unpopular war based on forged documents, fear tactics, manipulation, and misinformation.

10/09/04 :: By Tom Ball
ACTION ALERT: ABC News Attempts to Hold Bush Accountable and Right Wing Crybabies Attack
Categories :: Activism

Today, Drudge and a host of other babbling GOP blowhards are whining about an attempt by the news media to hold Bush accountable for his campaign of distortions, misrepresentations, and outright lies.

09/26/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Inspiration to Hit the Streets
Categories :: Activism

Sure the information war is important, and the blogs have provided a source of growing importance in fighting this war, but getting out in the canvassing trenches is in the end where votes are won (or even created, as these diaries show, when unregistered voters are registered).

08/30/04 :: By Tom Ball
New York City Welcomes Bush and the Republican National Convention
Categories :: Activism :: Anti-War

I am a Manhattan boy and damn proud of it. At about 9:30 AM Sunday morning, I hopped onto the subway and joined over 200,000 patriots in a demonstration of democracy that could only send chills up the GOP's spine...And I took some pictures that will knock your socks off.

08/16/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Whither Liberalism? Part III
Categories :: Activism :: Media :: Philosophy

In the August 2004 issue of Harper's magazine, Lewis Lapham asks "How do progressives build a thirty-year movement in the same way that conservatives did during the 1960s and 1970s?" The question usually becomes how then can this be mimicked or re-created. The thinkers that have gathered around Lapham's roundtable, however, do little to address this issue directly.

08/10/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Whither Liberalism? Part II
Categories :: Activism

Sunday I started to look at this month's cover article in Harper's, "Liberalism Regained: Building the Next Progressive Majority." Actually, I only got as far as the introduction. Although agreeing with the basic premise – that progressives need to strategize long-term on how to win the battle of ideas, I objected to two points that the writer (presumably editor Lewis Lapham) made in this introduction.

08/08/04 :: By Mel Valentin
The Corporation: Documentary Reviewed
Categories :: Activism "The Corporation", an ambitious, sweeping, 145-minute left-leaning documentary (a longer, 225-minute version will be likely available on DVD) directed by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan (who provided the source material), examines the 150-year history, growth, and consequences of...

08/08/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Whither Liberalism? Part I
Categories :: Activism The August 2004 issue of Harper's includes a forum on "Liberalism Regained: Building the Next Progressive Majority." The piece is a transcript of a panel discussion featuring Ron D. Daniels, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Professor Eric...

07/21/04 :: By
Smilers, Re-Dialers, and Most-Worthwhilers
Categories :: Activism

We're coming up on the 100-day dash, the Liberal Armageddon. Let us not get distracted now. Forget about obsessing on the details of the Wilson case, or the Florida recount, or the suspension of constitutional rights during the conventions.

The Big Picture is all that matters - taking power away from Republicans at every level of government, most importantly in the White House.

07/07/04 :: By Tom Ball
Google Bomb Presidential Site,
Categories :: Activism :: Tactics

'Google Bomb' with the word 'Presidential'.

06/16/04 :: By Tom Ball
Action Alert: Campaign to Support Michael Moore and "Fahrenheit 9/11"
Categories :: Activism :: Media

Farenheit 9/11 opens on June 25th...but the number of theaters that will show it is still up in the air.

A movement is afoot to minimize the number of theaters that ultimately show this film, the Palme d'Or winner at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The organizers of this partisan movement are attempting to undermine the credibility and marketability of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11".


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