Frederick Douglass speaks on the 4th of July

One of our greatest Americans, Frederick Douglass spoke at a 4th of July picnic on human rights

Occupy July Fourth: Honor the Fourth Amendment

Occupy Wall Street folks will be demonstrating in support of the 4th Amendment, on this 4th of July, in New York City (and other cities around the nation). “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…” -The Bill of Rights, Amendment Four from […]

Alternate ways to celebrate the 4th of July

KW: As you may have guessed from my recent 4th of July poem, there is something about the 4th of July Holiday that makes me nervous. Fireworks seem all fun and pretty and stuff. Though, I think they are supposed to somehow remind us of the military power of our country, passed battles, and the […]

A poem for the fourth

4th of July in a Time of War I want to like the fireworks. Though, they keep reminding me of the bombs. I remember when my mother dressed me up as Betsy Ross, in a frilly and striped, flag colored dress, and pulled me down the street in a little red wagon. I loved waving […]

2010: Smog alert for 4th of July: Please take care or yourself (and pollute less)

The following NY State websites have background info on smog. (Though I did not see the current warnings featured on the front page…): NY State DEC and NY State Department of Health There is an air quality advisory for Sunday, July 4th of 2010 for Long Island and the NYC metro area. 10am to 10pm.

In the spirit of the 4th: Class in DC on “Democratizing the Electoral College”

What better way to celebrate the 4th of July, than to sign up for a class about strengthening our democracy? Asa Gordon is Chair of the D.C Statehood Green Party Electoral College Task Force; a member of the Green Party Black Caucus Organizing Committee; and is the founder and Executive Director of the Douglass Institute […]

New music for the 4th of July: Family values and potato salad

KW: Our old friend Sonny Meadows just released a new CD, “Tolerance.” We will definitely be telling you more about it soon. Though, since Sonny was so timely to get it out last month, thought we should definitely tell you about the song, “Family Reunion 4th of July.”  You can hear a preview of the […]

Cleaning up on the 4th of July

I was out petitioning on July 4th. I couldn’t think of a more patriotic activity to take part in on Independence Day then being a cog in the wheels of democracy. Driving on my way to the next house I was petitioning at, I pulled the car over to the side of the road when […]

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