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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 […]




Kiwi sailors occupy strong positions at World Cup – Newshub

Kiwi sailors occupy strong positions at World Cup Newshub In the men's 470 event, Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Wilcox occupy fifth after a single race, and still have a realistic chance of claiming the bronze medal position come the end of the World Cup. Sam Meech, meanwhile, has climbed up to 2nd after … and more » Read More  Read More →


CORD postpones occupy IEBC protests in honour of Lucy Kibaki – The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog)

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) CORD postpones occupy IEBC protests in honour of Lucy Kibaki The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) Nairobi, Kenya: CORD postpones occupy IEBC to May 9 in honour of the late First Lady Lucy Kibaki and in compliance with the three day national mourning to be announced when her body arrives on Sunday. In a statement sent to newsrooms CORD stated …... [Read more]


Prosecution 1, Ken Tsang 0: Hong Kong court rules videos of Occupy activist’s arrest admissible at assault trial – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post Prosecution 1, Ken Tsang 0: Hong Kong court rules videos of Occupy activist's arrest admissible at assault trial South China Morning Post The police assault trial of pro-democracy activist Ken Tsang Kin-chiu formally began at Kowloon City Court on Friday as two controversial videos were ruled admissible as prosecutorial evidence. Principal magistrate Peter Law Tak-chuen's... [Read more]


Sanders supporters to ‘Occupy Board of Elections,’ watch Erie County ballot count – Buffalo News

Buffalo News Sanders supporters to ‘ Occupy Board of Elections,’ watch Erie County ballot count Buffalo News Facebook posts in recent days have advertised an “ Occupy Board of Elections” event outside the board’s offices at 134 W. Eagle St. The posts have expressed dissatisfaction with registration rules and other election law aspects. Absentee ballots counted … and more »... [Read more]


The Spirit of Activism: From Occupy Wall Street to a New Playbook for Revolution – Huffington Post

Huffington Post The Spirit of Activism: From Occupy Wall Street to a New Playbook for Revolution Huffington Post This may surprise those familiar with White's role as co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, a movement he proposed to Adbusters magazine founder Kalle Lasn in summer 2011 while working as an editor for the anarchist publication. Initially protesting the … Read More  Read More →


Co-Creator of Occupy Wall Street: Why Protest is Broken – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Co-Creator of Occupy Wall Street: Why Protest is Broken Bloomberg Micah White, the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, sits down with Bloomberg TV Canada's Amanda Lang to chat about this new book “The End of Protest.” Five years after Occupy , White says protest is broken and we need to innovate by having … Originally posted here: Co-Creator of Occupy Wall... [Read more]


How the Occupy movement may have facilitated political change – EUROPP – European Politics and Policy (blog)

EUROPP – European Politics and Policy (blog) How the Occupy movement may have facilitated political change EUROPP – European Politics and Policy (blog) yagci Occupy protests are one of the major global political waves of our time. But what was their impact? Alper Yagci highlights the link between the recession, inequality, and the Occupy movement, and writes that although the institutional... [Read more]


Occupy INAC Vancouver ends after protesters secure meeting with federal ministers – Vancouver Courier

Vancouver Courier Occupy INAC Vancouver ends after protesters secure meeting with federal ministers Vancouver Courier Occupy INAC Vancouver organizers ended their protest Monday after federal ministers promised to meet them. From left: Valeen Jules, Jerilyn Webster, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Webster's son, Sequoia, and Crystal Smith. Photo by Sophie Woodrooffe. Occupy protest in Vancouver could... [Read more]


UPDATED: Protesters occupy national assembly, demand return of 36 Land Cruisers – TheCable

TheCable UPDATED: Protesters occupy national assembly, demand return of 36 Land Cruisers TheCable Although security men barred the protesters from entering the premises of the national assembly, they have taken over the main entrance of the complex. Occupy NASS.jpg 2. The main entrance to the national assembly complex was locked up as protesters … and more » Read More  Read More →


Punched by police and shunned by cinemas, Occupy documentary maker still a believer – South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post Punched by police and shunned by cinemas, Occupy documentary maker still a believer South China Morning Post After the incident, Chan seldom went near the front line of the Occupy Central protests again. “When you're beaten by a cop, you can neither go after him nor, well, go to the police. There's nothing you can do. I was quite timid – to sit there and …... [Read more]