An Occupy Wall Street Idea: Poems For Police

Occupiers Should Have Two Poems In Their Pockets I have been watching LiveStream video of Occupy Wall Street and other occupations fairly obsessively. I aspire to be an eye witness, who will discourage the government from doing bad things to protesters. I try to e-mail my friends when important things are happening, like the fairly […]

LOL! and HURRAH! – OWS spawns an “I’m getting arrested” app

( If you do not know what an “app” is, and you get arrested, make sure you shout your full name to folks around you, and consider calling the National Lawyers Guild at: 212-679-6018 ) (excerpt from) USA Today Occupy Wall Street protesters now have a free app (cellphone program application) to alert others if […]

Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court, related to Occupy DC

BET reports: “Activist and professor Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court building Sunday afternoon while taking part in Occupy DC protests. West was holding up a sign that ready “Poverty is the Greatest Violence of All…” Link above has photo, more info, and the promise of more coverage. Cornel West […]

Protests Continue at the White House Against Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline | AlterNet

Bill McKibben, speaking from jail after getting arrested for protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, said, “We don’t need your sympathy, we need your company.” Who are the doctors, lawyers, teachers and students joining Bill McKibben in civil disobedience against the pipeline? Watch this video from the first days of protest to see who is answering […]

Peter Yarrow as apologist on Tim DeChristopher trial

Peter Yarrow’s article about Tim DeChristopher gets a lot right, and a lot wrong.   Yarrow rightly pins the blame squarely on President Bush for wrongly scheduling auctions to sell off mineral rights for protected land Then Yarrow veers off track, both factually and morally.  His misdirection is based on his inability to  pin the […]

Tim DeChristopher’s Court Speech: ‘This Is What Patriotism Looks Like’ (via Food Freedom)

April 2012 Update: Tim DeChristopher was put in isolation, and now seems to be let out of isolation. Story at The L Magazine: here. _____________________________ Tim DeChristopher, whose act of civil disobedience stopped the illegal auction of oil and gas leases on thousands of acres of public land, was sentenced yesterday to two years in […]

Monday: Demonstration at White House – 61 peace activists arrested

Tuesday morning, October 6th, a note at Cindy Sheehan’s Facebook says, “ Cindy Sheehan IF ANYONE IS STILL IN DC, OR IN DC, MEET US AT W.H. AT 10 THIS MORNING” peace from Common Dreams newswire October 5, 2009 / 4:04 PM Frida Berrigan and Jeremy Varon Hundreds Demand End to Afghan and Iraq Wars, […]

Live streaming of Capitol anti-coal demo (plus global warming)

Link to live streaming of the Capitol Climate Action rally and civil disobedience in D.C. Comments on speech by Vandana Shiva. Thoughts on global warming, climate change, and energy.

We’re not in Kansas anymore… (D.C. and crazy days of energy activism)

Information, links and questions about Power Shift 2009, Capitol Climate Action, NIRS, the Green Party and nuclear energy. Why would some do a civil disobedience for Natural Gas?

If you or your friend are faced with eviction/foreclosure: Stick together

A few points: -Finally, people in America are understanding that if the rich people and elected officials steal your money and bailout banks, then we can all stick together to make make sure our homes, money, lives do not get destroyed in the process. -Interesting that this article refers to the plan and to ACORN […]

Judge empathizes with Sean Bell protest and Al Sharpton

Well, not entirely. Kimberly writes: As you may recall, Al Sharpton was among civil rights leaders who, in May 2008, protested in NYC over the police shooting and killing of unarmed bridegroom Sean Bell.  The protest was successful in that it was big, non-violent, and had an impact on New York City traffic. While most […]

Videos from Sean Bell vigils/demos in NYC today, May 7, 2008

Related post: Green Party Presidential Hopeful Cynthia McKinney’s piece on Sean Bell and justice in America More videos at the jump..

Sat. May 3rd: Long Island Peace Demonstration

Update, evening of 5/3/2008: Demonstration a success. Good turnout. A story should appear on the repeating news segments on News12 (Cable tv in Long Island) this evening. ** ACTION ALERT *** 4,040 American Soldiers Have Now Died In Iraq We were at Smith Haven Mall just three weeks ago when the American casualty count reached […]

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