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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 […]




The surprising face of Occupy Downing Street – The Times (subscription)

The surprising face of Occupy Downing Street The Times (subscription) You can't fault the Liberal Democrats for lack of ambition. Despite a grand total of eight MPs, they're already making plans for a future coalition. And David Laws thinks one of their demands should be the eviction of the chancellor from 11 Downing Street. Go here to read the rest: The surprising face of Occupy Downing... [Read more]


Ole Miss students occupy building to protest lynching remark – Fox News

The College Fix Ole Miss students occupy building to protest lynching remark Fox News JACKSON, Miss. – Witnesses say dozens of black and white students are occupying the University of Mississippi's main administrative building in Oxford to protest what they called the chancellor's weak response to a Facebook comment about lynching. Ole Miss students occupy building to protest peer's... [Read more]


Timeline Theatre Announces They Are Ending Plans To Occupy The … – edgevillebuzz

edgevillebuzz Timeline Theatre Announces They Are Ending Plans To Occupy The … edgevillebuzz auditorium-2 In a statement put out today by Timeline Theatre, it was officially announced that they will end further development plans to occupy the theatre … and more » Read More  Read More →


Want to visit Zuccotti Park? Take the Occupy Wall Street tour – amNY

amNY Want to visit Zuccotti Park? Take the Occupy Wall Street tour amNY This week marked the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the event that Michael Pellagatti says changed his life. He was working nights as a security guard at — irony acknowledged — a Merrill Lynch building. A little college on the side, a … Read More  Read More →


Obama tells Israel ‘it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land’ – Arab American News

Arab American News Obama tells Israel 'it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land' Arab American News Obama said both sides would benefit if Israel recognized it cannot permanently occupy the land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognized Israel's legitimacy. “Surely Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject … Israeli Prime Minister Slams... [Read more]


Protesters occupy Board of Alders meeting – Yale Daily News (blog)

Yale Daily News (blog) Protesters occupy Board of Alders meeting Yale Daily News (blog) Members of the Board of Alders met Tuesday evening in City Hall to discuss a plan to allocate funds for a new police dog. But the meeting took an unexpected turn when about 50 New Haven residents, who were protesting police brutality just outside … Read more from the original source:  Protesters occupy... [Read more]


Protesters occupy Epicentre after blocking Trade and Tryon – Charlotte Observer

Protesters occupy Epicentre after blocking Trade and Tryon Charlotte Observer Gatherings throughout the afternoon and evening remained peaceful until protesters blocked Trade and Tryon at about 8 p.m. Protesters then began occupying the Epicentre. Hours earlier, a group of two dozen protesters stood silently in front of the Bank … and more » Read the original: Protesters occupy Epicentre... [Read more]


SPLA soldiers occupy orphanage in Yei town – Radio Tamazuj

Radio Tamazuj SPLA soldiers occupy orphanage in Yei town Radio Tamazuj Dozens of children have relocated to another location after SPLA soldiers forcefully took over their orphanage in Yei, according to a South Sudanese church leader. The church leader whose name is withheld for security reasons explained that the … Read More  Read More →


Don’t emulate Pontius Pilate: Hong Kong magistrate refuses to jail three Occupy student leaders – South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Free Press Don't emulate Pontius Pilate: Hong Kong magistrate refuses to jail three Occupy student leaders South China Morning Post A magistrate was urged not to wash her hands of the case like Pontius Pilate on Wednesday as she rejected a bid by prosecutors to have three student leaders jailed over the storming of government headquarters two days before the Occupy protests began …... [Read more]


Barack Obama tells Israel it ‘cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land’ – The Independent

The Independent Barack Obama tells Israel it 'cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land' The Independent Barack Obama has told Israel it cannot permanently occupy and settle on Palestinian land in a speech to the United Nations. The US president said both sides would benefit if Israel recognised it cannot permanently occupy the land and if Palestinians … Obama: Israel cannot... [Read more]