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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 […]




Tops Markets to occupy store next to downtown library – Buffalo News

Buffalo News Tops Markets to occupy store next to downtown library Buffalo News The 2.5-acre lot, which currently has 300 surface parking spaces, occupies the block bounded by Ellicott, Oak, Eagle and Clinton streets, adjacent to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Greyhound bus terminal, the Buffalo & Erie County … Officials announce development of downtown Buffalo grocery... [Read more]


Irish pub to occupy larger space in Uptown Park Ridge – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Irish pub to occupy larger space in Uptown Park Ridge Chicago Tribune An updated architectural rendering of The Harp and Fiddle, an Irish pub-style eatery planned for 110 Main St. in Park Ridge. An updated architectural rendering of The Harp and Fiddle, an Irish pub-style eatery planned for 110 Main St. in Park Ridge … Read More  Read More →


50 construction workers occupy Fortress Hill road in protest over unpaid wages – Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free Press 50 construction workers occupy Fortress Hill road in protest over unpaid wages Hong Kong Free Press Around 50 construction workers occupied a road in Fortress Hill on Thursday in a protest over unpaid wages. The group had been employed at a construction site on Oil Street, but say they were owed wages of 1.5 months – totalling around HK$3 million, … Read More  Read More →


‘Mid-size retailer’ to occupy Royse City site – Royse City Herald Banner

Royse City Herald Banner 'Mid-size retailer' to occupy Royse City site Royse City Herald Banner An unnamed “mid-size retailer” is under contract to occupy almost four acres of land just west of Royse City's Wal-Mart store. “These people have already signed a contract and they want to be open in September,” Larry Lott, executive director of the … Read More  Read More →


Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa – libcom.org (blog)

libcom.org (blog) Workers occupy ILVA steel plant in Genoa libcom.org (blog) The future of the ILVA group remains highly uncertain and, after repeated protests that have lasted years, the workers of the Genoa plant, organized by the FIOM union, voted on January 25 to occupy the factory. They accuse the government of trying to … Read More  Read More →


Occupy Wall Street Supports Bernie Sanders – Breitbart News

Breitbart News Occupy Wall Street Supports Bernie Sanders Breitbart News Hugh Espey, arrested for refusing to leave the grounds of the Iowa statehouse, said, “ Occupy helped elevate the narrative that we have a rigged political system and a rigged economy,” adding that Sanders' popularity is partly “the inheritance” of Occupy . Occupy White House style Switzer Financial News Inequality... [Read more]


Occupy Trespassed for Months, Ranchers Arrested After 24 Days of Trespassing – Town Hall

Town Hall Occupy Trespassed for Months, Ranchers Arrested After 24 Days of Trespassing Town Hall Political correctness has invaded our culture so thoroughly there are essentially two tiers of justice in this country. If you are a white, progressive, privileged hippy Millennial, or a Black Lives Matter activist, law enforcement and the legal system … Continued here: Occupy Trespassed for Months,... [Read more]


A race of one: HKU student with pro-Occupy movement past in line to lead university union – South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription) A race of one: HKU student with pro- Occupy movement past in line to lead university union South China Morning Post (subscription) On July 2, 2014, Suen was among 511 people arrested after an overnight sit-in on Chater Road, an event that was considered a 'dress rehearsal' for the pro-democracy Occupy movement that broke out in September that year. The... [Read more]


Occupy movement protesters fight on — now in support of Bernie Sanders – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Occupy movement protesters fight on — now in support of Bernie Sanders Los Angeles Times A few hours after Bernie Sanders announced he was running for president, a group of activists associated with Occupy Wall Street sent an email blast endorsing his candidacy. It was a perfect match. The protesters, whose ragged encampments across the … and more » Read More  Read More →


Occupy Silicon Valley: Unwiring the Internet – The Herald

The Herald Occupy Silicon Valley: Unwiring the Internet The Herald Contrary to promoting economic fairness, digital technology is faulted as the central reason for the growing gulf between haves and the have-nots and the hollowing out of the middle class. Book: The Internet Is Not the Answer. Author: Andrew Keen … and more » The rest is here: Occupy Silicon Valley: Unwiring the Internet –... [Read more]