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How a proper voting system should work

How a proper voting system should work

President Abraham Lincoln’s phrase in the Gettysburg Adress “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, is what a democracy is all about. Unfortunately politics, policies and personal preferences have turned a simple electoral system into a complicated mess. Electoral systems around the world employ various different calculations to determine winners and qualifiers. […]


How to Start a Petition

How to Start a Petition

Everyone feels passionate about something or other in their life at some point. Taking action sometimes requires petitioning. Here are some simple tips on how to go about the process of starting a petition. • First of all put the issue into words. This will be your opening statement in the petition. Don’t worry if […]


How to Organize a Protest

How to Organize a Protest

f you care about something deeply enough you will feel compelled to do something about it. But sometimes your cause will require action that is a little more aggressive than usual. This does not mean that you have to resort to violence; instead, it means that you should find a more visible way of making […]


How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

How to Prepare for Government Protest Crackdowns

An insecure or corrupt government will never let dissent go without punishment. If you are organizing a protest against such a government you must be prepared for consequences. The protest can be a peaceful sit in, a march to a significant place or even a violent measure (although this should not be a consideration). Whatever […]




Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Career as a Preservationist

By Phin Upham Most people today remember Jackie Kennedy as the wife of John F. Kennedy, but few outside of New York will remember her prolific career as a preservationist. She’d remarried to a Greek man named Aristotle Onassis, but he passed away seven years later. Because the couple lived in Greece, Jacqueline was severely […]


Dan White and the Twinkie Defense

By Phin Upham Dan White and Harvey Milk clashed frequently, and publicly, over issues that divided the communities of San Francisco. Hardly anti-gay, White had voted pro-gay on several important issues, what seemed to push White over the edge was what he saw as betrayal. Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone both gave White […]


The Relationship Between Marx and the Middle Ages

By Phineas Upham When people think about Karl Marx, most people don’t think about the middle ages as well. That’s a wonder considering how close in thought the two were with regards to usury, or the practice of money lending. The Enlightenment had show us that facts and reason could trump religion. That was important […]


The Formation of the CIA – By Samuel Phineas Upham

This article was written by Samuel Phineas Upham The passage of the National Security Act of 1947 was a restructuring of the United States military to better support the security of Americans. President Truman signed the act into law, inspired by the success of the Office of Strategic Services throughout World War II. OSS was […]


Republicans don’t want women earning as much as men!

Apparently Republicans don’t want women to earn as much as men working the same job. Apparently the Republicans have a problem with women? Any chance the democrats are spreading out this rhetoric in advance of a Hillary Clinton run? I mean Hillary will surely get a huge chunk of the female vote and many of […]




Syria: Rebels And Turkish Troops Occupy Western Al-Bab – STRATFOR

Syria: Rebels And Turkish Troops Occupy Western Al-Bab STRATFOR Syrian rebel forces and Turkish troops took control of the western suburbs of Al-Bab on Feb. 11, AFP reported. The Islamic State has held the town since 2014. One Turkish soldier died in the assault on the western districts. Al-Bab is a strategic … and more » See the original post here: Syria: Rebels And Turkish Troops Occupy... [Read more]


JNU students continue to occupy administrative block on admission issue – Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times JNU students continue to occupy administrative block on admission issue Hindustan Times JNU students continue to occupy the administrative block demanding a meeting with the VC on the amendments in the admission policy even as the administration termed their mode of protest “illegal”. The students have been agitating against the recent … and more » Read More  Read More →


ANCYL give memorandum to Absa, threaten to occupy all branches – eNCA

eNCA ANCYL give memorandum to Absa, threaten to occupy all branches eNCA ANCYL give memorandum to Absa, threaten to occupy all branches. South Africa; Friday 10 February 2017 – 9:03pm. File: Absa bank officials accepted the memorandum of demands from the Youth League on Friday afternoon. Photo: eNCA/Scott Smith. and more » Read More  Read More →


Unmasking Trump’s minister of propaganda Steve Bannon and his ‘Occupy’ film – Raw Story

Raw Story Unmasking Trump's minister of propaganda Steve Bannon and his ' Occupy ' film Raw Story That might have been for the best, I wrote at the time, because “the distinguishing feature of Occupy Unmasked's soundtrack was an unceasing, loud, dull, dissonant . . . well, you couldn't call it music. It was more like a deep rumble, the aural … Read More  Read More →


Occupy victim mulls private prosecution as DOJ fails to act – EJ Insight – EJ Insight

EJ Insight Occupy victim mulls private prosecution as DOJ fails to act – EJ Insight EJ Insight A man who was allegedly beaten up by a policeman during the 2014 Occupy protests has threatened to launch private prosecution against the now-retired … and more » Read More  Read More →


Occupy bystander threatens private prosecution over alleged baton … – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post Occupy bystander threatens private prosecution over alleged baton … South China Morning Post A bystander who was allegedly hit by a retired senior policeman with a baton during the 2014 Occupy protests has warned the justice minister that he is ready to … Lawyers issue deadline for prosecuting police officer accused of … Hong Kong Free Press all 2 news articles »... [Read more]


Protesting Greek firefighters occupy ministry building – Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency Protesting Greek firefighters occupy ministry building Anadolu Agency A firefighter holds a flare and shouts slogans during a protest, held for extension of their contracts, in front of Greek Ministry of Administrative Reforms building in Athens, Greece on February 08, 2017. Firefighters temporarily occupy Greek Ministry … and more » Read More  Read More →


Hong Kong’s justice minister rejects idea that political pressure has stalled action against Occupy protesters – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post Hong Kong's justice minister rejects idea that political pressure has stalled action against Occupy protesters South China Morning Post The justice minister has rejected suggestions by pro-establishment lawmakers that political pressure is behind the slow progress in prosecuting Occupy Central leaders and says his department has already advised police on the criminal liability... [Read more]


Hong Kong’s justice minister rejects idea that political pressure has stalled action against Occupy protesters – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post Hong Kong's justice minister rejects idea that political pressure has stalled action against Occupy protesters South China Morning Post The justice minister has rejected suggestions by pro-establishment lawmakers that political pressure is behind the slow progress in prosecuting Occupy Central leaders and says his department has already advised police on the criminal liability... [Read more]


Trump’s Minister Of Propaganda And His ‘Occupy’ Film – The National Memo (blog)

Trump's Minister Of Propaganda And His ' Occupy ' Film The National Memo (blog) That might have been for the best, I wrote at the time, because “the distinguishing feature of Occupy Unmasked's soundtrack was an unceasing, loud, dull, dissonant . . . well, you couldn't call it music. It was more like a deep rumble, the aural … Read More  Read More →