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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 […]




Vendors re-occupy Imphal’s quake-hit and unsafe market – Morung Express

Vendors re- occupy Imphal's quake-hit and unsafe market Morung Express Experts who visited Imphal to inspect the damaged marketing complexes recommended to the government not to allow the vendors to occupy these again. So far, the government has not intervened and the women vendors and customers are at great risk in … Vendors re- occupy Imphal's quake-hit, unsafe market Business Standard... [Read more]


‘Occupy’ group in Brazil borrows Carnival tunes to protest Summer Olympics in Rio – Fox News Latino

Fox News Latino ' Occupy ' group in Brazil borrows Carnival tunes to protest Summer Olympics in Rio Fox News Latino Rio de Janeiro – The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is also being used to protest the Olympic Games that the Brazilian city will host in August. On Sunday, Ocupa Carnaval, which performs protest songs set to traditional tunes in Rio's streets, used music to … and more »... [Read more]


Time to Occupy the Parties – THISDAY Live

Time to Occupy the Parties THISDAY Live Central to the concoction of ills that irks the Nigerian state and society are the very political parties that have in the last 17 years produced our national leadership. Their lack of binding ideas is the source of our rudderless policy direction … and more » Read More  Read More →


I nvestigation: Tenants Still Occupy Houses Marked – Daily Trust

Daily Trust I nvestigation: Tenants Still Occupy Houses Marked Daily Trust Our correspondent observed that the two estates face each other, with an untarred road separating them. The estate on the left comprises six two-bedroom flats, with tenants presently occupying them, while that on the right comprises seven two-bedroom … Read the original here:  I nvestigation: Tenants Still Occupy Houses... [Read more]


Chicago Teachers Union & Supporters March and Occupy Bank of America for Fair Contract – The Chicago Monitor

The Chicago Monitor Chicago Teachers Union & Supporters March and Occupy Bank of America for Fair Contract The Chicago Monitor More than three thousand teachers, staff, parents, students, and their supporters marched in Chicago yesterday for a fair contract for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). The protest was in response to the threat of $100 million in cuts by CPS the day … and more »... [Read more]


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 →


Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders’ Surge – Truthdig

Truthdig Credit Occupy in Bernie Sanders' Surge Truthdig For insight into Bernie Sanders' unexpected surge, go back to 2011, to the then-scorned Occupy Wall Street movement and its drive against the 1 percent and income inequality. Written off that year as disorganized and ineffective, the Occupy movement … 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 →