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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 […]




Zhang’s short ‘Occupy Central’ was like the longer one: Nothing changed – Hong Kong Free Press

Hong Kong Free Press Zhang’s short ‘ Occupy Central’ was like the longer one: Nothing changed Hong Kong Free Press While it didn’t last 79 days, Hong Kong was certainly “ occupied ” last week by state leader Zhang Dejiang and his enormous security entourage. Wherever Zhang went, roads were blocked, business came to a halt and ordinary people were left wondering …... [Read more]


“Energy Without Injury”: From Redwood Summer to Break Free via Occupy Wall Street – CounterPunch

CounterPunch “Energy Without Injury”: From Redwood Summer to Break Free via Occupy Wall Street CounterPunch On Sunday, May 15, more than a hundred climate change kayaktivists took to the waters of Padilla Bay in Anacortes, Washington, risking arrest to land on the banks of the Tesoro oil refinery. In the shadow of the refinery smoke stacks, they unfurled … See the original post here:  “Energy... [Read more]


Johnson: Dogs occupy unique place in family – Clovis News Journal

Clovis News Journal Johnson: Dogs occupy unique place in family Clovis News Journal The more kids there are, the worse it can get — and like a teacher doing roll call, many a parent or grandparent has had to list off the name of each child in the family until they click on the name of the one they are trying to beckon from the other … and more » Read More  Read More →


Occupy the 1990s: Income inequality soared during Bill Clinton’s presidency. Why didn’t anyone care? – American Enterprise Institute

American Enterprise Institute Occupy the 1990s: Income inequality soared during Bill Clinton's presidency. Why didn't anyone care? American Enterprise Institute Of course, there were no Occupy Anywhere protests back then. Nor did Clinton get a primary challenge from a democratic socialist complaining about the vast wealth of America's “millionaires and billionaires.” We had fast growth,... [Read more]


Occupy Wall Street and Gezi Park: Two Cities, One Protest – Observer

Observer Occupy Wall Street and Gezi Park: Two Cities, One Protest Observer The following series documents two protests in two parks: Gezi Park (Istanbul in 2013) and the Zuccoti Park (New York City in 2011). I never realized in the two cities I feel I most belong to, my hometown of Istanbul and my adopted homeland of New York … Read More  Read More →


Govt organisations illegally occupy 60000 acres Sindh land – Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today Govt organisations illegally occupy 60000 acres Sindh land Pakistan Today The Karachi division has over 9,00,212 acres land, out of which 60,000 acres of government land has been illegally occupied by some provincial and federal organisations, and housing authorities because there are around 6,81,000 acres non-surveyed land … Encroached land : ‘60000 acres of government... [Read more]


Greens want to destroy the centre not occupy it – The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review Greens want to destroy the centre not occupy it The Australian Financial Review If they stray too far to the left or the right, the sensible centre pulls them back towards the middle. Think asylum seeker policy for Labor and WorkChoices for the Liberals. Not so the Greens. The Greens don't want to occupy the centre – they want to … and more » Read More  Read More →


Colin Reed: Liz can’t ‘Occupy’ ticket with Hillary – Boston Herald

Colin Reed: Liz can’t ‘ Occupy ‘ ticket with Hillary Boston Herald Second, as the self-confessed intellectual “founder” of the radical Occupy Wall Street movement, Warren was one of the pioneers of the “system being rigged” rallying cry, while Clinton has benefited immensely from said “rigged system.” Bill and Hillary … and more » Read More  Read More →


Hong Kong Braces for First Post-Occupy Beijing Visit – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Hong Kong Braces for First Post- Occupy Beijing Visit Bloomberg The plan sparked the student-led Occupy protests, which lasted 79 days and brought global attention to the city's pro-democracy movement. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's attempt to enact the guidelines was defeated in Hong Kong's Legislative Council … and more » Read More  Read More →


Greek activists occupy Athens hotel to house stranded refugees – Free Speech Radio News

Free Speech Radio News Greek activists occupy Athens hotel to house stranded refugees Free Speech Radio News The spirit of political resistance so pervasive in the streets of Greece has spread into the reception of a long-abandoned hotel in downtown Athens. Radical Greek activists have occupied the seven-story building and transformed it into a cooperative … and more » Go here to see the... [Read more]